For most, mention of the Galápagos conjures up images of giant tortoises lumbering across the volcanic landscape. But five of these islands are also inhabited by a soaring human population; government workers, fisherman, tour operators, teachers, refugees from the mainland, dreamers and scientists who all call the Galápagos home. 25,000 of them.
A humbling experience in Tamil Nadu where I meet Mr Daniel, a man who gave up everything to help rural communities in the area.
Volunteering in the Galapagos doesn’t have to be with the wildlife.
Homecoming. After a year away I contemplate what coming home means and summarise the best and worst of our year…
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