on 23 April 2010
Many travel books have glossy sections on the Galapagos Islands, but this book is very practical and it really is essential reading for anyone doing this trip as it has lots of helpful tips besides some detailed information about the places you are likely to visit and also the different wildlife that you will encounter. It also has lots of relevant historical information. The book provides a good balance between practical things that you need to know, the history and the whole island experience. Although I have still to travel to the Galapagos it has certainly whetted my appetite and I feel that I will be going knowing a lot more about what I am likely to experience and that I am better prepared having read the book.