You Know it’s Hot in The Galápagos When The Marine Iguanas Seek Out Shade

On most days I felt like this guy right here.

Foraging in a mysterious world looking for substanence to survive the next few days and then trying to shade from the grueling expectations involved in the intense training, lesson planning, and daily teaching duties.


The CELTA is relentless and very demanding. There just is no other way to put it. For the first four weeks on the island there was no time to be a tourist in one of the most touristic places on earth. There was no time to socialize, no time to decompress, no time to lose your shit.

The last four weeks were spent volunteering a few hours a day, visiting other islands in the archipela, and letting loose as if I had boomeranged myself back to college. A welcomed break after the four weeks of reclusion and borderline insanity close calls.

After eight weeks spent on a remote island with intermittent power, 1999-slow internet, and $12 jars of peanut butter, it was time to head to new pastures.

THIS is what I proudly accomplished and it was all worth it.

-Fearlessly forward


“The marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) is an iguana found only on the Galápagos Islands that has the ability, unique among modern lizards, to forage in the sea, making it a marine reptile. The iguana can dive over 9 m (30 ft) into the water. It has spread to all the islands in the archipelago, and is sometimes called the Galápagos marine iguana. It mainly lives on the rocky Galápagos shore to warm from the comparably cold water, but can also be spotted in marshes and mangrove beaches.” -Wikipidea