Sending postcards from Puerto Ayora
It is expensive to buy stamps for postcards on Galapagos Islands (same price as in the rest of Ecuador though). For Europe the stamp for one postcard is $2.25 (July 2011), so make sure to bring a lot of cash to the post office if you have many postcards to mail.
And it can take a very long time before the postcards reach their destination. The postcards I mailed in Puerto Ayora didn’t arrive to their destination until almost two months after they were mailed. From Quito it only took about a week. Anyway I would prefer to receive a postcard from Galapagos which is also mailed there, even if it takes a long time.
What ever you do... Don't Drink the Water
I took 31 kids to the Galapagos Islands and we had a great time. However, 12 of my group got sick and we suspect it came from the water. Please be extra careful when traveling to this very special place.
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