Day 7: Espanola Island (Hood Island)

Española Island is part of the Galápagos Islands. The English named it Hood Island after Viscount Samuel Hood. It is located in the extreme southeast of the archipelago and is considered, along with Santa Fe, one of the oldest, at approximately four million years. The beach at Gardner Bay offers one of the best beaches to experience “relaxing beach time” in Galapagos. The expansive white sand beach (one of the longest in Galapagos at 2 km) attracts many napping sea lions. Española is probably most well-known for being the sole breeding ground for the entire population of the world’s Waved Albatrosses.

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Norway

The fjords, mountains and northern lights of Norway are known throughout the world. As is the “capitalism with a conscience” philosophy. Svalbard is part of Norway and is a true Arctic haven which is nicknamed the 'Realm of the Polar Bears' but you may also spot arctic foxes, walruses and whales! It is one of the world's happiest countries ...

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Brazil

Brazil is famous for its iconic Rio Carnival festival. Brazil is also known for its tropical beaches, exquisite waterfalls, and the Amazon rainforest.

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Bear Centre: Lentiira

Bear Centre is a Finnish company located on the eastern border specialising in Bear, Wolverine and Wolf photography safaris. There are 29 rustic hides to choose from offering the best photographic opportunities as well as luxury cabins, all of which are set in the pristine forest.

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Ahangama

Ahangama is quiet with white sandy beaches and is notorious for stilted fisherman posing for photographs. It is situated in the south of Sri Lanka half way between Galle and Mirissa Beach.

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Glen Coe and Bidean nam Bian

Bidean nam Bian is a complex range with many ridges and subsidiary peaks. It lies to the south of the spectacular area of Glen Coe which is situated in western Scotland and is the highest point in the former county of Argyll standing at 1,150m. The main summit of the munro is hidden from the road behind the Three Sisters and is accessed via a stunning hidden valley.

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