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Next month in our December/January 2005 issue of Adventure, we'll deliver the smartest, most innovative developments in the world of outdoors sports and travel for the new year. But if you need a refresher for where things stand, check last year's tribute to the best of adventure.

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Galápagos Islands
Most people think of the Galápagos as little more than rocks and lizards, but in fact around 20,000 people live there, most in Puerto Ayora, on Isla Santa Cruz, where marine iguanas litter the town like fat, lazy squirrels. Puerto Ayora has boomed in the last decade as mainlanders have chased the tourist dollar to the islands; and the little port suffers from crime, poor water treatment, and substandard schools. These challenges are invisible to most visitors, who typically spend only an hour or two in town. On a slow-moving tropical morning, it's easy to conclude that the biggest problem in the Galápagos is the risk of tripping over a reptile at the Hotel Sol y Mar.

—West Coast Editor Steve Casimiro

Photograph by Steve Casimiro
 
 


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