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Nice snorkeling

We walked past the mailbox along the water to a nice bay where we went snorkeling in the afternoon... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2018
Lee L
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Valhalla, New York
Little known tradition

Great 200 year old custom where you leave addressed, unstamped postcards in a barrel in hopes that... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
staledale
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

We walked past the mailbox along the water to a nice bay where we went snorkeling in the afternoon. Saw a ray, lots of fish and a couple of sea turtles. The mailbox is just that a place for people to leave or pick up...More

Thank Lee L
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Great 200 year old custom where you leave addressed, unstamped postcards in a barrel in hopes that another traveler will pick them up and hand deliver them. We found 3 postcards within a couple of hours of our home, and we've already delivered one of...More

Thank staledale
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

There is an old mailbox situation behind the bush on the beach The tourists(us) hand dropped our postcards/letters into this barrel-shaped object which sits on a post, waiting for the next group of tourists to come and did the same thing The mail usually are...More

Thank Allan & Amy T
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

24 January 2018 we left postcards in the mail box on Floreana island Galapagos. The following week we sent postcards from Quito - 1000 miles closer to the UK than Galapagos and closer to international mail flights. 11 February 2018 we received one of the...More

Thank Roxsrgreat
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

I believe you can still get out to the original post box, I was there 11 years ago but now if you don't want to hike there a replica is right at the landing. You can send postcards or pick up postcards and deliver them...More

Thank esopus35
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

A replica of a what used to be, a barrel that you can post your mail in and hope someone from the correct part of the world will happen by. Pretty unlikely if you aren't from a major city, but you never know.

Thank Bruce H
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Post Office Bay, on Floreana Island, Galapagos,dates back to the 19th century, when whalers first began keeping a wooden barrel at the site. Since then, mail can be picked up and delivered by hand by any and all travellers that happen to be going near...More

Thank Andy L
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

in an attempt to stay in touch with their loved ones, the sailors which would spend months away from home devloped a mailing system on Floreana. The post box is a wooden barrel. Nice place.

Thank Luc S
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

As others have said, it's just a barrel, but what a great piece of history. We've picked up a few and are looking forward to delivering them. Likewise we sent a few, but are most interested to see who delivers the one we sent to...More

Thank him331
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Can't leave Floreana without "mailing" your postcard! Our parents received their postcard and we are excited for the day our postcard will surprisingly arrive!

Thank Lucy E
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A delightful wet landing. We did not walk to the bay but we spent several hours late one afternoon enjoying the beach & the wildlife while the crew played football. It is well worth dropping off postcards as all ours made it... More
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