National Geographic Endeavour II arrived at Puerto Ayora — one of the most important sites of our expedition. Today we experienced culture and nature at the same time. We visited the Charles Darwin Foundation, where we learned about different conservation projects being run on the island. Then we had several options available for the next portion of our day. Some of our guests visited the Tomas de Berlanga School, where bilingual students guided them around. Other guests visited the Rancho Ochoa; here we learned how to produce lettuce by hydroponic techniques, saving a lot of water and providing high-quality vegetables for our tables. Finally, some guests visited the Trapiche, a farm where the owners demonstrated the traditional way to make sugar, coffee, chocolate, and moonshine! What a fun day we had! We cannot wait to keep exploring this paradise.