A grandfather describes his Galapagos expedition... in water colours

National Geographic invited Grandpa Chan, whose daily Instagram drawings for his young grandchildren have made him a social media star, on the trip of a lifetime

In a beautifully painted guide for his three grandchildren Arthur, Allan and Astro, Grandpa Chan vividly describes the islands that inspired Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. For instance, grandpa Chan writes:

On Isla de San Cristóbal, young sea lions rested on the beach. I was surprised that they didn’t show signs of fear. I thought about you, Astro, because you love sea lions. You’re only two years old now, but later I hope you’ll read this and know my thoughts were with you then.

Enjoy the entire guide here.

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