The Sophisticated Savage

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Carla’s first book, The Sophisticated Savage, was published in 2009. It’s based on her experiences in the Galápagos Islands of Ecuador in 2001 and 2005.

…Carla Seidl presents fascinating insights about the simplicity of life and happiness. “The Sophisticated Savage” is an intriguing read, highly recommended.” –Midwest Book Review

The Sophisticated Savage can be purchased online in paperback or as a digital download from It is now also available from and from Barnes and Noble as a NOOK eBook.

To read a 2015 review of this book (in Spanish) in the Ecuadorian journal La Revista out of Guayaquíl, click here.

“Cannibal Theme Park” is a related audio documentary/slideshow with audio footage and pictures of Carla and Fredy on the Galápagos Islands: