Look Who’s Back From Ecuador! (Spoiler Alert: It’s Me)


img_0024Well, I’m back! I’ve just had my incredible trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, and it was even better than I imagined. The food was fantastic, the people welcoming and happy to share the wonder of their country with us, and the wildlife utterly spectacular.

And yes, I have pictures.

Though I am running out of space here on WordPress, so I’m going to have to find another placimg_5520e to host them. Suggestions are welcome! I’ll be organizing the photos and my thoughts, but I can’t wait to share it all with you. In the sense that I am going to force you to relive my trip with me, one post at a time!

But maybe not all at once.

Regardless, it was a magical, transformative trip, and I’m one bracelet away from being one of those people who comes back draped in all the trappings of a new culture.

One bracelet away, folks.

Is it possible I might run away to the cacao plantation I’ll talk about later on? I wouldn’t rule it out. I bet I could learn to chicken, or whatever it is they do on plantations. Or I may continue to speak in my pretty awful Spanglish that the people we met were nice enough to pretend to understand.

Either way, I think we all win.

All of this to say I’m back, and more to come with plenty of photos. And if I tempt you into a trip of your own, let me know, I have recommendations!


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2 thoughts on “Look Who’s Back From Ecuador! (Spoiler Alert: It’s Me)

  1. Lorinda

    Chickening is definitely a thing. You would love it and plus you would have lots of room in the plantation house for your friends to stay in. Excited to see the pictures! Is Flickr a good place to do it? Plus, I need to see a Marine Iguana so find something fast! 🙂

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    • I have a TON of marine iguanas, but none of them are as big as that monster you sent! Yes, I would think so, in terms of the space…it was so incredibly lovely!

      Some of the days I may have to break up into two posts. So many experiences!


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