Communing with the Marine Iguanas

2017-09-14T09:49:45-07:00February 7th, 2008|Ecuador|

The Galapagos have thousands of iguanas...and they vary from island to island. These are Marine Iguanas, who love to swim in salt water. It's amazing how graceful they are underwater, like an eel. Other than [...]

Survival of the fittest

2017-09-14T09:49:45-07:00February 7th, 2008|Ecuador|

This was a moving sight. The little chick had died, but Mom was still standing watch. As Darwin noted in his research, only the strong survive. Of the two remaining chicks, only one may make [...]

Politics in Ecuador

2017-09-14T09:49:45-07:00February 5th, 2008|Ecuador|

People in Quito are extremely vocal about their political opinions! We were in El Centro Historico, where El Presidente was attending mass. There were probably 100 guards and police armed with assault rifles. We were [...]

Interesting religion in Ecuador

2017-09-14T09:49:45-07:00February 5th, 2008|Ecuador|

While Ecuador is primarily Catholic, they definitely take some liberties... and church attendance is sporadic. Here we have the reclining Jesus, a statue used for luck with women!