Goodbye to Ecuador. Goodbye to the mountains of Quito. And Zazu and Crepes y Waffles, both wonderful restaurants — high and low. Goodbye to the Galapagos and the iguanas and sea lions, the albatrosses with their mating dance and the blue footed boobies with their eggs. Goodbye to the M/V Santa Cruz and all the […]
We all know that when you flush a toilet or drain a sink in the northern hemisphere, the water drains counter clockwise. And we know it’s the opposite in the southern hemisphere. But what happens when the water is directly over the equator? Here’s the experiment done just five feet north of the equator (shot […]
When we first conceived of taking a trip around the world, we dreamed that we might make new friends in the places we visited. Perhaps these new friends would have children the same age as ours, maybe they might invite us to their house or their farm, maybe we would ride horses with them or […]
The price of gas in Ecuador. Yes, that’s per gallon. Your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you. It caused a double-take for us too. Thanks to government subsidies, you can still fill your tank here for less than twenty bucks. That’s nothing compared to Venezuela where the price of gas still hovers around 9 cents […]
The equator cuts right through Ecuador, hence the name of the country. This is the source of a great deal of national pride. In honor of the Ecuadorian Independence Day which is today, August 10, we danced on the line that separates the north part of the world from the south part of the world.
As we travel around the world, we have twenty questions that we’ll be asking wherever we go, comparing and contrasting different cultures and different people. This is the first installment in our Twenty Questions series. As you can see, we started with a real softball.Okay, here’s the thing: We only have ten of our twenty […]
The Captain of the M/V Santa Cruz reports on the unanticipated discovery of a new species.
Lion Rock in the Galapagos. Taken by Franny. You can see the world through Franny’s eyes on Instagram @ frannylondon_365.
In an homage to Jen’s favorite blog, we will occasionally post the view from our window. Here is what we see today: Quito, Ecuador. At 9350 feet above sea level, nestled high in the Andes, Quito is the second highest capital city in the world, second only to La Paz, Bolivia. We were told by […]