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Taking the road less traveled Spending a year in five continents to embrace my "inner turtle", to live simply, and to avoid being shark bait!

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Hasta la vista, Puerto Lopez!

ECUADOR | Saturday, 11 Aug 2012 | Views [1746]

I'm not entirely surprised by how quickly 2 months flew by in Puerto Lopez, but it still takes me by surprise when time came for me to pack up.  One of the things I enjoyed the most about this project, besides the work itself, is living in Puerto Lopez.... Read more >

Tags: bolon, calamari, corviche, empanada, jellyfish, miss list, puerto lopez, quaker, shark, turtle


I "Trashed" the Ocean

ECUADOR | Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | Views [519]

Scuba diving isn't part of the "responsibilities" at my current volunteer project in Puerto Lopez, so I would need to book diving excursions on my own.  Luckily, the other two volunteers and the local coordinator, C, are all certified scuba ... Read more >

Tags: butterfly fish, isla ahorcados, isla salango, moray eel, puerto lopez, scorpion fish, scuba dive, surgeon, turtle, weight belt


Monkey Business

ECUADOR | Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | Views [977]

After two weeks in Quito, I headed to Puerto Lopez where my volunteer project is located.  It was a 12-hour bus ride from Quito to Puerto Lopez; Maria woke up at 4:30 AM to cook breakfast for me so I could be collected at 5:30 AM.  She also gave me a ... Read more >

Tags: forest, howler monkey, laura, pacoche, puerto lopez, turtle capture


Photos: Ecuador's La Costa

ECUADOR | Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | Photo Gallery

Along the coast of Ecuador
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Tags: fish market, los frailes, pacoche, puerto lopez, ray, shark finning, turtle



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