BAHIA de CARAQUEZ, Ecuador
Penguins on the equator are only a short plane ride away, but Pessa and I, unfortunately, will probably not get to the Galopagos Islands during this trip.
The reason is budget, and was known prior to our six-month trip to Latin America, but it´s closer than it will likely ever be. Moreso, I wanted to make the two scientists in my family extremely jealous.
Oh well, I´ve seen Charles Darwin´s golden finches here on the Pacific coast of Ecuador, and I´ve fed bananas to a 102-year-old tourtise named Miquelito. Who needs the islands where evolution was first discovered, right?