Ecuador

Interview with Céline Cousteau on Conservation and Sustainability with Contiki

I had the amazing opportunity and honor to travel with and interview Céline Cousteau in the Galapagos. She is the daughter of the French explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau, and the granddaughter of Jacques Cousteau and Simone Melchior Cousteau, the ocean explorers. The interview took place only an hour or so after we went diving counting sharks. One of the most memorable experiences …

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Ecuador: The Best and Worst

Since I’m now suddenly in Argentina, it’s time to round up my time in Ecuador, a country I liked quite a lot! Total Days in Ecuador: 40 Total Days in Didn’t Rain: 28 (major improvement!) Amount Spent: $1360 Average Cost Per Day: $33.75 (our three weeks in Montanita really jacked this up, I think Ecuador …

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The Problem with Quito

Quito is a pretty city. Like really, really pretty:   It’s over 500 years old, built by conquistadors on the site of an old Inca City. The huge old town is full of elegant buildings and elaborate churches built by different orders of missionaries. It was the very first city to be designated an UNESCO …

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