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... apparently he has quite a large lineage. Three of the tortoises have an argument while we are there and then move away from each other. We see one land iguana under a rock. There used to be tens of thousands of iguanas but in 1976 there were less than 100. We board the bus and it's about an hour to Santa Cruz port where we board a flat topped boat (luggage and cargo on top) And have our last view of pelicans and boats in the small harbour. It's about 10 minutes ...
... They were
particularly outdone for as we reached the fork of the river we got to see a school
(three) of pink river dolphins. At this point I decided I would have to move to
the rainforest to realise all childhood dreams brought on by the powerful duo
of David Attenborough and Gerald Durrell. We then arrived at a giant black
water lagoon, in which we got to swim (careful not to urinate just in case
those terrifying fish happened to be real) as the ...
... in the mid 18th century some French explorers for the first time in history pinpointed the world´s equator. Amazingly, using just primitive instruments, they were just of by 240 meters. I visited both places, which is an ´okay´ day out but nothing spectular and definitely not scientifically correct. For some reason they call it the centre of the Earth, which is first of all quite arrogant, secondly technically not correct plus ...
So first thing on the Monday morning I have a meeting with one of the volunteer coordinators about my English Teaching placement. Despite website and pre departure info saying otherwise there is no English teacher at the school!!! I am not an assistant! Nobody speaks any English at the school and I don't speak any Spanish. Astrid shows me the way to the school by bus and has a quick chat to the teachers. They ask if ...
... day. We were home by 7:30 pm
Another favorite Mall of ours is Mall El Jardin. From Quicentro the taxi fare should only be $1.00. If anyone is familiar with the store called Sukasa, the one that makes many a hearts go pitter-patter, we do know that that mall has a large 3-level Sukasa. And if you have a hankering for NY Style pizza, like I do at times, there is Sbarro Pizza in the food court.
Update June 4, ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center