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... over the past few weeks before I get into my more interesting, signature vignettes. When I wrote my last blog post, I had just arrived in Puerto Lopez, a beach town on the southern coast of Ecuador. The day after I went whale watching and snorkeling, my friend Karen and I (shoutout to Hannah Baker for introducing us on Facebook) spent the day at Playa de Los Frailes, which is a secluded horseshoe beach spot that is considered to be one of the most, if not the most, beautiful ...
... city of Moche. This city existed between the first and ninth centuries. The site was completely covered with sand and excavations began in 1998. Now you are able to visit the Temple of the Moon. The Temple of the Sun is still buried. There has been a bit of excavation also on some of the foundations of the buildings between the two temples. The exact reason the civilization ceased to exist is unknown but there is said ...
... the blistering sun.
Ernesto calls out to me and I turn and see an immense coliseum I have walked by in my frenzy to show the 30 year old guide who he was competing against. The coliseum is huge. It is spectacular. We catch up to the guide and the group and the guide explains the ritual sacrifice. From the entire group the only questions come from Camilla and Ernesto. I’m not sure exactly what they asked but the guide often has to puzzle for an answer and seems impressed ...
... good while to ensure we were out of his territory, I tried taking his shot but never succeeded.
We also saw a hawk hunting birds, did give us a a second thought as we coasted right underneath his perch. A sloth climbing a tree at Mach speed, and more monkeys and birds. We stopped for lunch and met the Australian who had stayed at that camp the previous night. She had slept on the floor surrounded by ...
We only had a half day tour booked for the afternoon so we
checked out the really bizarre zoological museum. It was housed in a small
dusty building filled with glass cabinets containing heaps of stuffed animals,
birds, fish and reptiles. It was a bit creepy especially when the old man who
sold us the tickets seemed to be in the process of stuffing another animal. We
then had lunch from this great little take away shop in town that sold pork