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... meat, and even to today, the killing of turtles and iguanas by locals for food.
The centre also covered contemporary topics such as the impact and regulation of tourism (a huge topic that of course has the attention of the world), sustainable living (including a ban on plastic on the islands from 2017), coping with the very limited water supply on all but one island and a raft of economic issues, in particular around keeping the money that tourism brings local to preserve ...
... attention heals. I’m not sure what he thought about the reply as he was busy teaching and possibly saving a soul. Hey teachers teach – good on him.
My thought on this meeting: the conversation was similar to the conversation I had with Martha – the woman I was smitten with – remember the one with the son and the husband. She understood the concept that everything is Life and connected – something about studying ...
... dive site with quite a difficult current to negotiate. (there were parts where you had to literally cling onto rocks/reef to avoid being swept away)
- Scuba diving with hammerheads
- Snorkelling through underwater lava tunnels
- Watching Sarah get bitten on the ass by an aggressive sea lion and then being sent to hospital for stitches.
- Trekking through the islands to remote beaches
... Quito and on the drive had an in depth discussion with Freddie about some of the political struggles Ecuador is beginning to have. Currently, their president is passing a bill such that the president can be elected an indefinite number of times and he has begun to jail people who "say bad things" about him. New ministries are being created with family members and close friends being appointed to these positions of wealth and power. Sounds like a recipe for a dictatorship on the rise. ...
... bouquets, and Marcia told us that they would sell for about $5!
On the way back it was intermittent rain and sun which illuminated a beautiful picture-perfect landscape. We saw a bright rainbow which appeared to end right in front of us. As the sun was shining, we saw people running to get out of the rain.
It was around 6:30 when we arrived back at the Hostal de la Rabida and almost dark. We discovered that, in Ecuador, ...