Traveling in Ecuador

The Galapagos Islands are teeming with amazing wildlife! It’s a must for your bucket list. My nephew, Pete Reeves, and I were thrilled to visit Ecuador’s World Heritage site, as you’ll read in this blog interview for Pink Pangea — a website for women who love to travel. Here’s a Q&A with helpful tips…

 

Traveling in Ecuador: A Conversation with Maggie Espinosa

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The Galapagos Islands include almost half of all breeding pairs of Blue-Footed Boobies. The males are very proud of their beautiful feet. The bluer the feet the more attractive to the mate. Both male and female use these webbed feet to cover their young and keep them warm.   

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As you can tell the sea lions are comfortable with everyone :-). 

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Another gorgeous bird on the Galapagos Islands is the Frigate. The scarlet chest indicates it’s a male. They inflate it during mating season to attract the females, who have a white chest. Only one egg is born per bird a season, and they only breed every other year. Their large wing span allows them to soar for days on wind currents.

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Ecuador means “equator” in Spanish. The capital city of Quito lies on the imaginary line. At this point you are standing at 00-00′-00″ on the earth. 

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