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by on Mar.14, 2009, under Uncategorized

Quito is quite a unique city. It’s built on a slope of an active volcano in the Andes mountains. The elevation is about 9,350 ft! It’s kind of hard to breath since the air is so thin, and apparently, some people get sick because of it. Acute Mountain Sickness is caused by acute exposure to low air pressure and is common at elevations above 8,000 ft.

Thankfully, neither Steve nor I felt any effects other than occasional slight dizziness.

We were in the clouds! You could see them all around you.


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Galapagos Islands!

by on Mar.03, 2009, under Uncategorized

So, Dad just informed me that there was a bombing in Egypt on Sunday at the Kahn El Kahlili market that I talked about in my blog. Steve and I were there only 3 weeks ago! One person was killed and 20 injured. ¬†Pretty scary! I’m really glad that we were safe.

We got to Quito, Ecuador on Monday. We expected to be picked up by someone from our tour group at the airport, but no one was there. Instead we were met by a hoard of media and fans. Unfortunately, they weren’t our fans. We had been on the plane from Panama with a FIFA soccer team from somewhere that apparently is quite popular in Quito.

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New post soon…

by on Mar.01, 2009, under Uncategorized

Sorry about the long wait for the Galapagos post! The Internet in Ecuador seems to be very unreliable.

The blog is written, and the pictures are waiting to be posted, I just have to wait until I get to Los Angeles in order to actually post it.

It will be worth the wait. The Galapagos Islands were AMAZING!

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