The Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

I am working on Clare and Renato’s full blog post of their gorgeous Brazil destination wedding as fast I can, while I’m still in Sao Paulo, but in the mean time I figured you can be entertained by some pictures of me hanging out with blue footed boobies and iguanas in the Galapagos Islands as well as crazy stories about taxi drivers in Ecuador.

Taxi Truth #1: I was almost late to the airport leaving Quito because my taxi driver pulled off to the side of the road to a sunglasses vendor and tried on every pair of shades he had to offer.

Taxi Truth #2: Ash and I fully witnessed a man with a cell phone jerry-rigged to his steering wheel with duck tape so he could play solitaire while he weaved through mad traffic. And you know what, I didn’t even feel like we were going to crash once.

Taxi Truth #3: Our driver in Mindo was taking us to our tubing adventure. We were all sitting in the back of the truck. He slowed down in the middle of the street. And then stopped and rolled down his window and called over a friend. So that his friend could give him a glass of beer that he chugged down in about 30 seconds flat. And then we continued on our merry way.


  1. Kristy says:

    Ha! The taxi drivers sound wild! Such lawlessness! I too am addicted to Solitaire but that is taking it to a whole different level. Btw you look stunning in the last pic. Cheekbones to die for! x

  2. Taxi drivers are interesting breed.

  3. jajja gasolina para el auto, cerveza para el chofer jaja

  4. Rita says:

    Looks like you color coordinated your shorts with the blue footed boobies. Lokks like an awesome trip.

  5. Carrie says:


  6. I’m so excited for more wildlife pictures!

  7. Catalina says:

    I want to see giant tortoise pics!! :)

  8. Roxanne says:

    The taxi adventures are hilarious, the blue feet are worthy of many, many smiles, and you look beautiful!

  9. Ceri says:

    Absolutely love those pictures so much. Your talent amazes me, hun.

  10. Deidre says:

    Can’t wait to hear more about the galapagos!

  11. Sjoerd Booij says:

    These blue footed birds make me smile… a lot :)

  12. Andrea says:

    Whoa – those are some crazy stories! Can’t wait to see more Galapagos photos! The animals are amazing!!

  13. We must have just missed each other! I was there in May! Were you there in June? I’m pretty sure we saw the same safety yellow iguana, too!


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