The Last Days in the Galapagos Islands:
- Two Crater (Collapsed Volcano’s)
- Found on the Island of Santa Cruz
The Last Day on the Mainland, Quito:
- Hummingbird Sanctuary
- Admired all the different colored humming birds. The sanctuary had had coffee and crackers as a snack to warm us up from the cool drizzle.
- Hot Springs
- Relaxing springs in Ecuador that are used for therapy and relaxation.
The Final Day: Saying Goodbye
Being in another culture like Ecuador was an eye-opening experience. At first it was difficult for me, as I am not well versed in the Spanish language, but after some time I picked up a few words and phrases and even had my new friends help.
Flora and Fauna
The flora and fauna I will miss greatly! At first it was a lot to take in, so many colorful flowers, monkeys jumping in the trees, the feeling of bugs crawling on you almost every second. After awhile I grew accustomed to it and loved every second of it.
What I learned
This experience taught me something very important. I can do a lot more with my disability than I ever thought possible. I impressed myself by being able to do what I did out there (jumping, crawling, hiking). My confidence in what I can do has increased significantly.
My favorite experience by far was the Galapagos! I have wanted to go there since I was ten and read about it in a magazine. The marine life has always sparked an interest in me, and snorkeling has become my favorite thing to do!
Leaving Ecuador is definitely a bittersweet goodbye. I am going to miss everything about Ecuador but in the end I gained new friends and made deeper connections with the people on the trip. I hope these friendships and the memories last forever.
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