Monday, August 15, 2011
Four to five meter-high waves greeted any beach-goers during the 10 de agosto holiday weekend, and as always, I forgot my camera to record it. Amidst whale-watching, sun-drenched private beaches, amazing seafood, and a tiny little earthquake on Sunday, there is a lot to record in Ecuador...if you can remember your camera. Unfortunately, all I've got is my words, and if there's one thing I learned from reading "Moby Dick," it's that reading about whales is way uncool. Seeing them in person, however, is amazing, and I highly recommend it. And, hey, if you've got $6,000.00 or so to spend on a vacation, might I recommend building your own beach home in Puerto Lopez? Yes, that's a real price for beach property. Yes, you should retire here. Or maybe with all these recessions in the first world, Ecuador should have a new slogan for tourists: "Why not live here?"