- Jun 12, 2006
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Oh, this sounds so great. Can someone snuggle me in their suitcase and snuggle me back to the US? I'm fairly short and don't take up much space (about 5'3"). Please? Pretty please?
ya another frog person!!! i will post some pics of frogs that are in that region later todayWogga said:I'm definitely interested in checking out the frogs. And, believe it or not, my main reason (orchidwise) is to see the wild pleurothallids and see if i can conjure up any new culture ideas, although i would be VERY interested to see phrag lindenii ensitu!!
I would like to get a nice feel for the wild fauna as well, birds, insects, spiders, primates (if they have any?). The ruins sound like a good itme too.
Im kind of an allround sightseer - i hope this can be coincided with others' desires - the idea of doing one big group trip then split off and meet back up sounds pretty good.
I must have forgoten. Please remind me. Seriously.Mahon said:...don't forget how dangerous it is right now (and kinda has been) in Ecuador
I agree, they (or any other knowledgable guide) are essential to insuring the trip goes smoothly. Not all orchids are on the side of the road or on public land. Ecuagenera knows where the plants are and has permission to be on peoples land.Mahon said:if interested in Ecuador, I would say ask Pepe or Magali at Ecuagenera, because they have the most tourist experience
Yeah, we actually know several people who have gone on just this trip, to just this place, several times over the last couple years. I've never heard one word from them about experiencing any trouble. Glen did say that in Peru, traveling with a group was a good idea but that's sort of the whole point of this anyway....Kyle said:I must have forgoten. Please remind me. Seriously.
I remember the country being very safe and the locals be exceptionally friendly and curious. I never once felt my personal safety being compromised wither on my one in a group, day or night.
Pat, let me teach you something since you seem to be educated, but lack a lot of common sense.Mahon said:...and John, happy birthday! Your bull s**t meter is out of whack. Please re-check it and make sure it isn't pointing at the owner of the meter...
It's not always the wind that you have to worry about. Think tidal surges and floods.Mahon said:...and no, I am not worried about Hurricanes being in FL... a well built house will sustain the hurricane winds... it should've been mandatory before to build with concrete... roofs are a different story... poor designing on contractors part...