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Date: March 29th 2008
the taxi driver asked us. When we told him we were going to the Galapagos Islands, he said,
Hi. Where you folks goin'?
To give him an idea, we told him the islands were off the west coast of South America. The driver nodded and winked, saying,
Whoa, you got me. I don't know where that is.
And that was the beginning. On ... read more
I can't drive there!