Spanish Lessons in Ecuador.
I love languages and I want to speak more than English. Quite randomly, I decided that I would study Spanish in Manta, Ecuador for two weeks. At this time, I had zero knowledge of Spanish but my background in French was helpful for reading. Sadly, I couldn't make it out to the Galapagos, but I did visit Puerto La Plata, which people refer to as the poor man's Galapagos. (I spotted the gorgeous Blue-footed Boobies out there!)