Click on the lizard thing above to view article.
Here is another article on El Chilito. At least this one doesn’t point fingers at my skin tone. :] Gracias Chile!
No interview for this one, but quotes were pulled and translated from the Nat Geo piece.
Nothing quite says vacation like a cruise/expedition to the Galapagos. Thanks to National Geographic – and El Chilito – I will be boarding the Endeavour this March.
Click on the turtle to see the expedition itinerary.
Gringa Gana – White Girl Wins
Click the link above to check out the article. Note: It’s in Spanish.
“Las Ultimas Noticias” published an article about my winning the naming contest yesterday.
This is a photo of the fish that I named: El Chilito
Press the large photo to view the article on National Geographic’s website.
National Geographic is everywhere. Experts and adventurers, scientists and native people traverse the globe bringing to life mesmerizing depictions of a world out there. And then there are the us. The people living in the suburbs of some little known city in some little known state in the US. Nothing special. Nothing extraordinary. No jaw-dropping taboos, cultural eccentricities or newly discovered species touch our midst aside from the magazines and articles that National Geographic brings to us. Few of us ever have the opportunity to travel to the lands of these brightly covered magazine pages. The majority of us spend our days sipping lattes in the office, typing away the melancholy days and only dreaming of the far off lands that adorn the out there of the planet we live in.
Until one day. One day when an 18 year old college sophomore sitting in her office, typing quietly in her cubicle, sipping a now cold cup of coffee, nodding her head to the sound of an over-played Taylor Swift song, notices her iPhone5 light up. The image of Taylor’s red lips and white hat fade into the background, and the screen displays the first word of the subject line of a new email: CONGRATULATIONS.
Within a few days the affidavits were signed, the expedition was booked and the National Geographic Daily News has an article that states boldly:
Name This Fish Contest: Winner Revealed
An 18-year-old Portland girl named a fish and won a trip to the Galápagos.
And I won.
The dates have been confirmed. My father and I are set to travel to the Galapagos Islands on March 2014!