Entering Peru, honestly my first impression was not a good one. Although things went smoothly at the border crossing, seeing the many Venezuelan families with everything they owned, migrating to Peru because of the unrest in their homeland was deeply disturbing to me. Hundreds migrate daily, making the trek from Venezuela to Peru where theyContinue reading “Deserts to snow capped mountains.”
Hola Amigas ! After more than a month in Ecuador we finally broke loose of Ecuador and are now in Peru. While we truly enjoyed, explored, toured, celebrated Christmas and New Years in Ecuador, it was time to get on down the road. We’ll certainly miss the cheap gas prices (making exploring the country onContinue reading “Ecuador you’ll be missed, Peru looking forward to explore!”
These last few weeks have been a whirlwind of travel and exploring Ecuador. From the Pacific coast, the Andes and down into the jungles of the Amazon, we’ve been smitten with this country. Cotopaxi and Chimborazo volcanoes, Banos volunteering, the Galapagos Islands, we’ve covered a lot of ground. It’s hard to say what’s been theContinue reading “This Ecuadorian Life”
I don’t want to bore you with a long story for now. I’ll let the pictures do the talking. Of course I’ll follow up with a story you’ll not want to miss about our trek from the Amazon, climbing Chimboroza and taking the “Nariz de Diablo” all in a few days. This Ecuadorian Life!
Having only wanting to find a place to the park the trucks for the night, catch up on some sleep, and get up early the next morning to hike the stairs to the top of The Rock, we stumbled upon Guatape. Wow, what a surprise! This small village amazed us with its beautiful and ornateContinue reading “Guatape, a nice little surprise”
Our first night in Panama, quaint and quiet. The ocean waves ever so gently, just enough to lull you to sleep. Fireflies bring magic to the darkness. Thunder rolls and lighting flashes off in the distance. Silhouettes of Islands. No wifi, no cell phone, just stillness. No turtles laying eggs, no raccoons to over turnContinue reading “A camper by the sea”
A euphoric feeling overwhelmed us as we crossed the border into Panama, our last Central American country. After going through the usual and customary process of getting stamped out of Costa Rica and into Panama we felt a calm and relaxing feeling come over us. Costa Rica was amazing and we began to think howContinue reading “Viva Panama”
So much to do, see and experience here in Costa Rica. We thought the best way to explain this, is to show you in pictures. Enjoy.
Our trek from Rancho Los Alpes near Leon to Laguna Apoyo was scenic, easy and uneventful. After saying goodbyes to our new friends, Michele from New Zealand, Axel and his family, Alma and her parents Jim and Gina, we hit the road. Getting a much later start than we anticipated we still made itContinue reading “From Leon to Lake Apoyo”
We tried, walking every street, going in churches, courtyards, stores, restaurants, coffee shops and more. But we found that Leon Nicaragua is just so big, beautiful, vibrant and sprawling that we’ll need more than a few days to discover it all. Leon’s markets are full of colors, smells and merchants that are eager to haveContinue reading “Leon Nicaragua exposed ?”