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The Clouds over Lake Atitlan Guatemala

The Clouds over Lake Atitlan Guatemala

Of all of the numerous things we miss about Lake Atitlan, one that we miss most is days spent simply watching the cloud formations change over the lake. Sitting at over 5000ft elevation, the nearly ideal climate of the lake, along with the active volcanoes rimming it...
The clouds are back

The clouds are back

The clouds are back into focus. After shooting loads of cloud photos in Colombia, seems like I can do the same in Ecuador and why not? The rainy season is not wrapped in Ecuador yet, it goes until May. While up in the highlands seems like things are all-right the...
New Cable Car Gives Easier Access to the Kuélap Ruins

New Cable Car Gives Easier Access to the Kuélap Ruins

The Kuélap ruins in the Amazonas Province of Peru (near the town of Chachapoyas) have been considered to be one of the most important archaeological sites of Peru for some time already. They are the remains of the oldest fortified stone city in South America. Until a...
We stumbled upon a music festival!

We stumbled upon a music festival!

Somewhere outside of Durango, Mexico we crossed another geographic milestone.  This is a first for the new camper rig.   Driving into Zacatecas we knew that we were in for a treat.  Narrow streets, tight curves and low hanging tree branches set the tone for a colonial...
Quechua hat makers

Quechua hat makers

Quechua hat makers of Iluman was next on the list to visit. The village is mainly known for its curanderos (yachaks) aka shamans. We met Adela Picuasi in the Otavalo market and upon the request where we can see how these hats are made she invited us to her shop. We...
Puerto San Carlos, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Puerto San Carlos, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

(No, you are NOT seeing things. The blog is back baby! We are over a year behind but that doesn’t matter. Memories are memories. We are catching up on the blog and the YouTube vlog and everything else too. Thanks for still following along!) After the craaaazy...
Food prices, Ecuador

Food prices, Ecuador

Food is one of those things what we all need few times a day. We found that Ecuadorian food is pretty good quality, decent prices and lots of natural products, no sugar added. Finally high quality all natural yogourt, which was sorely missed for a log time. Supermaxi,...
Granada: Our one year anniversary

Granada: Our one year anniversary

April 15th marks our one year anniversary of living in Granada. Anniversaries, for me, punctuate how impermanent life and our experiences are. In my old life I would say, “Wow another year went by.” or “It seems just like yesterday…” Back...
Looking for rental property in the U.S.

Looking for rental property in the U.S.

We are way behind on the blog entries because I have been in the Florida the last couple of weeks looking for investment properties. We are expanding our financial horizons to possibly include rental income from either Indiana or Florida. It has been interesting...
Colourful things

Colourful things

Lots of colourful things to take photos around here. Not sure how much of it goes under the ‘tradition’ or under ‘things tourists might buy’ category. ‘A tradition is a belief, behaviour, legends, customs passed down within a group or...
People and places

People and places

So really, what one will see while traveling? People and places. Stuff that surround the people and fill up the places. Things that people do. If different than the things we do and people surround us at our ‘home’ base than it’s new and interesting....
Belize

Belize

May 24 – June 20, 2016. After spending 6 incredible months in Mexico, we crossed into Belize on May 24, 2016 and explored the small country for about a month. Just before reaching the border we were getting ready to leave our camp in the Mexican town of Chetumal...
Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter from Ecuador! A year ago we were in a small Mayan town in Guatemala, watching slash photographing the Easter procession. This time we did the same thing in another mostly indigenous town in Northern Ecuador, Cotacachi. I said ‘mostly...
Moab, Utah

Moab, Utah

After spending the winter in Nelson, we worked our way south to the biking mecca of Moab, Utah. The change in climate and recreational activities was energizing. It was, for the most part, warm, sunny, and dry. We couldn’t wait for the inaugural...