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Food in Ecuador

Food in Ecuador

Food in Ecuador so far is the most affordable of all places I have been, even lower price than in Mexico. It seems that vegetarianism is not a huge thing generally speaking. Supermarkets are expensive but regular street markets are more than affordable. So far the...
Banos

Banos

Banos is a very busy town, I would say brushing the tourist trap description. So let’s see, we have the medieval church in city centre, the crowd on the streets, tour companies/adventure tours about every 100 feet offering zip lines (called canopy around here),...
Whats Next?

Whats Next?

Our time in Puerto Vallarta is quickly coming to an end. As ever, I am a bit in awe of just how quickly time can pass us by. Three months. It sounds like such a long time to spend in a city that we have only granted one week stays in the past. Time flys by in a...
Penas Blancas border crossing

Penas Blancas border crossing

This is Mike…Well we finally had to extend our tourist visa as 90 days was upon us already. We did, like the thousands of others do, and crossed Nicaragua’s southern border with Costa Rica at the Penas Blancas check point. This time was different than past...
More Texas Projects

More Texas Projects

We drove back to Texas to wrap up a few more bus projects, a few more doctor visits and a little more time with friends and family. The bus list is endless, but there was one major goal that wasn’t on the bus list: get dad’s convertible running and take it...
Cuenca

Cuenca

Having Big White liberated from port we rearranged the interior of the van from shipping state to travel, which took some four hours. With all the possibilities of theft in ports the van was heavily secured inside and outside with a better safe than sorry thought....
Zipolite, I can’t quit you

Zipolite, I can’t quit you

Click to view slideshow. We rolled up to this mystical beach late one hot mexican night.  Looking for a perfect spot to set up shop for maybe two or three days we lucked out and found Habana’s Cabanas.  Ok, sounds kinda cool let’s go talk to the boss.  ...
Oaxaca City, Mexico…mucho culture

Oaxaca City, Mexico…mucho culture

Oaxaca City, Central Park A walk through the park on a Wednesday afternoon looking for our friends and we stumble upon this lovely orchestra performing.  This city was beautiful and full of handicrafts of all kind.  However, by the time Christian and I arrived we were...
Eating Puerto Vallarta on a Budget

Eating Puerto Vallarta on a Budget

Eating well has never been a problem for us in Mexico. The indescribable combination of flavors has drawn us to her shores for decades. That said, one reason we chose to drive the PanAmerican highway is so we would have access to our own kitchen, which has done well...
Get out and Get Grilling

Get out and Get Grilling

We love to BBQ. The tantalizing smells aside, who doesn’t love the perfectly cooked steak, shrimp kebobs, or delicious grilled vegetables? For variety, throw on a pizza, flip some burgers, or grill a whole fish. Whatever you are craving, now is the season to get...
A few weeks in Mexico–

A few weeks in Mexico–

In May, 2016 we packed up the van and headed to Kino Bay for a few weeks.    Bahia de Kino is located about 5 hours South of the US border crossing in Nogales, Arizona. It is one hour from the capital of the state of Sonora, Mexico- Hermosillo. We lived in this...
Experiencing Vidanta

Experiencing Vidanta

In the interest of full disclosure, I’ll be honest right up front. I dislike big resorts. Actually, I can’t stand them. Certainly, I can admit I do appreciate a flushing toilet or a shower a few times a week, but when I travel I want to actually experience...
USA: Lo que pasa en Las Vegas…

USA: Lo que pasa en Las Vegas…

…TE LO CONTAMOS ACÁ! For the English version see below. Derribamos el famoso dicho de “Lo que pasa en Las Vegas, queda en Las Vegas” y te contamos lo que hicimos y lo que vimos en esta gran ciudad del pecado. Pero, antes de llegar a Las Vegas vivimos algunas otras...
Retreat for a quiet Easter weekend.

Retreat for a quiet Easter weekend.

It was Good Friday and we thought that we should skip Mexico City because it would be way too crazy during Easter weekend.  So we headed southwest to look for some water to cool off and a quiet place away from the crowds and craziness of Mexico’s biggest holiday...
Teotihuacan, our first Pyramids and ruins.

Teotihuacan, our first Pyramids and ruins.

Pyramid of the Moon This photo was taken from the top of the Pyramid of the Sun (third largest pyramid in the world) looking across the way towards Pyramid of the Moon which mimics the Mountain Cerro Gordo that rests behind it.  The Pyramid of the Moon (151 feet high)...