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Colonial Jewels in Michoacán

Colonial Jewels in Michoacán

 (22nd – 29th, April 2016) After our visit to Paricutin we no longer had any thoughts about leaving the Cuota in Michoacan and so enjoyed our drive through the hilly landscape towards our next destination, which was no less a pleasant surprise. Patzcuaro – a Taste of...
Pok ta Pok- the Mayan ball game

Pok ta Pok- the Mayan ball game

One of our highlights in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico was the opportunity to witness a fully costumed performance of the traditional Mayan ball game.  Each of the ruins we have toured featured a large, elaborate ball court.  But there was little or no explanation of the...
Colombia: Drugs Barons and Banditos?

Colombia: Drugs Barons and Banditos?

Drugs barons and banditos are what Colombia is famous for, but we don’t spot any obviously suspicious candidates in the immediate vicinity of the border. Maybe they’re all further up-country? We’ll keep our eyes open for them as we head north. On our way, our Colombia...
The Overland Event

The Overland Event

After a whirlwind week at work, and hardly enough time to do laundry or pack for the trip, I make a mad dash drive to Denver late on a Monday night to catch a Tuesday flight to the U.K.  I’m finally going to get to see Brian after more than a year and am...
Driving the Troncal Amazonica into Ecuador’s Amazon

Driving the Troncal Amazonica into Ecuador’s Amazon

We want to encourage you to leave the Panamerican Highway and explore the Amazon region of Ecuador. We drove part of the “Troncal Amazonica”. The “Troncal Amazonica” for us was the long way around to Cuenca, coming from the Corpus Christi festival in Pujilí . We chose...
Colombia: Lo que Silvia nos contó

Colombia: Lo que Silvia nos contó

Este pueblo con nombre de madre está enclavado en un valle y rodeado de montañas de varios tonos de verdes en el departamento del Cauca. Los diarios dicen que es “La Suiza de América” pero nadie en el pueblo nos la describió así. En Silvia hay un lago muy concurrido...
66. peru: cusco-ayacucho-lima / september 2017

66. peru: cusco-ayacucho-lima / september 2017

die runden cusco-brote schmecken süsslich, aber gar nicht schlecht. oberhalb cuscos liegt die inkafestung sacsayhuamán mit beeindruckenden mauern von ihr aus hat man einen schönen blick auf die in 3400 höhe liegende stadt, ein weiteres unesco-weltkulturerbe cuscos...
64. peru: arequipa – pisaq / august 2017

64. peru: arequipa – pisaq / august 2017

die schöne kolonialstadt arequipa wird von dem nicht mehr aktiven vulkan misti (5822m) überragt. das historische zentrum, ein unesco weltkulturerbe, ist aus hellem tuffgestein, dem sillar-gestein, erbaut. die kathedrale nimmt als besonderheit eine ganze seite der...
63. arica (chile) bis lima (peru) / august 2017

63. arica (chile) bis lima (peru) / august 2017

es nahte der -auch von uns- langersehnte urlaub von nora und matze, die diesmal mit uns durch peru reisen wollten. den fett markierten teil der reiseroute unternahmen wir zusammen. zuvor hieß es aber, nach lima zu gelangen, um die beiden am flughafen abzuholen kurz...
Canada

Canada

< ?xml version="1.0"?> Coming from the Glacier National Park in North Montana we cross the border to Canada without problems. The Waterton park close to the border is very busy at this time of the year.  We stay at the Campground at the park entrance where we...
Kanada

Kanada

< ?xml version="1.0"?> Vom Glacier Park im Norden von Montana überqueren wir die Grenze nach Kanada. Der Übergang ist problemlos und wir müssen noch nicht einmal aussteigen. Auf der kanadischen Seite heißt der Park Waterton. Der gleichnamige Ort...
Pan-American Highway to Palenque

Pan-American Highway to Palenque

We waited out the roadblock in Ocosingo (see our previous post).  It was an interesting experience and we never felt unsafe at all.  When it cleared and we were done with coffee and granola we hit the highway again.  This highway is called the Pan-American Highway...
17 Places We Enjoyed Visiting or Revisiting in Ecuador

17 Places We Enjoyed Visiting or Revisiting in Ecuador

Our second time in Ecuador was shorter than we had planned, but we still had time to enjoy revisiting some old favourites, and discovering new places. Here’s a list of those places we enjoyed visiting or revisiting, and would recommend to you. Also included are a few...
Honduras

Honduras

September 26 – October 19, 2016. After our short stay (8 days) in El Salvador we headed for Honduras where we had made plans to stay on the small Caribbean island of Utila to get our Scuba Diving Certification. We pretty much had to cross the whole country from...
The Universe Speaks~

The Universe Speaks~

For those readers who also follow us on social media you already know that this blog is behind in news. As in unprecedentedly behind. In nearly ten years of blogging and two years living a nomadic lifestyle and spending time traveling extensively I was always only a...