As a couple aiming for a year long trip through South America, we are on a tight budget. We are constantly looking for ways to save an extra dollar or two. Knowing eating out always costs more no matter what country you are in, we decided to find out just how much more. We spent
A tiny ocean-front town with some of the best waves in Ecuador. We arrived on a Tuesday afternoon after three full days of travel from Colombia. In the last hour of the bus ride our bodies were tingling with excitement. Excitement to see where we would be spending the next month but mostly to be free from
Loved. Fortunate. Inspired. Grateful. Bonded. A few sentiments we’ve been reminded of lately. Traveling gives you perspective; perspective on others, the world, and yourself. It’s not like yesterday we woke up and realized how loved, fortunate, and grateful we are. These sentiments are more or less consistent throughout our lives, however we wanted to take
My mind was consumed by the steep peaks surrounding me. “Where am I?” I thought to myself several times. It felt like the wild west. The occasional rough lookin’ cowboy whipping his donkeys carrying heavy loads, barren tan hill sides, and rare sightings of wild horses. But then BAM, 15,000 foot peaks with permanent glaciers
The town where everyday feels like Sunday. Barichara is an indigenous word which means “a place to rest”. The cobble stone streets are sandwiched by white buildings with colorfully painted doors. It looks like a Pinterest photo, perfectly decorated with cacti, clay pots, and blooming flowers. Barichara sits on the edge of the Suarez Canyon.
Currently being considered as one of the wonders of the world, Chicamocha’s Canyon walls rise high and powerful. The rich green foliage seen all over Colombia clashes with beautiful shades of red and orange clay on every part of the 900 meter walls. The hike to Chicamocha Canyon is called the Camino Real. It encompasses a one
Nitzan and Silvia (our hosts) are one of a kind. If there is one thing to be said about our last two weeks in Villa de Leyva, it’s that we have become apart of a family. Nitzan and Silvia have welcomed us with positive energy and a space to share. Nitzan greeted us in the
Our morning began at 6am with a cup of coffee and uncertainty of how we would arrive at Paramo Iguaque. We gathered our necessary layers, packed a lunch, and minutes later Nitzan woke up and so kindly offered to take us to the trailhead. Before the kids and us piled into the car, Nitzan gave
We never would have expected to find ourselves in the little town of Minca. We had heard nothing of it before we arrived to Santa Marta and our hostel receptionist told us it was a great place to enjoy waterfalls. It just so happened our first Workaway was located 45min into the mountains by
A brief update.