After our experiences and my disappointment in Baños, I was ready to repent and pay my penance. I would make up for my attitude, accept the powers of Mother Nature, and prove I was worthy of the title ‘nomad.’ I would show Danielle and my readers that I could grow — if only a little… Read More Mucking around in Mindo, Ecuador
We woke up on the second day of our trip in Baños to the light pitter-patter of rain on the roof. Clouds hung low over the valley and mountains when I rolled over to look out the window. I climbed out of bed and opened the front door to see if Tungurahua was visible, or… Read More Disappointment, Despair, and Drizzle in Baños de Agua Santa, Ecuador
Another major item crossed off the bucket list.
And I’m not talking about one written on a piece of paper or saved on a website, nor any type of Christmas resolution thing. I’m talking about the bucket list that floats around in the back of your head your entire life, the one you throw darts at slowly, hoping to mark off another huge achievement for yourself.… Read More Isla de la Plata and Whale Watching in Puerto López, Ecuador
Our motivations for going back to Pululahua and hiking “El Chivo” seemed simplistic before the hike as they always do: get outside, enjoy the beauty and landscapes of Ecuador, get some exercise/training.… Read More Why We Went Back to That Collapsed Volcano: Pululahua
Two hours into our second attempt to summit Rucu Pichincha, we arrived at the base of El Arenal. We had blasted through the first part of the trail that leads along the ridge line of Pichincha’s slope and the north face of Rucu’s summit.… Read More Why Summiting a Volcano Never Goes as You Planned: Rucu Pichincha
Our latest adventure was exploring Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve, a collapsed volcano that erupted approximately 2,500 years ago.… Read More Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve
It’s been nearly six months since my last post; however, a lot has happened in our lives since that time. You might be asking why it’s been so long and I’ll tell you now–I’ve been living, teaching, and doing things related to traveling rather than writing about traveling.… Read More We’re Back!!
Today, I had the idea that I would write about food. That’s right! Food!
A list of places that I’ve eaten at so far in Mandalay and would recommend to anyone who comes here. When first moving to a foreign country, or when traveling and touring, it can be hard to find places to eat at that you feel comfortable with whether you like trying out local cuisines or sticking with what you know.… Read More Where to Eat in Mandalay
While working in Lashio, Danielle and I had the pleasure of participating in the Thadingyut Festival which occurs on the full moon day of the seventh month of the Myanmar calendar. Thadingyut Festival, also known as the Lighting Festival in English, celebrates the descent of Buddha from heaven after preaching the Abhidhamma pitaka to his mother.… Read More Thadingyut Festival