For each of our extended trips, we have posted a “by the numbers” blog entry, where we share various statistics from the trip – like how many flights we took, how much it all ended up costing, and much more. You can read about Asia by the Numbers (2012) and Europe By the Numbers (2012). … More By the Numbers
After almost 20 hours of continuous travel, we are happy to report we safely arrived home on Thursday afternoon! It was a long journey back by way of Texas. Luckily, there was a welcome party waiting for us at the airport: Ok, it wasn’t exactly a welcome party – my brother was at the airport … More Back in the U-S-S-A!
We spent 9 nights in the Andean northwest of Argentina, in the provinces of Salta & Jujuy (pronounced “hoo-hooey”). You saw David’s post about the Salinas Grandes and my post about hospitals and cactuses. Here is David’s map that he made to accompany his notes about the area: We enjoyed time in the Quebrada de … More 4 Reasons to go to Cafayate
(Note: We visited El Chalten in February but just finished this entry) El Chalten is a small village in the middle of nowhere in southern Patagonia within the boundaries of the northern part of Glacier National Park. It has a permanent population of only 1,600 residents (though the number close to doubles during high tourist … More El Chalten & Trekking Our Hearts Out in Southern Patagonia
In today’s world of manicured lifestyle projection on social media, where you get to choose what your online image looks like and everyone’s life looks perfect, we feel the need to write a blog post to keep it real. We keep our blog posts light-hearted and funny, showing all of the fun things we are … More It’s Not all Glaciers, Penguins, Vineyards, and Awesome
Do you know what the inside of an Argentine hospital looks like? I wish I could say that I didn’t know. But I will tell you they are quite nice. It all started when I was walking down from a look-out hill surrounded by cactuses. April Fools! Just kidding! We haven’t been to an Argentine … More Argentine Hospitals & Cactuses
Yesterday: We took a local bus in Valparaiso, Chile to a long haul 90 minute bus to Santiago, to a local bus to the airport. Then we flew to Montevideo, Uruguay, and then took a local bus into town. A visual: Bus-> Bus -> Bus -> Plane -> Bus And we still weren’t at our hostel … More It’s a small world after all – a short story
The currency in Argentina is the Argentine Peso, which is written as “AR$100”. The exchange rate changes daily, but AR$100 is somewhere around USD $6.25. We think in terms of pesos into dollars (and are almost at the point of not needing to think of it in dollars), but most people at home are probably … More Spending Lots of Pesos!
Today we were instructed to “meet at the south door of the cathedral at 9:00am”. We arrived and found Carol Jones and Luca waiting in this beauty: We were off on an adventure. Carol is an Argentine, by way of a Texan cowboy grandfather who moved here to herd cows over the Andes. She’s probably in … More Today: A Cabalgata with Carol Jones
We have been utter failures at blogging thus far, but we’ve been busy having a blast! We got a new Chromebook for this adventure and are still trying to figure out our photo situation. I’m going to bed right now, but I wanted to post a quick video, and a promise to post in the … More Today we went to a Glaciar