We are loving our time in the city of Oaxaca (wuh-HAH-kah), in a state by the same name. We’re down in the southwestern part of Mexico – the state borders the Pacific but we’re not near the ocean (yet!). Yesterday we went the famous petrified waterfalls of Hierve El Agua. This name literally translates to … More Hierve el Agua in Oaxaca
Our first full day in Valladolid (pronounced “vye-a-doh-leed”), was one of our busiest, and funnest days. First, we visited Casa de Los Venados, which is an 18,000 sq ft redone house museum in the historical center that is owned by an eccentric older couple from Chicago. Outside of being a gorgeous home architecturally, it houses … More A Busy Day in Valladolid
We’ve been a little lazy in the blogging department – sometimes it’s hard to write when there are so many things to do! When we have down time because we’re tired or it’s too hot to do anything else, we’ve found ourselves more likely to be reading a book, going swimming, or just laying around … More Where Are We & What’re We Doing?
Nacho: Ok. Orphans! Listen to Ignacio. I know it is fun to wrestle. A nice piledrive to the face… or a punch to the face… but you cannot do it. Because, it is in the Bible not to wrestle your neighbor. Chancho: So you’ve never wrestled? Nacho: Me? No. Come on. Don’t be crazy. I … More Lucha Libre
The first stop on our adventure was Mexico City. We’ve always heard great things about this city and it did not disappoint! The first thing to know about Ciudad de Mexico (written everywhere as CDMX) is that it is muy grande. About 9 million people live here and it covers 573 square miles. Add in the … More A Week in Mexico City
Delicious tacos and ruins from past societies? Monkeys and exotic birds? Idyllic beaches, volcanos, and speaking in a foreign language 24/7? UNESCO sites up the wazoo? Delicious, inexpensive, fresh food for days? Yes, yes please. That is all to say that we’ve decided to go on another long trip! We took the fact that Jenny didn’t … More Up Next: Mexico & Costa Rica!
During our travels, we each made a concerted effort to take at least one video every day. Below you will find a video from each of us that contains one-ish seconds of video footage from almost every day. Enjoy!
While traveling, we have the opportunity to be friendly and meet new people – both natives and travelers. Many other cultures seem more friendly than we are in America (or in Boston at least). People will just talk to you on the street, at the beach, or in the market, which is sometimes good and … More Meeting People
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust “I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.” – Caskie Stinnett When Jenny and I tell people that we spent nearly three months traveling through South America (and that we’ve also done … More Everything You Need to Know about Long-Term Travel
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