Birds of Costa Rica

B&B owner: “Are you guys big bird watchers?” Jenny: “I mean, if they’re there, we’ll look at them” B&B owner: “That’s good. Birders are a weird bunch.” Bird watchers flock from around the world to catch a glimpse of the aerial wildlife in Costa Rica. While Jenny and I aren’t exactly avid about avians, it’s … More Birds of Costa Rica

Understanding Mexico

Note: This entry was written on April 3 and published with a backdate. I’m writing this blog entry from the back of a bus, staring out the window at Mexico, on a 4.5 hour ride from the city of Guanajuato to Mexico City. The bus is a first class bus, with hardwood floors, individual TVs, … More Understanding Mexico

All About them Aztecs

Last post we talked about the Mayans, but what about the other famous civilization from Mexico? Well, grab a glass of fermented agave nectar and crank up Neil Young’s ballad of Cortez the Killer because we’re talking about the Aztecs. Ancient Aztecs were a group of super tough warriors that arrived in central Mexico at about … More All About them Aztecs

Donde Estamos?

Hello there! Here’s an update for all our friends and family following along on our journey about where we are and what we’ve been doing. We’re still in Mexico. See below for more specifics. We left the Yucatan Peninsula (see last update) and ended up spending 15 nights in the city of Oaxaca (wuh-hah-kah), which … More Donde Estamos?