Chocolate: Food of the Gods

It’s about time we talk about the real reason we came to Mexico: it’s the birthplace of chocolate. We already knew that they take chocolate pretty seriously in Oaxaca so we made it a point to sample every variation and every flavor we came across. But when we saw a sign advertising a half-day seminar … More Chocolate: Food of the Gods

Meeting People

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

Back in the U-S-S-A!

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!

El Chalten & Trekking Our Hearts Out in Southern Patagonia

(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