Pretty soon our stay in Ecuador is coming to an end. We've been here nearly 2 months and really only explored 2 areas, Quito and Loja. Quito is the sprawling capital sitting at over 9000 feet and Loja is a small city in the south with a laid back vibe. There an abundance of parks … Continue reading Why I need another 2 months in Ecuador
We arrived in Quito, the capital of Ecuador, on 8/31/2018. The city of 2.5 million sits at 9350 feet above sea level so you need to give yourself a little time to get used to the elevation. Some visitors experience altitude sickness so it's best to take it easy and notice what's going on with … Continue reading Ecuador
The last time we checked in with an itinerary was 5/17/2018, with 12 countries on the list at that time - India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, South Africa, Uruguay, Peru, Ecuador, Columbia. Things continued to change. Here's what we finally ended up with: India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, South Africa, Brazil, Peru, and Ecuador. India … Continue reading The Ultimate Itinerary.
I get asked this question a lot. The answer? The people we've met. People like our friend MP (Mahipal Singh) in Rishikesh, India, who picked us up at the airport, at night, drove us to our apartment, and then went back to his restaurant, cooked us dinner, and delivered it us. We met MP on … Continue reading What is the best part about travelling the world?
Fly 10 hours non-stop from Africa to South America and land in Sao Paulo, Brazil. That was the plan. The question was, do we catch a connecting flight and move onto Ecuador or take a break in Brazil? We opted for the break. After a little "researching" different areas of Sao Paulo to stay in, … Continue reading Brazil? Why not.
It's been a little over a week since we've left Asia and I miss it already. Each country we visited had its own little quirks. We unexpectedly fell in love with some of the places we visited. The most pleasant surprise of the trip, so far, has been Malaysia. I don't want to take anything … Continue reading Asia in the rear view mirror
Ever since grade school, think 1960's, teachers have been telling me that the metric system is coming, so we'd better learn it now. Well, 50+ years have passed, and we're doing fine without it. Fine, that is, unless you venture outside of the U.S. where the metric system is alive and well. If you run, … Continue reading The metric system & other conversions and translations.