Month: September 2013

Road knits

We are now in Quito. I’m not going to go into details about how we got here (on the back of a flatbed). I’m not going to detail the outpouring of help that Juan tapped into via the local VW…

Easy Ecuador

We spent our last night in Colombia with this view. This is the Santuario de Las Lajas, just on the border of Ecuador and Colombia, near Ipiales. It’s not a new church (built between 1916 and 1949) but it is…

Highs, lows, deserts and rains

First off, I want to say thanks to everyone who has read and commented all around on my last post, Traveling While Asian. I was a little unsure of posting something so different from our usual stuff, but due to the…

Traveling while Asian

Yesterday marked one year since we left San Francisco. It’s hard to talk about the past year without going on forever or lapsing into boring generalizations. The first three months are the most exciting, when you are figuring things out…

Rolling through

Colombia continues to be very good to us, with beautiful mountains, pleasant weather, great people, and relaxed times. The agricultural strikes restricted our movement a little, but we clearly didn’t mind, hanging out in San Gil and Barichara, waiting out…

Ecce Homo

Sadly, not this one: Instead, we went to the Convento Ecce Homo, on the edge of the valley, near Villa de Leyva. This place was founded in 1620, and we found it very interesting, and with very pleasant grounds. I’d…

One year of Milo

Dear San Francisco Animal Care and Control, One year ago today, we adopted Milo. Nine days later, we headed south with him, driving in our Volkswagen camper down through Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, until today,…

Only in a VW

We arrived in San Gil when it was already dark, after driving through the beautiful Chicamocha Canyon. Since Colombia feels extremely safe, we have reverted to our Mexico mindset, so we just parked on the main square to spend the…