Coffee and Cuisine in Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua is a must-see if you are ever in Guatemala. It has old churches fallen into disrepair, cobblestone streets, lots of pretty doors (as you will soon see), and warm people. Antigua is also probably my favorite city since leaving Cusco. Some places are just extremely photogenic and make it hard to put the camera…

Nicaragua: For Better or Worse

I was in Nicaragua with a couple friends 4 years ago and really loved the culture, people, and beautiful buildings. But this time I┬áhave to say that 95 degree days, really high humidity and no A/C do not really make for productive days so enjoy some pictures and not a lot of substance. Granada Our…

A Short Time in Costa Rica

We took a bus from Panama City to San Jose, Costa Rica where we arrived at 1 am. Instead of getting a bed in a hostel for the next 5 hours we spent the rest of the night waiting in the cold terminal on the plastic chairs until 5:30 am when we were to be…

Panama City and the Panama Canal

We only spent a few days in Panama, all of which were in Panama City in order to have more time in other countries during our last two months of travel. Both of us felt “landsick” for the first few days after almost a week on a sailboat. An uncomfortable feeling that included waking up…

The San Blas Islands

We are officially out of South America. It was an incredible, eye-opening, fascinating and at times, trying, continent but I am so glad we chose to do our trip this way. We aren’t finished traveling yet but home feels a little closer each day. South America and Central America are connected by a problematic strip…

Colombia, Our Last Country in South America

We have spent the last 2 weeks in Colombia and from everything we’ve seen it is an incredibly beautiful country that is healing remarkably from its complicated history. Bogota We arrived in Bogota after a very long, very uncomfortable 32 hour bus ride from Quito. We checked into our hostel that night and promptly checked…

The Ecuadorian Amazon

After getting stuck in Quito for a week, we really needed a break and a place that would show Ecuador in a better light. We splurged a bit to stay a few days at (what we consider a quite luxurious) resort in the Amazon. While this experience was quite extravagant we stayed in the most…