So here's the concept: set aside the books and really learn Spanish. It is true that books are important. But they offer limited value in pronunciation and flow of the language. With an audio program like Pimsleurs you can learn Spanish in just 30 minutes a day. Or like in the video - learn it [...]
We have lived and traveled in the beautiful Sierra (mountains) region of Ecuador for almost 5 years. This post is all about how breathtaking it is! The Sierra takes in the Ecuador's Andes mountains and the Interandean highlands. We've traveled from Azauy to Cañar to Quito and we've put some of our favorite photos into [...]
We took this picture while swimming at Las Grietas in the Galapagos Islands. The water at Las Grietas is crystal clear and emerald green! On a sunny day it's a travel photographers dream.
Birds are so interesting! There is something so captivating about them, their beautiful colors, songs, and not to mention their ability to fly. I mean who has never wished they could spread there arms out and just take off? Something I don't often think about is what wonderful builders they are. They make their nests [...]
How do I choose good travel insurance? This is a question we get asked all the time. Which provider is best? How can I get coverage as a resident of Ecuador? Who covers Ecuador? I should note that we are not experts in travel insurance. But I've learned a lot since moving to Ecuador and [...]
Ecuador is famous for its chocolate. One of the best we've tasted is Pacari. They make this amazing chocolate bar with dried figs. In case you didn't know - I love figs. When we moved to Ecuador I didn't know this about myself. But with a combination of higos con queso, empanadas with figs and [...]
We got this photo on our way back from a visit to Playa Escondida while visiting Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands. As we came into Academy Bay the sun was setting, it was gorgeous!
Everyone knows that boiling water kills the "stuff" in it. But how long should you boil it? Before preparing this post, we boiled it for 20 minutes. We had read it somewhere and we faithfully boiled away - for the past 5 years. But we were wrong. 20 minutes is excessive. Not all boiled water is [...]