Vancouver: Feels like home

Vancouver is where we say we are from, though we haven't lived in the city for almost a decade. We were both born and raised in suburbs, and owned homes and raised our own family on the outskirts of town. For our last three years in the area, we lived right in the city looking... Continue Reading →

Ometepe: Island holiday

This week, we took a 3-day, 2-night holiday to Isla Ometepe. Though most people get onto and around Ometepe without a car, we rented a little car from our host in Granada. On the island, taxi fares can be $25 or $30 to get from the ferry dock to accommodation. We could have made the... Continue Reading →

Granada: Las Isletas

What a beautiful day! We wanted to explore Las Isletas, the 365 islands in the lake right in Granada, using a different mode of transport than kayaks (which we are saving to do when la familia visits us in a couple of weeks (so excited about that!!).We found out about a party-style boat that plies... Continue Reading →

Boquete: Pipeline Trail hike day

In my last hiking post I wrote about the Pipeline Trail and wanting to return with Coral. We rented a car and with our new-found friends and followed the excellent driving instructions posted on the Boquete Travel Guide to the beginning of the 5km (return) hike. Boquete Travel Guide pointed out several points of interest in the... Continue Reading →

Boquete: Hikes

River valley Our current home in Panama is at the base of Volcan Baru, an active stratovolcano and the tallest mountain in Panama (3,475m or 11,401 ft). Below us is a river canyon with steep rocky walls covered in dense vegetation. All through our Panama trip, I have been quite enchanted by the rich flora and... Continue Reading →

Pedasí: Fishing trip

I really wanted to go fishing in this part of the world, but I didn't bring any equipment, thinking I could rent gear if I ever got the opportunity. While checking out our host's well-appointed woodwork shop here in Pedasí, I spotted his stock of fishing gear neatly lined up on a rack. Wayne and I started... Continue Reading →

Cuanca: Baños

We walked a couple of blocks to the bus stop to catch either the #12 or #100 for the roughly 9km, 30-minute ride to Baños, a village southwest of Cuenca known for its hot springs. We caught the #12 (25 cents each), which we knew followed a much less direct route, but it was fun... Continue Reading →

Quito: Vignettes from the first few days

The primary goal of our posts is to update family and friends on our whereabouts. However, we have gained so much knowledge reading fellow nomad and long-term traveller blogs that we will include a few details that might seem inconsequential to some readers, but which we hope will provide practical information to those on a similar path. To receive notifications... Continue Reading →

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