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2 Days In Lima Peru – A Beautiful City

Today we decide to join our ‘bodyguards’ to tour around the beautiful city of Lima.  We have been staying in a very eclectic hotel and recovering from the longest bus ride in our lives that started in Guayaquil. The ‘boys’ both only have 1 day here in Lima, while we have 3 days. So we […]

Guayaquil Ecuador – Not Exciting When Money Troubles Hit

We are tired from our long bus trip from Banos, and when money troubles hit today, I’m thankful for the kind person who helps us through. The night was hot and stuffy and I honestly didn’t sleep well. My son always sleeps well though, or so it seems, and that is the joy of being […]

Banos Ecuador Inexpensive Adventure Town

Today sees us on another Chivas Bus Truck as we seek some local inexpensive adventure time. We had to wait as the first one was sold out. We get collected late for this one – walking there with a guide to the Chiva. On arrival at the Chiva, 50 crazed people dash into it and they […]

Bus to Banos from Quito Ecuador – Easter

Bus to Banos from Quito Ecuador – Easter It is Easter Friday and we are going to be heading off on a bus to Banos. I am up at 4:45 a.m. all thanks to people arriving and leaving all night at our hotel. But I let my son sleep in and we leave after 6:30 a.m […]

Guacamayo Ecolodge Cuyabeno Amazon Jungle Ecuador

Guacamayo Ecolodge Cuyabeno -Amazon Jungle Ecuador- Day 2 I am woken up in the middle of our Ecolodge on our first night in the Amazon Jungle. There is a noise coming from our snack bag and something is moving about in there. I have no idea what it is attacking our bag – so I drag […]

Palacio de Gobierno – Presidential Palace Quito

Palacio de Gobierno Quito We are off to Palacio de Gobierno and we can’t wait! Explorason is in ‘kid heaven’ as we have a family here in Quito from the USA who are also long-term travelers and the boys have become friends. We decide to meet at the Presidential Palace for a tour. Mates Here we […]

Parque El Ejido and English Fellowship Church Quito

  I had read about a great informal church in Quito and it is known as the English Fellowship Church. It attracts expats, tourists, and locals alike and was recommended as a good place to meet people. So we decided to attend the second service and were very much impressed. The place was packed! English Fellowship […]

La Mitad del Mundo Equator Middle of the World

La Mitad del Mundo Equator – Middle of the World Playground on the way Today we are off to the ‘middle of the world’ as it is called from the city of Quito Ecuador where we are staying near this fab playground. It has old propane cylinders plus there are two climbing balls that are incredibly fun.  […]

Exploring Quito, Ecuador with a Child

Exploring Quito, Ecuador with a Child I want to go exploring Quito this morning but I wonder if my son will ever wake up here at our Quito accommodation. Last night he was up very late reading his new book (we found in a great English bookstore yesterday) with so much excitement. It gets past […]

L’Auberge Inn And Quito Ecuador

L’Auberge Inn And Quito Ecuador Last night we arrived from Colombia and the window of our room was wide open when we arrived at L’Auberge Inn.  L’Auberge Inn overlooked the city and hills and as the lights twinkled in the still night, it looked lovely. Traffic By 6:00 a.m., the horns were blasting, and numerous sirens […]

Goodbye Coolombia Colombia Hello Ecuador

Goodbye Colombia Hello Ecuador In Colombia, there is a saying that this country is really Colombia because it’s so hip and cool.  But as we prepare to leave we find things heat up for us. So Let’s Recap Why Boys at the completion of school are required to either enter the military or join the […]

Thermal Pools of Paipa Colombia

We are off to the thermal pools of Paipa. We’ve just had a great few days at Villa de Leyva exploring the Terracotta Casa and many other places around the colonial town. We’ve stayed a few days longer as we needed to sort out funds being skimmed from my Travel Money Card which left me very […]