We're having great fun in Lima - we've been here two days and have walked all around our neighborhood. Discovered a park full of kitties - FUN! - and I attended a workshop today on making chocolate truffles and ganache - YUM!
So how can li... Read more
My latest article published with Travel Fashion Girl focuses on travel fashion for the not-so-young-except-at-heart crowd. I recommend one vendor (online and stores) whose clothing I love.
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We had a great boat tour last week, even if DH and I thought it was too cold for snorkeling. We saw nesting frigates, blue-footed boobies, friendly sea lions.
The absolute best, though, was a beach along a sheltered bay. Perfect aqua wa... Read more
We've been walking all around our section of Santa Cruz, the island we're staying on during our time in the Galapagos.
But of course, there are other islands with other things to see and do. So we took a boat tour to Isla Bartolome - hiked... Read more
Really, this is one of those must-do dream trips! And we're finally here!
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I spent half my morning at the fish market, watching the an... Read more
We went to the central market, which is full of cats - for a reason! I'm a big cat lover, so I thought it was wonderful!
Then on to the cathedral. Walking along the riverfront (the malecon).
And crazy public art all over one buildi... Read more
We had a great time in Puerto Lopez, relaxing on the beach as well as walking around town and talking to various people. Great little village!
Then an insane drive back to the city of Guayaquil at the end of the holiday weekend, only to ge... Read more
We're travelling along the coast of Ecuador, heading vaguely north, and of course having fun along the way.
We spent Halloween in Montanita, today we're in Puerto Lopez for the Day of the Deceased. This holiday is celebrated more in the mo... Read more
I published another article with Travel Fashion Girl - this one is on budget-priced plus size clothing. (I'm in that weird sizing that's somewhere between "normal" and "plus" - you know, where many designers stop at size 12, and then the plus s... Read more
I can't tell you how thrilling this was, just driving through the Andes and seeing a flock of alpacas just grazing on the side of the road!!!!!!!!!!!
Lots of other interesting stuff too, but wow, alpacas! so cute, so fuzzy, so cuddly!
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We've been having fun in the Andean region, especially the town of Banos - but we decided to drive to the Amazon area just to see it, and so I could visit a monkey rescue center.
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We picked up our rental car and drove to Latacunga, where we could see Volcan Cotopaxi steaming in the morning - amazing and thrilling!
The next day we drove to Banos, where we are now. Heading off to volcanic heated thermal baths for a re... Read more
We've enjoyed our three weeks here in Quito, despite the problems adjusting to the altitude.
Tomorrow we pick up a car and meander south along the Pan American Highway, making our way to the coast. The beach towns are supposed to be gorgeo... Read more
We visited the Quito Mercado Artisenal - the art market.
OH MY!!!! Everything was gorgeous! Prices were insanely inexpensive! An alpaca circle scarf for $5? And alpaca sweater for $15-20? Embroidered blouses for $12???
YES PLEASE!... Read more
We're enjoying Quito - it's a beautiful city, full of interesting faces and colorful ethnic clothing. Foods are mostly grilled, and fruits and vegs are abundant. We discovered chocolate today, though, but I was good and shared a slice of torta... Read more