FAQ – What Did We Learn in Leg 2?

First, some positive reinforcement. I have done such a good job catching up on the blog during our time in Asia. I wrote our last two Europe posts at the start of our Asia leg two months ago and in that time have not only managed to complete all my Mexico/South America posts but also…

FAQ – Can You Summarize Leg 2 in Numbers?

Leg 2 By The Numbers It was a lot of fun for me and Chad to break out the data on Leg 1 and see where we went, how we traveled, where we slept and what we did and ate as a series of statistics. So, I’m doing the same with Leg 2. Without further…

Our Life in Medellín

We really loved our life and routine in Medellín. Most of our time in Medellínwas about getting some work in and enjoying normal life in a world-class city. We maintained our routine of eating out three nights a week: cheap night, fancy night and healthy night. I don’t think we had a bad meal in…

Two Nights in Rio Claro

This Year for Christmas, we gave each other three gifts – special experiences for our 2019 travels: a freebie, a splurge, and something food-related. The splurge gift I gave Chad was for our time in Medellin – a trip out to the Colombian rainforest to spend two nights at an eco-resort called Rio Claro. Rio…

Our Week in Cartagena

I think there are some places in the world that you just don’t really connect with, and for us, Cartagena is one of those places. It is a beautiful city and a lovely introduction to Colombia, but despite a pretty great week there, we just didn’t love it. Arrival in Cartagena When we chose Medellin…

We <3 Mexico City

I think there are some places in the world that just feel like home to you, and for us, Ciudad de Mexico (CDMX) is one of those places. I’m not sure it was entirely love-at-first-sight, but it was pretty darn close. We arrived in CDMX from Puerto Escondido in the late afternoon due to a…

Life’s a Beach in Puerto Escondido

It’s been exactly four months since we left our home-for-seven-weeks in Puerto Escondido (PE), so I just went back and read my last PE post to recall what I have and haven’t said yet. We really loved our time in PE, although I mentioned in my last post, we definitely got bored being in such…

Dia de los Muertos in Oaxaca

I’m writing this post a full six months after experiencing Oaxaca’s Dias de los Muertos celebration, but honestly, the memories and impact live so vividly in my mind that I don’t even feel guilty about the delay (mostly). What I don’t remember is exactly when or how Chad and I decided to spend a week…

Medellin: We’re Home

This is my third “We’re Home” blog post. I’m defining “home” as any place we’ll stay for at least a month. On our Europe leg, Budapest was our only home (Istanbul at three weeks just barely missed the cut), but for this leg, we’re on the road a few weeks longer with two longer stays,…

The Charming City of Puebla

We wanted a nice little city to settle into on our way to Oaxaca. Puebla de los Ángeles (as it is called) fit the bill perfectly. We chose it someone at random as we were planning out our first week in Mexico and I think foreign tourists often see it as more of a daytrip…