I admit, we arrived to Cuzco a bit apprehensive. Every time we had used a room rental company before, we had an apartment to ourselves rather than a single room in a B&B like we found ourselves in at that moment. Roomorama definitely picked a good property to place on their list. Not only were… Continue reading Experiencing Cuzco, Peru with Roomorama
If you have been keeping up with us, you can understand my obsession with churches and cathedrals abroad. I think it is because there is a distinct lack of them in the United States. It would definitely make the cities a bit more interesting if you had dramatic architecture like this. The basilica in Quito… Continue reading Photo Friday: HDR – The Basilica in Quito, Ecuador
One of the hardest things about being an artist is that sometimes, you just don't want to have anything to do with your craft. I've run into this multiple times when it comes with photography. One of the reasons I love to travel is because I become inspired with the surroundings. I feel the need… Continue reading Being Inspired in Cusco, Peru
Call me ignorant. Please. We just didn't study South America much as a kid in school. Honestly, I think that is how it has kept all its wonder over the years. Somehow when I think of Peruvian cities, I think of the dusty roads of Mancora, or the colonial style that is found in Cuenca,… Continue reading This is Lima Peru?!
Welcome to Photo Essay Week! While we have had many adventures, none can really be summed up as much as the pictures speak. A picture is worth a thousand words, right? While wandering the dusty streets of Mancora, Peru we noticed that there was quite the hubbub going on. If you weren't staying in the… Continue reading Photo Essay: A Surprise Carnaval Celebration – Mancora, Peru
Our visit to Cuenca Ecuador was a very last minute decision. I actually thought of bypassing it so that we would have more time at the beach in Mancora, Peru (I can't help it, it calls to me!). We had a week to get to Lima and were planning our hops accordingly. After a few… Continue reading Photo Essay: Still Not Tired of Colonial – Cuenca Ecuador
***Please excuse the picture quality as we took the pics on my iPhone 3GS. I had no clue what we were getting into.*** If there is one thing on this earth that Shaun and I are not ashamed to spend money on, it would be food. Living in Austin has spoiled our taste buds and… Continue reading A Foodie Experience at Tiesto’s in Cuenca, Ecuador
I did the one thing I said I would NEVER do. I guess when my mother asked me, "If your friend jumped off a bridge, would you?" didn't properly sink in as a child - because I went puenting. I, Erica, who is deathly afraid of heights, jumped off a bridge in Banos, Ecuador. And… Continue reading Episode 19 – Puenting: Banos, Ecuador
We have been in a video frenzy lately due to our travels and adventures in Banos, Ecuador. To be honest, I don't think pictures would have accurately captured our experiences. One of the must do/must see things in Banos is to go on a 60km downhill bike ride that happens to give you the opportunity… Continue reading Episode 18 – Waterfall Tour – Biking in Ecuador
Another thing conquered in my Adventure Girl series - we freaking ROCKED at white water rafting in Ecuador. I wasn't scared for a moment (adrenaline talking?) and had complete faith that our team would do our best. The water was intense, bumpy and kept splashing in my face but I had a grin plastered to… Continue reading Episode 17 – White Water Adventure in Banos, Ecuador
I was that little girl. You know, the one who asked a million questions. The one who challenged social norms. The one who couldn't for the life of her, understand why the boys in her church group got to go whitewater rafting and rappelling while the girls had to stay put and make quilts for… Continue reading Geotours: Taking My Adventure Virginity in Banos, Ecuador
If you haven't been able to tell by now, we have been on a very serious Couchsurfing kick. Not only are we having some of the most amazing experiences but are meeting incredibly rad people. We mainly went to Banos due to a bazillion people talking about the rafting, rappelling, bungee jumping, and crazy things… Continue reading Feeling at Home in Banos Ecuador
We stepped off the bus into unfamiliar territory as a cloud of smoke and dust plumed around us and the bus lurched away. Ominous clouds formed overhead (attributing to our rain curse of course) and Shaun and I looked around curiously. So this is what “Middle Earth” looks like. Or, in other words, the quaint… Continue reading A Lack of Hobbits in Middle Earth, Ecuador
We made our way back to Quito, Ecuador from Montanita due to a skatepark Shaun wanted to cover on his Boarderless skateboarding blog. Honestly, I wasn’t thrilled to visit. After hearing about several thefts of camera gear from multiple people, I was a bit concerned about running around with all the gear that we do.… Continue reading Who the Hell Goes to Quito, Ecuador?!
We're making this week a video week (we're making up for lost time due to our stolen camera). We finally left Colombia after spending 6 glorious weeks there (and had only intended on 2). Since we got our replacement camera in Bogota, we are missing quite a bit of our adventures in Colombia but I… Continue reading Episode 16 – Momentos: Colombia Video