Who knew being back at school would be so fun? Or maybe that’s just me?
Here’s Sandra with her favourite Ecuadorean fruit, a Naranjilla. It looks like frogspawn, no?
Hola, de Sur America! Hemos estado aquí un mes y nos encanta!
We’re currently at Spanish school in Quito, Ecuador and we’re encouraged to speak Spanish All. The. Time. It’s very tiring but we love learning the language; it’s one of the reasons we wanted to travel to South America to begin with.
But fear not, our posts from now on will not be written in Spanish, we’re certainly not at that level yet and firstly, we have to update you on where we’ve been before arriving in Quito.
We met this fun Canadian couple at Costeno beach, in Colombia. We instantly warmed to them as they’re so down-to-earth (like most Canadians!) and we chatted for hours about a lot of things other than traveling, which is actually nice to do sometimes. Continually repeating your travel plans – where you’re heading to next, how long you’re away for, etc. etc. – can get a little tedious.
Brett & Megan are super chill, friendly, play a mean game of ping pong and have great podcast suggestions! Thanks guys and hopefully we’ll see you in Toronto one of these days.
Our last week in the U.S.A. was the perfect way to end our road trip. We were so spoiled staying with Aunty Jill (A.K.A. JillyKen or JK) and Uncle Kenny in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, we must repay the favour one day…or perhaps we should bulk order some groceries to restock the fridge and pantry as we ate them out of the house!
Aunty Jill, JillyKen, JK, Jilly Con Carne… the list goes on.
A warm, friendly, animal-loving couple, who went out of their way to make us feel welcome in their home, Nathan and Jennifer were the greatest Airbnb hosts.
Our Southern California adventure began in the desert and ended at the beach. The great thing about SoCal is the diverse terrain. You could be hiking up a mountain in the morning, exploring the desert in the afternoon and swimming at the beach by sunset.
Time has run away from us the last few weeks. We’ve obviously been having too much fun! It’s early morning at LAX and we have a couple of hours before our flight to the East Coast so it’s a good time to grab a coffee, reflect on our adventures, and write the next post.
We crossed the state border into California on July 9. We imagined passing through a magic, invisible screen at this point and being instantly transported to a land of golden beaches, endless sunshine and temperatures ten degrees warmer; it’s called ‘The Golden State’ after all. We quickly noticed, however, that Northern California shares Oregon’s climate: warm but not swim-in-the-ocean-in-just-your-board-shorts warm and we had a few more miles of forest to go before we hit those Californian shores.