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Ecuador Day 7- Ahoy, Whiskey

Our last morning in Baños involved us stalking the hotel staff with our eyes every time it looked like she was going to get something. There had been really good bread the day prior. It was now missing. Two baskets laid lined with towels, ready to present carby goodness, but they sat empty. Eventually one… Continue reading Ecuador Day 7- Ahoy, Whiskey

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Ecuador Day 5: Anxiety Day (ft. Salsa)

Today was an absolute whirlwind. I almost don’t know where to start. Conveniently it’s just a travel journal, so what would make the most sense would be to start at the beginning of the day.   From Tena in the Napo River Valley and Amazon region, we began our route to Baños, a destination city… Continue reading Ecuador Day 5: Anxiety Day (ft. Salsa)

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Ecuador Day 4: Spiderwatch 2019

Our morning in Tena was off to an exciting start, in my least favorite way. Tony greeted everyone at the breakfast area with “Good morning! Have you seen the tarantula?” Thank god it was outside.   But I still panicked. Hence the shaky blurry photo.   I will say, I’ve made strides in my arachnophobia.… Continue reading Ecuador Day 4: Spiderwatch 2019

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Ecuador Day 1 and 2: Walking the Line

Day 1: Here we go again, off to a different continent this time. Because nobody can say they’re a true world traveler until they’ve had to take malaria pills.   I’ve had a lot of people ask me, “Why Ecuador?” After a few years of traveling exclusively to Europe, this trip seemed like it came… Continue reading Ecuador Day 1 and 2: Walking the Line

Eastern Bloc Tour 2k17

Last Day: The Long Journey Home

Friday morning was quiet. Many of our tour members had departed by the time I woke up. Some had gone on to other adventures, some were just on their way back home to Australia or Canada or the States.   I made sure I got packed and ready with enough time to say goodbye to… Continue reading Last Day: The Long Journey Home

Eastern Bloc Tour 2k17

Auschwitz and Warsaw: Day 1

This was our earliest start to date, as we had to leave our Krakow hotel by 6:45. Luckily most people opted for bed super early the night before, myself included. I’m pretty sure I’d been asleep by 10, a new record on this trip.   We knew from the start that this day was going… Continue reading Auschwitz and Warsaw: Day 1