Category: vacations

Bogota to Cartagena

Ammon and Sasha contiune on: With Mom now in tow we wanted to make a nice impression. Unfortunately Bogota was not the place to do that. Of all the capitals we visited Bogota was our least favourite. It is a huge city (one of the most populous in […]

Into Ecuador

Come to Ecuador with Ammon and Sasha: From Chachapoyas the closest border crossing into Ecuador is the one at La Balsa, the least visited of the 3 crossings between the 2 countries. It is so rarely used that until late last year there was no cross border transportation […]

Chachapoyas, Peru

The honeymoon continues with Ammon and Sasha : Having others come and join us is an awesome experience but one of the differences and difficulties associated with that is a lack of flexibility in the schedule. They have flights to catch and routes and timing generally need to […]

Trujillo and Cajamarca, Peru

More adventure and ruins with Ammon and Sasha: For Ricardo’s last remaining days we took yet another long and windy bus ride back down to the coastal city of Trujillo, Peru’s third largest. It has an attractive and well restored historic core in its own right, one again […]

Machu Picchu

Ammon and Sasha continue: For me Machu Picchu (MP) was the last of the new 7 wonders to visit. For many it is a mystical and magical place and the purpose and highlight of a visit to South America. Yes, we were looking forward to finally seeing it, […]

The Sacred Valley

Visit Peru with Ammon and Sasha: From the Colca Canyon we backtracked to Arequipa and then took a long bus to Cusco where we stayed a night. It was our worst hostel/hotel of the entire trip and based on the reviews of many of the cheaper places to […]

Antarctica (the background)

More adventures with Ammon and Sasha: I think everyone, even non-travelers have some preconceived notion of Antarctica. Few places can inspire the same degree of awe and dread or have so many stories of tragedy and heroism during its early exploration. It is the coldest, driest, windiest and […]