Where we were on the first day of school Charo and I have been planning this trip for the past 4 years. Actually, Charo has, as you know I’m just along for the ride. There is only one thing I planned to do. On the first day of school, while my friends and former students settled in for their first day, I wanted to live cast myself on a beach, drinking something with an umbrella in it. That didn’t happen. […]
Old, Colonial, beautiful, and quiet. That is what you’ll get if you head to Barichara, Colombia. […]
Big cities, mean big city problems. After having my cell phone stolen in Bogota we decided to get a little smaller, somewhere with a small-town feel. Hello, Villa De Leyva. […]
Welcome to travel buddies where Mateo, Daniela,and me (Marco) write about our travels. It’s pretty much a kid version of Joe from T.O Mateo Mateo likes to play soccer and is almost always ready to help somebody. He can be wild at times but he doesn't hurt anybody on purpose. Mateo along with his sister Daniela make friends easily. Also, Mateo loves waffles. Daniela Daniela is the calmest of the three. She is also the most friendly. Daniela is a good reader for her age. She likes to go spelunking (Cave exploring.) Me (Marco) I like to read and play video games. My favorite sport is basketball I also like to surf. I can’t make friends as easily as Mateo and Daniela. I also love to eat mango Note: The mango is bigger in person. Bye!!
We spent the last night of our Costa Rican adventure near San Jose. Not only was this a tearful goodbye to my brother and his family, but it also saying goodbye to Central America and starting a new adventure in Bogota, Colombia. […]
Eleven years ago Charo and I went backpacking for a month through Costa Rica and Nicaragua. I remember landing in San Jose and going on different chicken buses to get to Quepos so we could go to Manuel Antonio park. It was a long day of travel. When we planned our adventure, we knew that Manuel Antonio was a go-to spot. […]
After a wonderful time in Nicaragua, we booked a Ticabus to San Jose, Costa Rica. Originally we wanted to go to Ometepe but plans change and for us, it changed about two weeks ago. My brother and his family had decided to meet us on our journey in Atenas, Costa Rica. That’s the beauty of backpacking, plans are very fluid. […]
Backpacking the world with my family. We are travelling through Granada, Nicaragua. Follow our activities, and places we stayed there.
Last week we spent a few nights at Mano a Mano Eco Hostal. On the first night, we were there, Daniela, and Mateo ended up sitting with a diverse group of people. One of these people was Marcos, the owner of Get Up Stand and Up Surf. ***Teacher friends, there is a lesson in here somewhere to unpack with your students. […]
Mano a Mano After visiting Leon, we decided to chill and relax. So, off to the beach! Las Peñitas is only a 30-minute drive away. We took our time in the morning, had some smoothies for breakfast, bought some groceries and found a taxi to take us to our destination. […]