20 Mar 2018 (Mindo, Ecuador): When I think of Mindo, I will forever think of Chocolate. We took a tour that ended with a cup of unsweetened, churned chocolate and this magically dense little square of heaven.
19 Mar 2018 (Quito, Ecuador): We walked up a lot of stairs inside the Basilica del Voto Nacional (a huge and beautiful church). I’m always a little conflicted about magnificent religion-based architecture. I don’t know how much the people who lived here had to suffer to build it (maybe they were totally cool with that); […]
18 Mar 2018 (Quito, Ecuador): Leah and I spend most of the day walking around the city. I am pretty consistently winded (it turns out thinner air at higher altitudes really is a thing); Leah seems to be handling it better. Especially in the central part of town, it’s curvy and hilly and cloudy. The old […]
17 Mar 2018 (Quito, Ecuador): We made it to Ecuador today! Saying goodbye to Colombia is bittersweet, because that country is amazing, and because it means our trip is entering its third and final leg. On our way to dinner, one of us may have requested that we stop at a chocolate store and he […]
16 Mar 2018 (Medellin, Colombia): Today is our last full day in Medellin, and there was no debate or discussion at all about where we should go for lunch: Los Chamos! This is the Venezuelan place on the parallel block. The menú del dia (three course lunch special) here is cheap and large, the ambience […]
15 Mar 2018 (Medellin, Colombia): I’m cheating again ‘__’. We actually went to this game last night. We bought some scalped tickets that wound up being really really good (great height and almost dead center). Atletico Nacional won big (4 – 0), and it was a roarin’ good time. Lots of cheering, and Leah even […]