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October 27, 2014

Futbol in Argentina

By: Noemi Gamel While we were in Buenos Aires, we decided to go to a futbol (aka soccer to you Americans) match. Tristan loves futbol but had never been to a live game before. Argentina has the reputation for having some of the most devout and passionate futbol fans in the world. In fact, that…

October 13, 2014

Tips for More Pleasant Bus Travel

By Noemi Gamel Growing up in the United States, we tend to view bus rides with trepidation. They are uncomfortable, slow, and rarely seem to run at  the time or along the route we need. We knew that buses would be part of our around the world trip, but it wasn’t a form of  transportation…

January 19, 2015

Thai Cooking Class

By Noemi Gamel One of the best ways to experience a culture is through its food. While simply eating the cuisine is fun, learning to cook local foods allows you to take the cultural experience to a higher level. While in Bangkok, we took a Thai cooking class. At first, I was concerned that Tristan,…

January 26, 2015

The Temples of Angkor

By Noemi Gamel There is something about temples that draws us to them, no matter what our religious or spiritual stance. We spent two day visiting the temples of Angkor in Siem Reap, Cambodia. We liked some of them so much we visited them twice, such as Angkor Wat (the centerpiece of all the structures)…

October 6, 2014

Wildlife in the Amazon Selva and Las Pampas

By: Noemi Gamel  In our last post, I described our remote, ultra-rustic camp and all the unplugged activities we did in the jungle, or “selva”. This week, I want to focus on the wildlife we saw in the selva as well as the “pampas” or swamp section of the Bolivian Amazon. In the selva, finding…