The Galapagos Islands – truly a once in a life time experience
We spent a total of 6 nights – half on the mainland and half on a cruise ship.
There’s a lot of argument online about what’s better: a cruise, which costs a lot more, or the cheaper land-based stays. I recorded every penny and in this article I’ll breakdown the costs of a Galapagos trip, both the cruise and the land-based island hopping versions.
The scientific name for chocolate is theobroma cacoa, which means food of the gods.
In Ecuador they call it black gold.
Chocolate is delicious, it’s sexy, and it all started in Ecuador.
Why move your eyes right and left when you can just stare at one point. Watch the video instead of reading the article here:
The Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve is a one of a kind place – literally. It’s the only volcanic crater in the world that has farming in it. It’s one of two volcano craters with a town inside of it. We packed our bags and took the short drive from Quito to stay overnight in a collapsed volcano.
Chengdu: City of Gastronomy
蚂蚁上树 – Mǎ Yǐ Shàng Shù
Glass noodles in a delicious sauce with ground pork.
Jiān dàn miàn – 煎蛋面
Fried egg and fresh tomatoes in a savory broth with noodles.
We are seasoned travelers. We’ve been to over 30 countries. We’ve taken beat-up buses through dangerous switchbacks. We’ve shared rooms with snakes, rats, and who knows what else. We’ve spewed liquid out of both ends in both hemispheres. And to be honest, I kind of like that aspect of travel. Unpredictability makes life exciting.
And then there’s India.
After booking a flight for a week-long trip to Taiwan, we started researching things to do. Our list ended up looking like a restaurant menu. For us, food is almost always the highlight of a good trip, but in Taiwan the possibilities overwhelmed us. I was more excited about a Taipei night market, than I was Ankor Wat or Machu Picchu. We decided to stay in Taipei for the whole week, and basically live like a local – a local that’s on the highway to obesity.
Taipei, Taiwan – The Greatest Food City in the World?