Goodbye Colombia, Hello Ecuador!

Wow, 50 something days in Colombia! On our last day here we got to go and see the Santuario de Las Lajas, a stunning church built into a canyon. And by stunning I mean it seriously looks like a fairy tale dream castle- l think I may have even seen some unicorns frolicking and fairies gamboling around it out of the corner of my eye.

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The contrast of striking Gothic architecture set in the verdant green canyon of Colombia, complete with a river rushing past and a lovely waterfall is really quite striking. It was a nice send-off to say the least.

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And now we continue our adventures into Ecuador! At the moment we are at Graham’s place in Ibarra. Graham is an ex-pat from Australia (Man, we just love every Australian we meet!) who kindly lets travelers stay at his beautiful property.He runs a vivero so we got to wake up to a world of baby plants and bonsais cradled by stunning views of mountain ranges and puffy clouds.

Rolling green hills and puffy white clouds have definitely turned into a running theme of the trip.


I think of California as officially "home" but can usually be found a lot closer to the equatorial belt. After finishing a Masters program in 2011 I found myself trying to decide between a couple of different high-powered career options. I decided I wasn't quite ready to "grow up" and went with an entirely different plan which involved selling off everything I owned with my partner Tom and buying a one-way ticket to Colombia. Our plan was to travel "Till The Money Ran Out" and then go home to start our grown-up lives. Instead, we started our own app development company on the road and have been criss-crossing the globe, traveling, working, eating spicy food and refusing to "grow up" ever since. You can find me on Twitter, , Facebook or send me a message using our About Us page.

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  1. Rebeca says:

    That is an amazing church! Wow!

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