Patchwork Quilts – Banos to Cuenca in Photos

I stared out the window of the bus traveling down from Baños to Cuenca pretending that Ecuador was a giant bed and I a lowly bed-bug. It was an easy thing to imagine as the bus moved around the hills covered in a patchwork of greens and browns. It looked much more like the knee or elbow of a slumbering giant shrouded in a patchwork quilt then it did the sierras of the Ecuadorian Andes.

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A patchwork quilt decorated with whole smoked pigs, rainbows and indigenous women dressed in rainbow colors. A patchwork quilt we are thinking about someday having commissioned to adorn a bed that we may someday own. Minus the pigs/random women, and with the rainbows of course!
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Though It’s a little weird to think about owning things that can’t fit on your back at this point.


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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