Tena, Ecuador: Arahuana Jungle Resort & Spa

Sometimes I forget that Tena is actually a city surrounded by nature…rainforest nature. A mere 2.6 km outside Tena is this beautiful resort tucked away in the forest. We first heard about Arahuana from Shane’s work colleague, who described this magical Resort del Dia (resort for the day) package. So, a few weeks ago, whenContinue reading “Tena, Ecuador: Arahuana Jungle Resort & Spa”

Tena, Ecuador: Six-month Impressions

It’s hard to believe, but we’ve been in Ecuador for six months! Talking about how time flies feels cliche; it’s simultaneously so overused but so true. On the one hand, it feels like we’ve been here for a while. We’ve settled into our apartment and gotten into a daily routine. On the other hand, whereContinue reading “Tena, Ecuador: Six-month Impressions”

Hello, 2022!

Belated Feliz Navidad and Feliz año nuevo! A little belated, of course. A brief life update. We DO have visas now, but the process is still ongoing. So, more on that later. For now… Christmas in Tena! Since we went home to the US twice this year (🙌), we knew we were going to stayContinue reading “Hello, 2022!”

My Sis is a Married Lady, Y’all!

Eeekkk!! I love it so much. I mean, just look at these two! This wedding has been a long time coming, and I don’t mean because we were waiting for a proposal. Like a lot of 2020 bride and grooms, Covid put their original wedding plans on hold. Honestly, I’m happy the original plans wereContinue reading “My Sis is a Married Lady, Y’all!”

Greetings from Tena, Ecuador!

I’ve been slacking on the blog front. We’ve been here for two weeks, and I’m not quite sure how that happened so quickly. It feels like we’ve been going non-stop since we arrived. The trip from Germany was surprisingly uneventful. We left Munich at ~6:30 am, had a short layover in Amsterdam, then it wasContinue reading “Greetings from Tena, Ecuador!”

America Trip Part 1: Family & Friends

We made it through the wilderness, yeah we made it throuuuughhh! Obviously, the wilderness is 7 months of basement lockdown and 2.5 years away from home. Honestly, traveling during the pandemic wasn’t as bad as I expected. We needed a negative covid test, which is a requirement to enter the United States. Plus, when weContinue reading “America Trip Part 1: Family & Friends”

One Year in Germany!

Quite by accident, the end of May has become our official unofficial moving-aversary. This time last year, we were leaving the Netherlands for Germany, but this time seven years ago (🤯), we were leaving Pittsburgh for the Netherlands! In honor of our one-year Deutsch-aversary, I wanted to do a little reflecting. What do we reallyContinue reading “One Year in Germany!”