We’re switching it up, folks! When Sis and Terry were here, we went rafting with Raft Amazonia, a Kichwa-run rafting company in Tena. We had THE BEST TIME! However, in this case, I don’t think my words can do it justice. On the other hand, Terry’s a storyteller; his words make you feel our experience.Continue reading “Rafting in Tena, Ecuador, with Raft Amazonia”
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Our first visitors in Tena, Ecuador!
Finally! This trip was a long time coming. Sis and Terry were supposed to come to visit back in July, but thanks to the nationwide protests during that time, they ended up canceling their trip a week before they were due to arrive. Shane and I were super excited for them to visit! Somehow, it’sContinue reading “Our first visitors in Tena, Ecuador!”
Getting a Professional Visa in Ecuador: A Cautionary Tale
Do you know what I hate? Not rules. I actually don’t mind rules. I may not always agree with them, but I know what to expect from the situation. What I hate is ambiguousness. When it comes to bureaucratic nonsense, I get it. There are going to be hoops to jump through. But, I wantContinue reading “Getting a Professional Visa in Ecuador: A Cautionary Tale”
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”
Butterfly Collecting 101: Balsas & Vilcabamba, Ecuador
Guys, I’m a field biologist now! Ok, not really, but I did go on my first trip to the field with Shane, and I don’t think I did half bad! Shane has been to the field a few times now. He went to Tanzania for his PhD project and joined a group in Corsica betweenContinue reading “Butterfly Collecting 101: Balsas & Vilcabamba, Ecuador”
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!”
We’re officially in Ecuador, but more on that later because we’re officially in Ecuador without Meatball. Meatball has been with me since 2010 when I adopted her after she was abandoned in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Greenville, North Carolina. It was love at first sight! Well, for me, at least. 😂Continue reading “Meatball”