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March 30, 2018

India is, as everyone says, a place where everyday spirituality is apparent.  We were there for a special yearly Hindu celebration for Shiva while we were in Jaipur.  We visited two temples with our guide and came out blessed with flowers.   Later we visited the renown...

March 29, 2018

We visited Rwanda in January.  It is a special place for me.  I lived there for several years from 1994-1997  following the war and genocide.  I worked with some extraordinary people with an organization called Food For the Hungry.  We were young and idealistic and wor...

March 26, 2018

We made our way to the northern frontier of Patagonia and spent several nights in this Idyllic cabin.  It was located at the base of the Cochamo Valley near the mouth of the Piedra River and the start of the La Junta trail, a 30-mile trail that takes hikers and climber...

March 22, 2018

Jane and Maggie often found that they attracted attention while in India.  They were troopers and patiently agreed to be in photos with countless families and individuals. They were fascinated by two blond-haired, blue-eyed American girls.  Almost all of the people wer...

March 13, 2018

While we were studying Spanish at the Mariposa Center in the forest of Nicaragua, I mentioned to my conversation teacher, Marta, that I was interested in pre-Columbian archaeology.  She mentioned that her family farm was nearby.  When she was a girl in the early 1990s,...

March 11, 2018

We already wrote about our Spanish school in Cuenca, Ecuador and our visits to Cotopaxi and to Mindo in Ecuador.  But here are a few other things we did and really enjoyed in that wonderful country.

We visited the equator which they make a big deal of in Ecuador, with a...

March 7, 2018

This is a post is out of order as we try to catch up on some of our previous adventures.  In July, when we were touring the USA, we visited southern Wisconsin.  To be specific, we spent several days in Rock County in and near the town of Edgerton.  This is where my mot...

March 2, 2018

We had a wonderful opportunity to spend a week in the Ngong Hills in the Maasai lands of Kenya working at a children's center and visiting the elders of the area.  The people are beautiful and so friendly. We organized a visit with a local community worker who helped u...

December 17, 2017

I hitchhiked in South Africa in the early 1990s following the election of Nelson Mandela.  It was a time of wonder and excitement in the country and everyone I met were eager to share their joy with me.  I fell in love with South Africa back then. 

One of...

December 15, 2017

While we were in Lesotho, we visited a local school and artisan project where Maggie and I made a recycled guitar.  She later jammed with a local band, which sounded pretty good!  Outside the show, she even  had groupies.  

Both Jane and Maggie are p...

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We are a family from Littleton Colorado .  Daniel , Malia, Jane (9) and Maggie (7).  We are traveling the world for a year.

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