So, due to our crazy schedule changes, we’re actually past the 2/3 mark on our trip :-(. But, since we just left South America and are heading to Central, we figured now would be the most logical time to do our “Close-enough-to-2/3rds” superlatives!
Days in South America: 168
Dollars Spent (not including flight):
Countries Visited: 4
Books Read: 19 (Carrie), 12 (Zach)
Number of shirts left: 6 (Carrie), 3 (Zach)
Favorite Food: ceviche (Zach), llapingachos (Carrie)
Favorite Snack: corn/cheese pancake thingies from Ecuador
Favorite Beverage: Campos de Solana vino tinto from Tarija, Bolivia
Most Craved Food Currently: orange cheese (Carrie), sour cream (Zach)
Things We’re Most Excited For in USA: friends, Netflix, cooking, baking (Carrie), telling stories to family and friends (Zach)
Most Annoying Phenomenon: staring people
Longest Bus Marathon: 3 days almost-straight, Trinidad, Bolivia to Arequipa, Perú
Favorite Activity: still The Inca Trail with The Southwest Circuit as a close second.
Nicest People: still Colombians
Favorite Big City: Lima, Perú
Favorite Small City: Cuzco, Perú
Dumpiest Town: Uyuni, Bolivia
Best Hostel: Hostal Las Olas in Copacabana, Bolivia
Best Place to Open Our Bar Someday: Canoa, Ecuador
Most Enjoyable Hike: Isla del Sol, Bolivia
Most Miserable Hike: Laguna Quilotoa, Ecuador
Most Controversial Post: Happy Birthday Blog
Worst Addiction: Fried chicken
Most Life-Changing Moment: getting engaged
Hottest Place: Colombian coast
Most Mosquitoes: Bolivian Amazon
Biggest Disappointment: Taganga, Colombia
Biggest Ripoff: Bus from Medellin to Santa Marta, Colombia during Easter week=130,000 COP ($70) per ticket
Still Our Favorite Country: Ecuador!!!!!!! We love you!!!!
Goals for Central America
1. Not sweat to death!
2. Show Zach’s friend Steve a good time in Nicaragua!
3. Do more filming!
4. Improve our Spanish!
5. Make it home safely, and with a little bit of money left.