Photo of the Week: Monkey in Manu National Park

•August 2, 2013 • Leave a Comment

This adorable little guy was being nursed back to health by a local living on the border of Manu National Park in South-East Peru.

Monkey - Manu

Love, Lee + KB

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Photo Essay: Zumbahua Market on the Quilotoa Loop

•July 30, 2013 • Leave a Comment

South of Quito in Ecuador there is a small crater lake called Quilotoa. There is a nice hiking trail around the crater and you can hike down into the crater (400 m in altitude) to the lake.

Quilotoa Lake

It is a very beautiful area, but it is a very difficult trip along the Quilotoa Loop to get there. It even seems that ‘Doing the Quilotoa Loop’ has become a thing to do just for the challenge, and it is challenging, but also well worth the trip. We arrived at Quilotoa with few problems, but the weather was miserable, so we decided not to stay extra days and to instead visit some of the smaller towns along the loop on our way back. Of course it is good that we wanted to do this as the transport options are so few that you don’t actually have a choice. We arrived in Zumbahua on Saturday morning with a few hours to kill before the only bus of the day returned to Latacunga and were lucky enough to find a lively market in full swing.

Quilotoa Loop Saturday Market 1

Food being cooked fresh at the market.

Quilotoa Loop Saturday Market 2Women in the traditional dress selling onions at the market.

Quilotoa Loop Saturday Market 3The animal section of the market. Many of these animals made the trip to their new home on either the roofs or under-carriages of buses.

Quilotoa Loop Saturday Market 4

llamas waiting to be sold.

 

Love, Lee + KB

 

Photo of the Week: Shaggy Donkey on Isla del Sol

•July 26, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Lake Titicaca is the world’s highest navigable lake in the world. It sits on the border between Peru and Bolivia and holds a deep significance to the Incan and Amayra people. One of the most important islands in the lake is Isla del Sol (or the Island of the Sun). It sits on the Bolivian side of the lake, and can be reached by ferry from Copacabana, Bolivia. We caught the ferry to the North side of the island and then walked across the island to catch the return ferry from the south side – on our walk we ran into this cutie…

Shaggy Donkey - Isla del Sol

Love, Lee + KB

Photo of the Week: Mountains in New Zealand

•July 19, 2013 • Leave a Comment

I’m not sure exactly where this mountain is or what it is called as the picture was taken from the car between Lake Tekapo and Mount Cook, but it was such a beautiful view on a beautiful day that I had to share it!

New Zealand Mountain

Love, Lee +KB

Photo Essay: Small Cars in Amsterdam

•July 16, 2013 • 2 Comments

I love small cars, and the small cars in Europe are cooler than the small cars of any other continent. In honour of this, a photo essay of small cars in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Small Car #2

Amsterdam Small Car #4

Amsterdam Small Car #1

Amsterdam Small Car #3

Amsterdam Small Car #5

Love, Lee + KB

Photo of the Week: Sibuan Island

•July 5, 2013 • 1 Comment

Sibuan is a very small island off Borneo near Semporna, Malaysia. There is excellent diving here, and beautiful beaches, however, they are building a resort hotel here, so unfortunately this paradise will not be paradise for much longer…

 

Sibuan Island

Love, Lee + KB

Photo of the Week: Paine Grande and Cuernos del Paine

•June 28, 2013 • Leave a Comment

The 5-day ‘W trek’ in Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia is consistently rated as one of the best hikes in the world. There are lodges available, but many people choose to camp (as you can see from the number of tents). This was the sunrise we were greeted to as we stepped out of our tent on our third day with Paine Grande in the front left and the Cuernos del Paine to the right.

Paine Grande y Cuernos del Paine

Love, Lee+KB