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Month: October 2018

Hiking El Cocuy National Park – Finding our Happy Place in the Andes

Hiking El Cocuy National Park – Finding our Happy Place in the Andes

It was cold when we awoke, the sun still hiding behind the horizon.  We sleepily huddled over the small flame of our propane stove as we waited for the water to come to boil promising bitter coffee and warmed hands.  Faces chapped, noses bright red, breath fogging up in front of our faces as we puffed into cupped hands.   It had never felt so good to be cold.   Morning chill in El Cocuy Mountains are part of our souls.  One…

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Adios Mexico (Yucatan) – Does this mean there won’t be any more tacos?!

Adios Mexico (Yucatan) – Does this mean there won’t be any more tacos?!

Palenque was technically the final stop on our loop through the Mexican state of Chiapas.  A rather hip little city best known for the impressive Mayan ruins on the outskirts of town. We camped at a hotel on the outskirts of town and spent the first full day there fumigating the camper.  Because TICKS!  Marley, running through the jungle with hopeless abandon, sheer unadulterated joy, had picked up a whole mess of unwanted guests.  We had used the standard anti-tick…

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