As of January 27, we’ve been in South America for three months! That’s about 1/3 of the total time we’ll be down here (assuming money lasts) so it’s quite a milestone. Sometimes I feel like we’ve been on the road forever and other times it feels like it was just yesterday we landed in Medellin.
To celebrate our 1/3-iversary, let’s list some fun stats!
Days in South America: 95
Dollars Spent (not including flight): $3005
Countries Visited: 3
Books Read: 8 (Carrie), 7 (Zach)
Number of Laundromat Visits (not including hand-washing): 3
Bacterial Infections: 1 each
Things We’ve Lost
iPhone (Carrie)…The Infamous Bird Poop Incident
Water bottle (Zach)…just left it at a Couchsurfer’s house
Glasses (Carrie)…stupid lake
Sunglasses (Zach)…stupid ocean
2 rings (Carrie)…two separate places
1 shirt (Carrie)…I think this girl on our first WWOOF farm thought it was hers because she always wore orange!
Dr. Bronners soap (Zach)…”It’ll turn up!” he says
And now, since it is Awards Season, we hereby present to you….
The 1/3-iversary Superlatives…a.k.a. the Best Of “So Far”
Favorite Food: ceviche (Zach), llapingachos (Carrie)
Favorite Beverage: Colombian coffee
Most Missed Food: Graeter’s ice cream and peanut butter (Carrie), Mexican food and cheddar cheese (Zach)
Most Missed Event: holidays at home
Most Missed Activities: watching Oscar films (Carrie), cooking/baking, snowboarding
Most Annoying Phenomenon: loud music and movies on buses
Favorite Activity: The Inca Trail
Nicest People: Colombians
Favorite City: Cuzco
Most Times We Said “What a Crazy Place!”: Huacachina
Best Beach: Canoa
Best Shopping: Otavalo
Best Person We’ve Met: Oso the dog
Scariest/Coolest Experience: the eruption of Tungurahua Volcano
Most Authentic Cultural Experience/Cutest Kids and Puppies: WWOOFing at Finca Campo Bello
Biggest Party/Least Authentic Cultural Experience: Loki Hostel
Biggest Personal Changes: dreadlocks and eating meat (Carrie), actually speaking a second language (Zach)
Favorite Country Overall: Ecuador
Goals for the Next 2/3rds of the Journey
1. Save money and get ahead on our budget in Bolivia!
2. Find a WWOOF experience where we actually get to farm!
3. Do more filming!
4. Improve our Spanish!
I know, I know, we really need to stop losing things and wash our clothes more! Do you like this silly little superlative round-up? Should we do one again after 2/3rds?