A Little Life Lesson on the Tour Bus

So my husband and I find ourselves on a China tour with 24 others, all strangers to us when the tour starts. This is a rare experience for us; we usually arrange our travel on our own and at most sign up for a day tour of a specific place. We thought, however, that China would be…

Coming Back Home

I just experienced the longest vacation of my life–20 days in South America and two more at my sister’s in California on the way home. I swam with sea lions and penguins, saw an enormous number of birds and colorful fish, spent a week on a boat, visited a program designed to support children living in…

à propos el guagua

So here I am in Quito, busy adjusting to the altitude and walking my feet off around the historic Old Town. I’m not going to write a lot about that here—this isn’t a travel blog (just in case you were wondering). Instead, I wanted to tell you about un refrán (a saying) I learned today…