April 20, 2017: Before we will drive to Tokio to catch an airplane to the Netherlands we have been fortunate to be invited by Peter Ivy, a glassblower who makes beautiful pieces of functional art in his studio in Toyama.
“To walk nature is to witness a thousand miracles.” ~Mary Davis
November 29, 2016. We feel welcome, we feel safe, we are dazzled by all that is new to us. We make new friends, admire hellish-looking ponds, and have our first car accident in 13 years on the road.
When writing our last newsletter (you can sign up for it here) I was reminiscing about our 6-month stay in South Korea …
November 8, 2016: Our introduction to Japan: a colorful Kunchi Festival and a Land Cruiser get-together in the mountains.
August 28, 2016: The idea was a quick one-day visa run to Japan. It turned into a 24-hour trip, with enough challenges to fill a blog post and lots of opportunities to study every detail of the friendly, very quiet village of Hitakatsu.
August 14, 2016: We sought the Olympic spirit at Seoul’s Olympic Park but melted away in the heat, as we did anywhere else outside aircon spaces. From temples and tombs we moved to massive and fascinating museums.
Staying with indigenous people, welcomed in a workshop, invited to visit hatos and being part of one of the country’s biggest festivals. Yes, we like Venezuela.
When we were in Medellín we originally had the idea to directly return to Bogotá. Until we studied the map. “Why not take …
The 120-km-long Vía Auca goes deep into the Ecuadorian Amazon. We indadvertedly leave the main road and meet the Huoarani indigenous people.