WEAVING AND ORCHIDS IN GUALACEO So many of my favorite things, and so close to Cuenca, where I have my home base. I am a former weaver, spinner and natural dyer (even wrote a book, with dyed wool samples, mostly from the plants/weeds on my farm, pasted in it). But as a nomadic traveler, I … Continue reading ORCHIDS, WEAVING, GOURMET FOOD AND HIPPIE HEAVEN IN ECUADOR
The city of Cuenca, Ecuador is widely regarded as the most European city in the country of Ecuador due to its 16th and 17th century era Spanish colonial architecture resembling cities and architecture throughout Spain. The city of Cuenca is located in the highlands of Ecuador at about 8,200 feet above sea level, with an … Continue reading CUENCA, ECUADOR
Although I love my new home of Portland, Oregon, the weather is mostly cloudy and chilly rain, with what seemed like two weeks of warm and sunny summer weather. I was happy to use free air miles to travel to Ecuador, a country that I have longed to visit for years. Luckily, there are many … Continue reading QUITO, ECUADOR
After 7 years of traveling the world, being a solo nomad, I believe that I have grown enough to make sensible decisions, and I have found my new home. I left my organic farm in Wisconsin in 2010 and started my escape from my unhealthy past, studying community around the world, how people connect and … Continue reading I LOVE MY NEW HOME!
PACHAMAMA, NEGATIVE AND POSITIVE I waited a full month after leaving Pachamama Spiritual Community before writing this post. There was a lot to digest and appreciate in hindsight before I felt completely honest in my recollections of my experiences there. It took me the first two months to balance physically and emotionally in this challenging … Continue reading Leaving Pachamama; Arriving in Portland, Oregon
I traveled to Nicaragua last weekend to extend my Costa Rican Visa because I will be over the time limit of 90 days when I fly out of San Jose, Costa Rica to the U.S.on April 4th. I took a shuttle with several others from Pachamama to San Juan del Sur, which is a municipality … Continue reading San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua Visa Run
ARRIVAL I arrived at Pachamama Spiritual Community three and a half weeks ago. It is 500 Acres located in the jungles of Northwestern Costa Rica, near the Pacific coast beaches. There are approximately 200 people here, perhaps 90 to 100 residents, some of whom have lived here since Pachamama was first conceived. Three united spiritual … Continue reading LIFE IN PACHAMAMA COMMUNITY IN COSTA RICA