Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
USA vs. Ghana in Natal, Brazil

6:30AM – Leave our apartment in Paulista, just north of Recife proper. 7:00AM 7:20AM – Pick up our new friend Eric in historic Olinda, about 8 miles south of Paulista. 7:20AM to 11:15AM – Driving, driving, driving northward to Natal, blasting our “American Music” playlist the whole time. CCR, Skynyrd, the Boss, Nelly, Tom Petty, … Read more

Cheers and Chants

Last Saturday marked six years since the day of our wedding. Our plans for celebration were loose at best, being generally outlined as ‘have a great day’, ‘go do stuff in São Paulo’, and ‘eat and drink whatever we want’. Well, not to brag, but we totally nailed it. After taking the dogs out to … Read more

Amador Causeway

August 26th, 2013 | Posted by Ian in Panama | Sports | The Places We've Been | Video - (1 Comments)
Amador Causeway with Panama City in the background

Jutting six kilometers into the Pacific Ocean, the Amador Causeway is situated at the southwest tip of Panama City. Built from rocks excavated during the creation of the Panama Canal, the structure connects the mainland with four small islands via a two-lane road. Its original purpose was as a breakwater to protect the entrance to … Read more

El Indio Bárbaro

Joel told us about Sambo Creek’s upcoming feria while we were chatting after our Pico Bonito hike. We’d heard about La Ceiba’s carnival, an annual event held in May that brings hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, often tripling the population of the city during the festivities, but with our June arrival just days … Read more

Amazing Cloud at the South End

The Team: Jaguares de Chiapas (Chiapas Jaguars) The League: Liga MX, the 18 team, top-tier league of Mexico’s 4 division fútbol system The Cost: Tickets, which can be purchased at the sales window at the stadium, range from 50 pesos each ($4 USD) for seats behind the goal line to 1,000 pesos each ($80 USD) for suites. We paid … Read more


The Team: Oaxaca Guerreros The League: LMB (Liga Mexicana de Béisbol), a 16 team league in the Minor League Baseball system known as the Mexican League by Major League Baseball The Baseball: Though described by MLB as a “triple-A level” league, what we saw in an admittedly small sample size of one game was probably closer to … Read more