We are an Aussie and a Colombian sharing stories and visual impressions as we wander the world. So far together, we’ve covered most of Latin America, a good chunk of Asia, and we’ve returned for a lengthy stay in Australia.
We started blogging from Buenos Aires in early 2010 and went on to spend nine months in Argentina. We worked as volunteers on organic farms, hung out with elephant seals and hiked our way through some incredible nature.
Then Kris went on solo for a month to Bolivia, satisfying her urge to explore high altitude deserts, while Andres reconnected with his family in Bogota.
Back together in Colombia we kicked off our time by spending a few months running a Hostel in the Amazon jungle, where we lived amongst a multi-ethnic indigenous community on the borders of Brazil and Peru.
We called Colombia home for over 6 months, in particular relishing the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea. Getting reacquainted with Andres’s country was a highlight for both of us and it was hard to say goodbye.
Kris then went on solo for two and half months for a whirlwind visit through Central America; wandering her way overland from Panama to Mexico and then on to Cuba, Canada and Japan. While Andres was getting his Asian kicks in Cambodia after a lengthy transit through Russia and Hong Kong.
Rejoining in Cambodia we travelled all the way South to the Cambodian coastline and overland to Vietnam. We took a month to reach the Vietnamese border in the North, tasting as much tasty street food as humanly possible, before moving on to China.
We spent two months calling the Yunnan Province home and stopped in to Thailand for some much craved island time before returning to Sydney. Now we are getting back to the reality of Aussie life and plan on sharing the beauty of the big island affectionately known as Oz!
Who are we
Kris is a graphic designer from Sydney, Australia, as well as a wannabe organic farmer. She is the directionless happy snapper that prefers to talk from the heart. Most of all, she enjoys sharing her photographic and emotional impressions as well as her life long travel addiction. Having visited over 60 countries Kris shows no signs of easing up any day soon.
A native of Bogota, Colombia, Andres studied in Australia and possesses a serious penchant for linguistics. It’s not every day you meet a Colombian that speaks Mandarin and Nepali. He has stepped back from contributing to the writing side of the blog for now but he relishes assuming the logistics role on the road and optimizing anything he can get his hands on.
We are both passionate about travel, even though our budget is limited, we’re determined to make the most of it. We try to see the hidden side of the obvious landmarks and stop long enough to get to know the character of a place.
We have no set standard on our approach to travel, camping on the side of the road is always an option, so is volunteer work and wwoofing. Our interests gravitate around natural sites, food indulgence, and shenanigans with friends.
We like to think we’re squeezing the most out of life. Neither of us want to be able to look backwards and say we haven’t followed our dreams, lived for the moment or died wondering. So far so good.
Why 2 sporks 1 cup?
The humble spork is our metaphor for travelling light in life – one utensil that contains a fork, a spoon and a knife, often used by thrifty campers. A cup denotes the greater meaning of life – full or empty, we’re sharing this one for now. If the name reminds you of anything else you might also realise we’ve got a distasteful sense of humour.
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Kris and Andres
Disclaimer: Any embellishments will be due to ‘enthusiasm surplus’, in no way should it be taken as a concious effort to capture your imagination.