Monday, December 26, 2011

Feliz Navidad y Prospero Ano Nuevo

Merry Christmas! and

Happy Summer Solstice??!

Yup... that's what it's like here on the other side of the equator!

This year we are spending our holidays in Cuzco, Peru. Although we are away from our family and friends, we have found love and gratitude here in this beautiful landscape. So here is our holiday greeting!

If you've been following our blog you may know of some of our adventures, but in these most recent weeks we have news! I have completed a yoga teacher training program and am now certified! Xylia did a solo week of volunteering for a weaving collective while staying with an indigenous Quechwa family and learning their weaving techniques. Michael has been working on a local trail guide book, with trails that link Cuzco with parts of the Sacred Valley. (blog posts to come!)

So as we have settled into our little life here in the “Navel of the World” we are also looking at moving on. In early January we will fill our packs again and move South with our sights set on Ushuaia, the southernmost city on the continent! It's a bitter sweet reality, the travel life...just when you're comfortable and making friends, it's time to go! But such is life: temporal and fleeting!

So holiday cheer to you all from us down here! We love you all and miss you! And this holiday season marks our half way point!



  1. So true is life. Temporal and fleeting. Only can grasp the moments and then they are gone. Tuan:)

  2. Pilar! Its great to see u guys are all in unity and at peace... Many good thoughts and blessings go out to u and yours! XOX, Viviana Plazola

  3. OMG - this was just perfect to open and read today. miss you guys so much!!!! thank you for being you. you are all such inspiration to us all!