So long South America – some parting observations

We’re really sad to be leaving South America. It’s been an amazing five months and, if it weren’t for Asian travels on the horizon we’d probably be pretty down about our departure. Truth be told, South America was never my first priority. When our timing for Asia didn’t match with the climate we needed to … Continue reading So long South America – some parting observations

Inappropriate use of sloths

There’s only so much cultural relativism that #teamsloth can stomach. Ecuador’s Shuar tribe definitely crosses the line of acceptability. One of the makers of Ecuador’s famous shrunken heads, the Shuar have evidently decided that killing each other for heads to shrink is no longer appropriate (so far so good). But they now just use sloths … Continue reading Inappropriate use of sloths