The Cloud People
Ready to read a fun couple travel blog? Search no further. Jess and Jaime are wanderers that know how to travel! The best part of their blog are their pics! Check out their Mayan Ruin pics, they are spectacular!
To get to know these travelers a little better, Luci and I asked them a few questions:
1) How many counties have you been to between the both of you?
2) If you had to travel with someone else besides your travel partner, who would it be? (this person can be living, historical or mythical?.)
He Said: Marty McFly from Back to the Future as long as I get a hover-board as well.
She Said: Anthony Bourdain, just as long as he promised not to slaughter any animals on our trip.
3)What has been your favorite destination in your wanderings?
He said: Apart from Antigua and Guatemala in general, I definitely have a soft spot for Honduras having lived there for a while. I hope it can see some more prosperous times in the not too distant future. The people sure deserve them!
She said: I love so many different places, all for different reasons. My favorite beaches are those of Tulum and the cenotes there are breathtaking. I also love Antigua, Guatemala because that is where Jamie and I met and both lived. It’s nice to visit a place where you already have a ton of amazing friends.
4) If you had to eat one last meal, what/ where would you eat?
He said: Mum’s lasagna is pretty off the chain. But I’d probably have to say some Tasmanian oysters, freshly shucked, on the top of a mountain over-looking the ocean in the midday sun with a six-pack on ice.
She said: If it was my very last meal I would have to eat some sort of seafood and go against my vegetarianism. In saying that, spicy Tapado and many, many cold beers.
5)How do you pick the places you visit? Spontaneous vs. planned?
He said: We kind of pick an arrival city and a departure city and then fill in the gaps as we go, with only a very basic outline. We rely a lot on chatting to other travellers along the way, as well as getting some hot-tips from locals. We always like to throw in some volunteer work somewhere along the line and it is probably the most researched part of the trip. We want to make sure our efforts are going to the right causes.
She said: Of course we have to plan out the general location. Although a lot of our eventual travel path is altered by what we hear along the road. Sometimes recommendations from fellow like-minded travelers are the best way to go.
6) If you could solve one problem in the world what would it be?
He said: I agree with Jess on this one and would say education, and apply it not necessarily just to those living under poverty conditions but people all over the world. So many people in first-world countries have no idea about the conditions faced. Kids working in rubbish dumps, slave labour, etc. If people knew about things like this, they might be more inclined to take action, or even just more receptive and respectful of different cultures in their own homelands. I think its our job as travellers to try and educate people back home who choose not to travel.
She said: That’s a tough question. Unfortunately, humankind has so many problems that need to be resolved. A lack of quality education worldwide is something that desperately needs to be addressed. Education is the key to resolving many of our issues. Violence, hunger, poverty, hate and destruction are often rooted in ignorance and inaccurate knowledge.
She said: We never have really serious fights. I think every fight we’ve ever had has been over food. There was the great “Sushi Fiasco” in Argentina 2009. My side of the story: I had basically felt like shit ever since we had gotten into Argentina because while Jamie stuffed himself on everything steak related, I ate pizza or pasta. Basically a diet of cheese and bread. While said diet was delicious, it did nothing for me nutritiously and my breaking point was in Mendoza over eating carbs for the millionth time or switching it up for a nice Japanese treat. Jamie was adamantly against eating Japanese food because they had white table cloths and instead of voicing his opinion he grumbled and stormed off like a large Baby-Man. I blame my carb filled body for not dealing with the situation well and I’m still not sure what his excuse was :)
Ironically, we found an amazing veggie buffet in town the next day and had a romantic picnic at nearby park. Our lives really do revolve around food. Thank god we agree on where and what to eat 99.9% of the time.
He said: I agree it was definitely over the sushi. Other than that, I’m going to refuse comment after reading what Jess just wrote.
Thanks again to Jess and Jaime. Check out http://www.cloudpeopleadventures.com