Our Next Adventure

WhereisNoodle.com is departing on their next adventure in November 2020.  But no need to book a flight for this one (good thing, given Coronavirus!)  … On March 9th, we not only got to celebrate 5 years of being legally married, but Sarah found out something else that morning. Somehow she managed to go to work and waited until…

Rainbow Mountain

On the last morning, Thomas and Eitan left at 4:00 am for the Rainbow Mountain tour.  It was a few hour drive on a very bumpy road until we stopped at a little hut in the middle of nowhere for breakfast. After some oatmeal and fruit, we continue for about an hour until we got …

The Incan Sacred Valley: Part 2

Our second day in the Sacred Valley started with a visit to Pisac, which is perhaps best known for its Incan ruins, known as Inca Písac, which is atop a hill at the entrance to the valley. After we parked, Thomas could not control his souvenir shopping urge once again… The Inca constructed agricultural terraces…

The Incan Sacred Valley: Part 1

The Sacred Valley is a region in Peru’s Andean highlands. Along with the nearby town of Cusco and the ancient city of Machu Picchu, it formed the heart of the Inca Empire. Stretching roughly 60 kilometers, it’s an area of fertile farmland and Spanish colonial villages like Pisac and Ollantaytambo. We rented a private driver/tour-guide…

Cusco – The Inca Legacy

Cusco was our base during our Sacred Valley expedition. The following blog includes the rest of the time in Cusco after coming back from visiting the surrounding sights. The festivities continued in Cusco. There were people dancing every single minute for days! Such an incredible sight to see. After walking around the town a little…

Cusco – The Search For Baby Llamas

It’s been a while since we came back from Peru, but I finally got some time to work on the blog! We arrived in Lima to just spend the night and meet up with Hanna and Thomas who were brave to join us on this very packed itinerary. We did have a sightseeing day in…

Bogota

Many people warned us that we should not visit Bogota, but we still wanted to give it a chance and see for ourselves. We arrived at night and went straight to the famous restaurant Andres Carne De Res, this craziness of restaurant inspired by Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy, where each floor is uniquely decored from…

Wax Palms – The Valle De Cocora

One of the most beautiful activities you can do in Colombia is the hike around the Cocora Valley. In order to get to the Valley area, travelers meet in the main plaza to jump into a jeep for a bumpy ride! This is Colombia, so seatbelts are not required! The ride is about 30 minutes…

Salento And The Coffee Farms

And here we go to the next Colombian stop. The town in Salento, located at the famous coffee region of Colombia. Unfortunately, there was a storm happening and the plane deviated 20 minutes before landing. We ended landing in Bogota!!! but after a couple hours waiting at the terminal, we were in the air again…

San Bernardo Islands And The Floating Hostel

We continue the  Colombian adventure with a trip to the San Bernardo Islands, located at the Gulf of Morrosquillo in the Caribbean sea. We walked from the Cartagena hotel to the marina area, where a fast boat takes you on a 3-hour ride to these islands. We passed several other amazing paradisiac islands. We finally…

Cartagena de Indias

After the bachelor party, I took a flight to the city of Cartagena. A major port founded in 1533, located on the northern coast of Colombia in the Caribbean Coast Region I went to the hotel where Sarah was already waiting, as she arrived the day before with Erin and Jen.  We were happy to see…

Medellin – The Escobar Story

If you heard of Pablo Escobar, if you watched the Netflix show “Nacros”, or if you want to learn about the bloody chapter in Colombia’s history, this will be a post you might enjoy reading. This is a very controversial topic, and many people are against this type of tourism in Colombia (for a good…

Medellin – The Other Side

The city of Medellín, located in north-central Colombia, has an inspirational story. Only two decades removed from the height of its notoriously violent past with Pablo Escobar and the cartels, it is now considered to be one of the safest big cities in Latin America, with character, nightlife and public art that any urban area…

Guatape – The Most Colourful Town In Colombia

We visited the beautiful country of Colombia (not Columbia, the place in the U.S.) back in October but never got to write about it in the blog! So this is our first post. Eitan went to a bachelor party in Colombia with his friends and Sarah was able to join him after to travel around…

The Mayans – Palenque Chapter

On the last day of our Chiapas adventure, we visited the Mayan ruins of Palenque.  Our hotel was a short car ride to the entrance of the ruins. Our driver, Abel, dropped us off and waited on the parking lot until we were done. A prime example of a Mayan sanctuary of the classical period,…

The Mayans – Tonina Chapter

There are dozens of Mayan archaeological sites in Chiapas, some are still undiscovered and some have just been recently opened to the public (and tourists do not visit them much). One of these hidden gems is the Mayan city of Tonina, about 13 Km east of the town of Ocosingo. The site includes several temple-pyramids…

The Waterfalls: Misol Ha & Agua Azul

Close to the Lacandon jungle and the Usumacinta River, which divides Mexico and Guatemala, dozens of waterfalls are part of the landscape. The drive from San Cristobal de Las Casas to Palenque takes about 5 hours of very windy roads through the jungle. Every single person, we talked to recommended that we do not drive…

San Juan Chamula y Zinacantan

We continue our adventure in Chiapas with a day trip to the indigenous communities of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan. Our driver Abel picked us up from the hotel and we drove for about an hour to the town of Zinacantan. The town was once full of these mud houses, but slowly they have been…

The Wildflowers

After looking at one Facebook post about a rare bloom of wildflowers in Lake Elsinore, we had to go see it! We had a very wet winter in Southern California that created  this scenery that was so stunning it  stopped  traffic. We started our day early, but not early enough to avoid the crowds that…

Sumidero Canyon

On the second day, our driver Abel picked us up at 4:00 am from our hotel to drive us for 2.5 hours to our first stop of the day, the Sima De Las Cotorras. This place is  a sinkhole located in the El Ocote Biosphere Reserve. It is one of a number of sinkholes in…

San Cristobal De Las Casas: Part 2

We continue our Chiapas adventure with the second part of San Cristobal De Las Casas Sightseeing. We had a delicious breakfast at the hotel before embarking on our last day at this beautiful town. We walked to the main church in the town. The Guadalupe Church was built on top of the hill in 1834….

San Cristobal De Las Casas: Part 1

Hello our dear 3 readers,  we took a break from the blog but now we are back with full force ready to report on trips to Iceland, Mexico, and Nashville.  Let’s start with our most recent trip to the state of Chiapas in the south-east part of Mexico.  We needed to go to Mexico City…

NOLA – The Beginnings

We took a quick Uber to the pier to take the Creole Queen, a 1000 passenger paddlewheeler riverboat operating out of the Port Of New Orleans.  She is 190 feet (57 meters) long and 40 feet (12 meters) wide. She has three decks, two of which house three dining and banquet rooms and a third…

NOLA – Voodo and Bourbon

For most people, Labor Day means two things: a day off and a chance to say goodbye to the summer. But why is it called Labor Day? Labor Day is a day set aside to pay tribute to working men and women; it honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made…

Albuquerque

Our last day in New Mexico was a quick one, partly because we did not have a lot of time until we needed to go to the airport, but mostly because there is nothing to do there anyway. Although it is the largest city in the state, Albuquerque is often overshadowed as a tourist destination…

Tent Rocks

When we travel to a city, we try to find a nice outdoors activity for a day.  This country offers so much beautiful natural landscapes, mostly unknown, that would be a shame to miss out. We drove a couple hours to the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. A remarkable outdoor laboratory, offering an opportunity to…

Oslo

We continued our day in Oslo with a visit to the very under-the-radar National Museum. But this museum houses no less than the second most famous painting after the Mona Lisa.  You know which one it is?? The Scream!! by Edvard Munch is here. The painting had a couple people looking at it, which was…

The Vikings

We finally arrived in Oslo, our last destination for our Scandinavia trip! The hotel we stayed at was fully automated, which was something we have never seen. You get your room cards from those kiosks! The room was really nice for our standards, we were exhausted from the Fjords day  but were still a bit…

The Fjords

Today we travel from Bergen to Oslo passing through the Fjords, one of the world’s natural wonders. Most tourists choose to travel this route using the very well known “Norway In A Nutshell” tour, which is more like a package of pre-booked public transportation tickets. This tour package comes with a cost premium, so with…

Happy Constitution Day, Bergen!!!

Our flight to Bergen arrived really late, but we were still able to see the mighty Norwegian Fjords from the air. We were so lucky to choose the hostel right above the loudest hostel in the city so since we couldn’t sleep we walked around to see the excitement but didn’t last long because we…

Stockholm Part 3: Opa Gamla Stan!

On the third day in the beautiful city of Stockholm, we woke up early to visit the palace located in the old town, also known as Gamla Stan. The old town was a few minutes walk from our hotel, passing by beautiful old cobblestone  streets. We arrived at the Royal Palace and started our visit…

Stockholm Part 2: The Vasa and Beyond

And we are off with the second day in Stockholm waking up early to take one of the ferries to the museum island (Durjgarden). We decided to only take a One-Way ticket and walk back. The ride takes about 15 minutes of pure pleasure while we navigated the channels on this beautiful day. Our first…

Hallå Stockholm

Hello again, our dear readers. We just came back from a fantastic 2 week trip to Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. We are going to start the blog with Stockholm as the photos from Iceland still need some post-processing work. Here we go!! We took a very early flight from Reykjavik to Stockholm that arrived around…

I Want That Pottery

I finally had some time to continue with the New Mexico blog posts: Santa Fe. We woke up early to be able to visit the Native American bazzar of handcrafts that they set outside the Palace of the Governors. While Eitan awkardly stood there for 20 minutes, Sarah went to each individual seller to find…

Trippy Santa Fe

We decided to take a quick getaway to New Mexico for presidents day weekend! We got a promo deal while opening the Southwest Credit card where they gave us the companion pass for FREE!! This means that we can go anywhere Southwest airlines fly to, and get another person for free; which means we can…

The Life Outside The Strip: Red Rocks

On our last day (or what we thought was going to be our last day) we stopped on the famous Las Vegas billboard sign. There was a huuuge line to get a picture of it, but if you go to the side and you don’t mind that the sign is not perfectly centered, then you can avoid…

Eitan FOMO: Hoover Dam Edition

We planned for an early morning to beat the crowds at the Hoover Dam, but we made the costly mistake of stopping in a crowded restaurant on our way. Breakfast took 2 hours, so by the time we got close to the Dam, this was the traffic…. After a security check (after 9/11 they increased…

Where The Lights Go To Die

We started our morning with healthy fried chicken for breakfast in one of the restaurants in our hotel. It was delicious! We purchased tickets in advance for the Neon Museum,.Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and…

San Diego To Las Vegas

For the week before NYE we decided to take a short trip to Las Vegas, which is about 5.5 hours away from San Diego. We are not the party animals we used to never be, or even like gambling. This trip objective was to explore what Las Vegas has to offer besides the typical activities…

Sarah & Wine – Willamette Valley Edition

Sarah was really patient with me when I decided to visit almost all the national parks in Oregon, in exchange I insisted  on treating her to get to spend the last day in the wine region. We were flying that night, but we had all day to drink wine! We drove towards the Valley and…