Photo of The Day #64, #NomadicTexan

Last march Kim and I had the pleasure of visiting Cuenca Ecuador. Kim had never been and wanted to see why I was so excited and in love with Cuenca. We stayed at the Casa Ordonez, run and managed by Alberto Ordonez. Alberto is a master of great customer service and he is like family to me now. He always has time to help, regardless of his schedule and he knows everybody in the entire town I think.


Earl and Max who Made Our Tours Great!

Earl and Max, Who Made Our Tours Great!


Kim and I wanted to see Ingapirca, the Incan Ruins site. Alberto mentioned that a couple of gentlemen staying at the Casa were going and might just allow us to tag along. We met them in the lobby the next morning and they agreed to let us go with them. It helped us both reduce the cost of the tour. What we did not know was how entertaining and friendly these two would be. We thoroughly enjoyed their company and communicate back and forth now.



We visited El Chorro waterfall one day and a debate, lesson or discussion broke out about bamboo between Max and Kim. It was hilarious to me and I caught a portion of it on video. Hope you enjoy and thanks Earl and Max for letting us tag along. We had a blast with you guys!

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6 responses to “Photo of The Day #64, #NomadicTexan”

  1. As usual, very inspiring to read your blogs n ur adventure photos. I wonder sometimes how do you manage sponsors? I have started traveling n writing of late, so was curious. Do check my travel blogs at

    • NOMADICTEXAN says:

      It takes time and energy mixed with luck. Sometimes you have to be in the right place at the right time. Normally sponsors attend travel conferences and you work to visit with them and gain their trust. There are also many travel groups on the various social media platforms that can help you. Thanks.

  2. Mike, having followed your adventures in Cuenca, I’d really like to visit there some day. Another travel blogger I met in Chiang Mai, Thailand is actually living there now. I’ve traveled in Argentina, Chile and Peru and studied and lived in Colombia, but I’ve never made it to Ecuador. I’m hoping to remedy that omission in the not to distant future.

    • NOMADICTEXAN says:

      Glad you are up and around again. My wife and I love it and will go back. It uses the US dollar so there isn’t any thought with transactions (easy on us Boomers). Ha! The various fruits and veggies are fantastic and it has such a plethora of diverse geography. Hope you make it.

  3. Earl Gallaway says:

    Love the video! After 27 years of knowing him, Max continues to amaze me with the amount of minute details he knows/remembers about all sorts of things. Thanks for catching “Professor Max” in the act!

    Earl G

    • NOMADICTEXAN says:

      I was enthralled with Professor Max. I was very glad I caught his spiel on Bamboo. He kept talking about the various traits and styles. I was amazed that anyone would retain that type of plant knowledge and be able to discuss it at such an educated level. I was more than impressed. I hope he liked the video also! Take care of yourselves and please make sure you keep us in the loop with any permanent changes y’all might make!

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