It has been almost a month since our last update, but the truth is that we have been quite busy and the internet connection has not been the best. Most recently, we spent a few weeks visiting Peru, and we loved it. We focused our visit on Cusco, Machu Picchu, Arequipa, and Mancora. Three very different destinations that are a good representation of the diversity of this country. Here’s a summary of our visit and our main recommendations:
We are currently one country down in our two-month, six-country trip. Due to its proximity to Chile, Bolivia was our first stop and also (probably) our shortest, as we spent a total of five days there.
Passports are all different and it’s no secret that some of them open more doors (or countries) than others. Henley & Partners, a consulting firm specializing in residence and citizenship planning, has recently released its Visa Restrictions Index for 2016, “a global ranking of countries according to the travel freedom that their citizens enjoy” in collaboration with the International Air Transport Association.
Latin America In Two Months. Sky high Andean cities, Caribbean beaches, rainforest villages, and more hours traveling by bus than I care to count. We’ve been ticking off the days for months now, and it’s finally almost here. On April 29th we will start our two month adventure through Latin America. To be fair, we are really only visiting six countries in Latin America, which is still probably a lot for two months, but we’re going for it. Starting as far south as Santiago, Chile (where we are currently living) and heading north until we reach Havana, Cuba. We’ll be sharing updates and pictures along the way here, so be sure to check back to see what we’re up to. But before it all starts, here is our (very) rough itinerary, plans, and expectations for the next two months.
Looking to move abroad but don’t know where yet? This might help shorten up your list.
The Institute for Economics and Peace (with headquarters in New York City, Sydney and Mexico) recently released their ninth edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI) report and its conclusions are not good. According to the IEP, the world is more dangerous now than it was 7 years ago.
Let me start off by saying Morocco is absolutely amazing. The first time I walked around the souks in Marrakech I felt like I was in “Aladdin” and loving every second of it. If you want to go somewhere where you can experience a totally different way of life (at least different from the western world), Morocco is a great place to start. The streets, the food, the way people dress… you probably won’t see much you recognize from your home country. While this is something most travelers crave, it doesn’t come without its challenges. Continue Reading “7 Things You Need To Know Before Visiting Morocco”
Pichilemu is about a 3 1/2 hour bus ride southwest of Santiago and is most famous for its world class surfing. If you’re in Chile and surf, want to learn, or just like watching, you’ll need to make a stop in Pichilemu. It’s an easy place to get stuck in with its beaches, seafood, and small coastal town vibe, but you can easily experience all Pichilemu has to offer in just two or three days if that’s all the time you have. We went for a weekend and managed to hit up all the must-see’s, do’s, and eat’s. Here are a few pointers to get the most out of your time in Pichilemu. Continue Reading “Pichilemu For The Weekend”
Whether you travel for work or pleasure, frequent travelers are always up to date on how to avoid mistakes other, less-seasoned travelers might have made. However, there are always new cool things coming up that ease the not-so-fun parts of traveling: packing, flight and hotel booking, and last-minute cancelled flights, among others. Continue Reading “5 Great Online Tools For Frequent Travelers”
[Pun definitely intended]
Ísland, in Icelandic, means “land of ice”. Which is why it makes sense that Ísland is called Iceland in English. However, it does not have the same name in Spanish, my mother tongue. We call it Islandia, which is just a “spanishification” (yes, I just made that word up) of the name, and means nothing. That’s why I decided to call it Hielolandia (in spanish: hielo=ice) since it definitely makes more sense. By the way, if you want to read this article in Spanish, just follow this link. Continue Reading “Iceland Is The Coolest Place I Have Ever Been”
Buenos Aires has been the best discovery so far from my year living in South America. And the best part is that it takes me less than two hours to get there from Santiago, Chile. And even with that, I have been there less times than I would like to. Continue Reading “Buenos Aires Is Just As I Expected It To Be”