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Valle de Cocora: Hiking among Lofty Palm Trees

Salento is a small town in the middle of Colombia’s Zona Cafetera, the coffee region south of Medellin. It has a nice central square, colorful old buildings and a lively main street full of bars, restaurants, […]

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How Nicaragua Won Me Over

In Central America everybody is either traveling south or north on more or less the same Gringo Trail. Which makes it easy to catch up on stories and information on the countries we are heading to. Like […]

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How to Travel from Copan Ruinas to Santa Ana by Bus

The tourist shuttle from Copan Ruinas to Santa Ana in El Salvador costs around 40 USD per person. That’s maybe a good option if you’re short on time but an awful lot of money otherwise. […]

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Why Copán Ruinas Should Be on Your Itinerary

When travelling through Guatemala there’s hardly anyone talking about visiting the Mayan ruins of Copán in Honduras. Which is strange because with close proximity to the Guatemalan border they are easy to add to the itinerary. Maybe […]

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The Watery Wonders of Semuc Champey

Wherever you are in Guatemala you will hear other travellers raving about Semuc Champey. And they’re right. It’s a place of mesmerizing beauty in the highlands of Alta Verapaz. Semuc Champey is a natural limestone bridge […]

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Zipolite and Mazunte: Hippie Havens on the Pacific Coast

After two months of intense traveling, largely due to our migration from Asia to the Americas, we strongly crave some down time at the beach. We leave the churches, colonial buildings, chocolate and festivities of […]

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Celebrating Dia de los Muertos in Oaxaca

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Death, is a celebration (definitely not a mourning) where family and friends gather to remember and pray for their departed loved ones. People go to cemeteries to be […]

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Chocolate & Mezcal in Oaxaca de Juárez

Due to a delayed connecting flight and a few rigid US security officers we are about to miss our flight to our next adventure: Mexico. Luckily that flight is delayed as well and we arrive as planned in Mexico City. […]

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Trekking to the Hill Tribes of Kalaw and Hsipaw

When it comes to trekking in Myanmar, the areas around Kalaw and Hsipaw are the easiest accessible and therefore the most popular. Now don’t think of any high altitude treks like in Nepal. Sure, Myanmar […]

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Riding the Backroads of the Mekong Delta

The main purpose of our visit to Vietnam is exploring the Mekong Delta. Now finding a tour to the Mekong Delta isn’t particularly difficult. About every man and his dog run a travel agency in […]

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