Nicaragua

Trips from Hell, aka bus rides in Central America

Trips from Hell, aka bus rides in Central America

Bus rides in Central America can be challenging. There is no end to how uncomfortable they can be. Although I must admit they can also be a lot of fun, as one gets to meet other backpackers, share tips and stories. Getting to Copan Ruinas, Honduras, from Flores, Guatemala, was a really long trip that tested my spirit for adventure, […]

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Speaking Spanish in Latin America

Speaking Spanish in Latin America

Latin America is incredibly easy, I must admit. Talking to people is fairly easy too. With a few exceptions that only confirm the rule, people are truly friendly. At times shy, yet friendly and ready to help if you need a hand. A lady followed me around in Ipiales, Colombia, after she realised I did not […]

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How To Cross The Border In Latin America

How To Cross The Border In Latin America

A gap year in Latin America is most travellers’ dream. Many embark on a trip entailing long haul flights and several border crossings, and being aware of the border crossing requirements and the possible scams can help backpackers save a lot of time – not to mention a few bucks. Here are a few questions, answered for you on […]

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