Travel in Latin America

Isla Mujeres “Island Of Women” -- Cancun Friend
If you are planning a vacation trip to Cancun, hop the ferry across the bay to the small finger-shaped Isla Mujeres. The name means “Island of Women” and there are a number of theories as to how ...

Re: I am American teaching English to Mexicans in Mexico. Does anyone know why teachers cannot keep -- Lilian
You might have to target person who will be leaving Mexico to study in a English speaking country. All the best

Best Places For A Secluded & Romantic Island Honeymoon Vacation in the Caribbean -- Susanna Miles
The Secret To a Secluded Honeymoon in the Caribbean. The options for a secluded & romantic Island honeymoon vacation in the Caribbean are rich in romance, adventure, and natural beauty. With so many ...

Do You Need To Speak Very Good Spanish To Travel In South America? -- Maggy Bis
Heaps of individuals who desire to travel stay clear of going to South America simply because they fear they won’t be in position to communicate. They are equally right and wrong. They are wrong, ...

Everyday Spanish For Your Next Vacation To Mexico -- Chickie Maxwell
Let's face it, there are a lot of spanish software programs, online spanish programs, and spanish download programs available for the consumer to choose from. We must look at the qualifications ...

The Origin Of Spanish Language In South America -- Maggy Bis
When you learn about language it is generally a good plan to understand the background of this language. It can provide exciting facts that can make studying process much more interesting. Your ...

How to Teach English in Mexico in the Summer -- Christy Bowles
With its beautiful colonial cities, stunning beaches, and fascinating indigenous communities, Mexico is an ideal place to spend a summer break. Many students and teachers travel to Mexico to study ...

Grenada, Nicaragua Hotels -- Ken Macdonald
The Nicaraguan city of Granada is located on the shores of Lake Nicaragua, also known as Lake Cocibolca. It lies 29 miles from the national capital, Managua, and is a 45-minute drive from Managua ...

Where Is the Bermuda Triangle Located? -- Collaborator
Imagine crossing a large, open section of ocean where strange things happen and ships disappear without a trace. Now imagine that there are no markings and no natural borders to let travelers know ...

The History of Mexican Fiesta -- Amy Jorgensen
The word "fiesta" is of Spanish origin and is an integral part of the Spanish culture and heritage. Fiestas aren't just a specialty of Spain but are celebrated in all the major Spanish-speaking ...

Youth Hostels in Montevideo, Uruguay -- David James
Uruguay's capital, Montevideo, sits at the mouth of the Plata river, about 130 miles east of Buenos Aires. The Old City or Ciudad Viejos, with its colonial architecture, cathedrals, museums and ...

How to Dress for Uruguay -- Collaborator
Traveling in Uruguay can be a lot of fun, especially if you know how to dress for the climate. With a little bit of research, you can rest assured that you'll be properly dressed for a trip to ...

How to Buy Land in Uruguay -- Collaborator
Uruguay is quickly becoming one of the foreign investment hotspots of South America. The rich tracts of property, both coastal and country (and everything in between), combined with Uruguay's ...

Getting Around in Argentina: Transportation Tips -- Jessica Ackerman
If you're planning a trip to Argentina, it's important to start thinking about how you'll get around once you've arrived. It's also essential to plan what mode of travel ...

How to Travel to Ecuador Safely -- Erin Schreiner
The natural beauty and temperate climate of Ecuador makes it a popular South American tourist destination. While many travel to Ecuador and back without incident, there are risks that you must keep ...

How to Dress for Ecuador -- Collaborator
The style of dress in Ecuador is not much different from that of the United States. Name brands, t-shirts, ball caps and jeans are all very popular. Overall, how you dress for a trip to Ecuador will ...

How to Travel to the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador -- Suzanna Hulmes
Travelers can visit the Galapagos Islands by first traveling to Ecuador. The Galapagos Islands are situated 1,000 kilometers from the mainland of Ecuador, in South America. According to Lonely ...

Ecuador Travel Facts -- J. Clark
Ecuador may be small---approximately the size of Colorado---but it makes for a variety-filled vacation option. "Nowhere else on earth will you find so much natural diversity--and all the fun that ...

Travel in Ecuador -- Shannon M. Beck
Ecuador is a beautiful and diverse South American country that appeals to many groups of travelers. While it is the second smallest country on the continent, it still manages to contain within its ...

Rainforest Tours of Ecuador -- Lester L'Fayette
Ecuador has really caught on with tourists as the destination for those seeking an abundance of beautiful scenery and no shortage of adventure. While tour packages are available to suit just about ...

Ecuador Travel Warnings -- Kimberly Dyke
According to the U.S. State Department, violent crime in Ecuador is commonplace and increasing. In 2009, an American citizen was kidnapped and held for ransom and at least 11 others were kidnapped ...

Facts About Maracaibo Venezuela -- Abigail Raney
Maracaibo is the second-largest city in Venezuela. It is located in western Venezuela, part of the state of Zulia, on the banks of Lake Maracaibo. One of Columbus' sailors, Alonso de Ojeda, first ...

How to Dress for Venezuela -- Collaborator
Venezuela is a tropical climate located along the equator, which allows the area to have consistent weather year round. The country is located along the Caribbean Sea on the northern coast of South ...

How to Visit the Bolivian Salt Flats -- Katie L. Norton
The Bolivian Salt Flats (Salar de Uyuni) are vast plains of level earth covered with a thick residue of gray-white salt, the vestige of an ancient inland lake. The world’s largest salt flats, they ...

How to Dress for Bolivia -- Collaborator
Bolivia is a country diverse in climate, ecology and culture, which can make choosing how to dress a bit difficult. What you choose to wear may change day by day, as you travel from city to pueblo, ...

About Cochabamba, Bolivia -- Sally Hansley Odum
Known as the "City of Eternal Spring," Cochabamba offers something for everyone. Cochabamba is often referred to by locals as Chocabambinos. It is the third largest city in Bolivia. Facts Situated in ...

Activities in Santa Cruz, Bolivia -- Ana Cassis
Santa Cruz is the Eastern Andean county of Bolivia in South America. This county is the largest of Bolivia's nine counties, occupying almost half of the country's territory. It borders ...

Things to Do in Bolivia -- Kent Ninomiya
Bolivia is a landlocked country in South America bordered by Brazil, Peru, Chile, Paraguay and Argentina. Much of the country is at high elevation. The capital of La Paz is at an altitude of nearly ...

Sightseeing in Santa Cruz Bolivia -- J. Clark
Santa Cruz is both the largest city and the largest department (state) in Bolivia, offering a diverse selection of sightseeing opportunities from urban plazas and museums to lush rain forests and ...

A Better Understanding of Ecuador's Indigenous Groups -- Kenneth M Ingraham
When you take Spanish classes in Quito, immersing yourself in the country's culture, food and residents is a big part of the overall experience. Before you attend language school in Ecuador, be ...

Argentine Culture: Styles of Tango Dancing -- Kenneth M Ingraham
As you spend time in Spanish language school in Argentina, you will quickly find that dance and music are both quite important to the culture. You can learn a lot about a country by paying attention ...

Mexico's Best City to Vacation, Live and Work -- Larry M. Lynch
So, you genuinely feel you'd like an adventure living and working in a foreign country. You may like the idea of Mexico for the many conveniences and opportunities our south of the border ...

Teach English in Colombia: Grappling with Grammar, Gold, Guns, and Guayaba -- Larry M. Lynch
Americans avoid Colombia for good reasons. A virtual civil war has been waged for nearly 40 years. Rates of crime and violence are among the world's highest. And then there's the "drug ...

Hiking Opportunities in Bolivia -- Jessica Ackerman
If you're planning a trip to Bolivia, you've probably already heard or read about the plethora of good hiking and trekking opportunities that await you. Hiking, trekking and mountaineering ...

How to Find Rio de Janeiro's Best Tourist Spots -- Isabel Prontes
Rio de Janeiro is one of the largest cities in Brazil, second only to Sao Paulo. With an exotic atmosphere, amazing beaches, and rich culture and history, Rio de Janeiro welcomes millions of tourists ...

How to Enjoy Rio de Janeiro for Free -- Sarah Dray
Rio de Janeiro is Brazil’s second largest city and the country’s main touristic destination because of its beaches, carnivals and Corcovado mountain, where the giant Christ statue is located. If ...

How to Celebrate Carnival in Rio de Janeiro -- Collaborator
Brazilians call Rio de Janeiro, Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvelous City) and with good reason. Breathtaking mountain vistas, lush tropical forests and world-famous beaches like Ipanema and Copacabana ...

How to Survive a Rainy Day in Rio de Janeiro -- Christine Meyer
It's raining in the Cidade Maravilhosa, and you're on vacation. No need to despair when beaches and major attractions are rained out. A little rainy weather doesn't mean the end of your ...

Things to See in La Paloma, Uruguay -- Matthew Huntington
La Paloma, Uruguay, is a seaside resort on the Atlantic Ocean with around 5,000 permanent residents. Approximately 150 miles from Montevideo, the town got its name, which means "the dove," from ...

Uruguay Business Etiquette -- Cate Rushton
Uruguay is a stable country with a strong middle class and a good place for foreigners to pursue business. According to the U.S. Department of State, "The investment climate is generally positive. ...

How to Teach English in Uruguay Full Time -- Leyla Norman
A few cities in South America are flooded with English teachers, but most of the rest of the continent is open for teaching. Uruguay has a history of fighting for freedom, and this country on the ...

How to Find a Nude Beach in Uruguay -- Collaborator
If you want to sunbathe or swim nude during your next visit to Uraguay, there is only one place to visit. Follow these steps. Playa Chihuahua is located 12 miles north of Punta del Este. A nearby ...

Facts About Uruguay Flowers -- Rebecca Jenkins
Uruguay is a tiny South American country bordered by Argentina on one side and Brazil on the other. Slightly bigger than the state of Florida, the country consists of flowing grasslands called the ...

How to Teach English in Uruguay -- Lane Cummings
Teaching English is a viable way to travel around the world and earn money as you do so. Teaching English in Uruguay is done either by getting your TEFL certificate (Teaching English as a Foreign ...

Cheap Hotels in Montevideo Uruguay -- Collaborator
A city rich in history and culture, surrounded by beautiful beaches, Montevideo is the capital and largest city of Uruguay. It is a lovely tourist destination and cheap accommodations are not hard to ...

Unique Things About Montevideo, Uruguay -- David Harris
Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, is a bustling, modern city that is also the nation's largest city. According to Lonely Planet, it stretches out for more than 12 miles from east to west. ...

Facts About Montevideo, Uruguay -- Jonathan Langsdorf
Montevideo, Uruguay, is a European-style city on the coast of South America between Brazil and Argentina. Visitors find the city charming and easy going. Geography Montevideo is located on the north ...

Tourism in Montevideo, Uruguay -- Nicole Vulcan
For a small country, beaches are big in Uruguay. The South American nation has more than 400 miles of coastline, according to the Uruguay Ministry of Tourism and Sports. Because of that, the sea ...

Boutique Hotels in Montevideo, Uruguay -- Meg Campbell
Montevideo is the capital of Uruguay and its largest city. The city's population is roughly 1.3 million, and it's home to a rich culture and a wide variety of historic architecture. ...

Hotels in Piriapolis, Uruguay -- Ines Romualdez
Piriapolis is a resort town that some say looks like Monaco at night. It is an hour's drive east of the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo and 30 minutes west of the better-known resort of Punta del ...

When to Travel to Peru -- Jenny Landis-Steward
Peru is a coastal, mountainous, jungle country of 30 million people and 11 UNESCO world heritage sites. From ancient Machu Picchu developed by the Incas to modern Lima, with its Spanish colonial ...

How to Dress for Peru -- Collaborator
Like all countries in the Andean region of South America, it can be a struggle to decide how to dress in Peru. The varying climates can be tricky to plan for and without preparation, you may find ...

Immunizations for Travel to Peru -- Paula Swenson
When traveling to Peru, many types of inoculations are recommended, but as of 2009, none are required. You should always check for the most current information when actually preparing for your trip ...

San Diego Cruises to Ensenada -- Amanda Parham
Ensenada, Mexico, is a popular cruise port located on the Baja California coast, 68 miles south of the United States border. Home to beautiful beaches, a blowhole that shoots water up to 60 feet in ...

How to Start a Small Business in Ensenada, Mexico -- Jennifer Moore
Starting a business in Ensenada Mexico is much like starting a business in the United States except for a few rules that differ. Most foreigners either register as a corporation or as a Limited ...

Tips for Safe Travel to Cabo San Lucas -- Wendy Rose Gould
Cabo San Lucas is a popular tourist destination in Los Cabos, Mexico. While the area is considered safe in well-traversed areas, there are naturally some safety precautions that all visitors should ...

Information About Cabo San Lucas, Mexico -- Chad Buleen
Cabo San Lucas is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mexico. This area has a mixture of beachside resort destinations, golf courses and restaurants. It is a tourist destination that is ...

How to Find Cheap Hotels In Cabo San Lucas -- Collaborator
If you're looking for a hot tourist attraction with a small town feel, Cabo San Lucas is the place for you! Located just east of Baja's southern tip, Cabo San Lucas boasts breath-taking ...

About Travel to Cabos San Lucas -- Robin Thornley
The overwhelming number of visitors to Los Cabos, the twin communities of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, arrive by air at the Los Cabos International Airport. However, there are more exotic ...

How to Cruise to Cabo San Lucas -- Jane Ellis
Thirty years ago, Cabo San Lucas, which is located on the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, was still a sleepy Mexican fishing village. Then over time American surfers and fishermen ...

Safety Travel Issues in Cabo San Lucas -- Kelly Taylor
Cabo San Lucas is a tourist destination in Mexico that has miles of white, sandy beaches, plentiful shopping and nightclubs for those who wish to party. Unfortunately, it has attained a reputation ...

Tourists Attractions in Havana, Cuba -- Gilberto Fuentes
Tourist attractions in Havana memorialize Cuba's history, culture and the nation's present politics, and they include the stately colonial architecture in Old Havana where ruins of city walls ...

How to Backpack Through Southern Brazil -- Collaborator
Rio de Janeiro generally gets most of the attention, but Brazil's southern region has its own unique culture and traditions that is vastly different from the frenzied carnivalesque atmosphere of ...

How to Take Your Pet to Brazil -- Tricia Chaves
Although Brazil doesn't have any exceptionally strict regulations for admitting your cat or dog into the country for your visit or move, there is a short window of time in which to gather all of ...

How to Dress for Brazil -- Collaborator
Brazil is hot and humid country with 19 major cities. Most of the population lives near the coast, which influences the way people in Brazil dress. If you'll be traveling to Brazil, there are a ...

How to Backpack Through Brazil -- Collaborator
The size of Brazil can be overwhelming when planning a backpacking trip across the country. Stretching from the Andes to the Atlantic and containing most of the Amazon rainforest, the mighty Iguacu ...

Brazil Travel Tips -- Marcus Verhaegh
Brazil is a Latin American travel destination that is full of amazing cities as well as the extraordinary Amazon. It is also a destination where you'll need to be prepared. Visas, multiple ...

How to Get Immunizations Needed Before Traveling to Brazil -- Collaborator
Brazil, the fifth largest country in the world, generally has high standards for public health. If you are traveling in the peak summer season, from November through March, expect it to be hot with a ...

How to Travel Through Brazil -- Collaborator
Brazil is a large country that requires adequate transportation to see everything it has to offer. There are a variety of options available to visitors traveling through the country. It is important ...

How to Travel Brazil With Kids -- Sarah Metzker Erdemir
Gorgeous beaches, breathtaking sunsets, virgin rainforests, and a thrilling nightlife make Brazil a wonderful tourist destination for couples. But what if you're going to Brazil with kids? Sao ...

How to Find an ESL Job in Latin America -- Collaborator
The market for ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers in Latin America is extremely active. Becoming an ESL teacher is a wonderful way to see the world and when armed with a few important tips, ...

How to Visit Rio De Janeiro -- James Scott Bankston
The name Rio de Janiero awakens in the mind images of sex, hedonism, sun-tanned bodies, carefree days and nights. And though there are some ugly realities in 21st century Rio, the traveler can still ...

Brazil Travel Safety -- Renee Redmond
Brazil is known for the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro, powdery white sand beaches and the festive, music-filled Carnival. Unfortunately, some of Brazil's biggest attractions draw an unsavory ...

Is it Safe to Travel in Brazil? -- Martha A. Brozyna
Like other Latin American countries, Brazil has a reputation as a dangerous destination for travelers. While often exaggerated, certain dangers exist, especially for the unwary. With the minimum of ...

Climbing and Hiking in Brazil -- Alyssa Davis
Many people immediately think of Brazil's warm and sunny beaches when planning a trip to the country. However, there are also much more adventurous and action-packed ways to experience your visit ...

Venezuela: Natural Attractions that Should Not be Missed -- Jessica Ackerman
If you’re lucky enough to be able to spend some time in Venezuela, it's an absolute must that you take in some of the beautiful natural sites and attractions. There are many scenic areas of ...

How to Avoid Being Robbed in South America -- Bretton Rodriguez
Every year hundreds of thousands of people travel to South America. They may not know it, but these people-tourists-are almost always immediately marked as targets. South America is an amazing place ...

How to Hitchhike in Latin America -- Collaborator
Hitchhiking is the budget traveler's answer to inexpensive travel. The opportunities for adventure and insight into the local culture are endless. However, when undertaking this in Latin America, ...

How to Tour South America for the Holidays -- Jennifer Hench
Travel to South America during the holidays is a more religious experience than travel during other times of the year. Traditional South Americans celebrate Christmas in a poetic and revered manner. ...

Issues in Latin American Countries -- Laurie Rappeport
If you plan to travel to Latin America, then take time to investigate the region's history, politics, economy and society. Once you have the data about the region, you will comprehend more of ...

How to Add an Infant to an American Airlines Ticket -- Vanessa Padgalskas
Traveling Internationally with an Infant on American Airlines Contact the reservations office to book an infant transatlantic/transpacific flight or flight to and from Latin America. You cannot book ...

The Cultural Differences in Latin American Families -- Althea Thompson
The term Latin American refers to people with Spanish heritage who have migrated to the United States of America. A 2010 study from Family and Consumer Sciences of Ohio State University states that ...

How to Travel to Colombia Safely -- Elizabeth Smith
Colombia, a country in the northern part of South America, has long been regarded as a dangerous country because of guerrilla warfare. In the past several years, however, rebel activity has been ...

How to Travel to Guatemala Safely -- Sophie Levant
Guatemala is home to a wealth of natural wonders, history and culture, making it a popular tourist destination. Yet it is not the easiest to navigate. According to the U.S. State Department, ...

How to Travel to Chile & Argentina -- Angela Johnson
Argentina and Chile are located on the southern tip of South America. The countries border each other with the Andes mountain range in between. Traveling to both countries in one trip is common ...

How to Get Immunizations for Colombia -- Collaborator
The U.S. government does not recommend travel to Colombia, but you may be required to visit for job-related or other reasons. There are rebellious and criminal factions in Bogata and other areas, ...

How to Teach English in Central America -- Collaborator
Ever dream of traveling to exotic places. Would you like to combine work and travel to have an extended trip. As a native speaker of English you are at a distinct advantage over others. English is a ...

Ecuador Travel Safety -- Evan Kubitschek
Ecuador is a generally safe country, but as with all countries, certain areas should be avoided by travelers. The country has many attractions for the savvy traveler, and those who stay aware of ...

How to Travel comfortably around South America -- Collaborator
From lush, tropical beaches to sky high, snow packed Andean peaks, South America remains a fairly remote destination for most travelers. This translates into the continent not being ruined by ...

Robbed in tricyclo Taxi in Tumbez Peru (+Ecuador & Brazil) -- Robin Hicking
Early in the morning, Dec. 2010, I hailed a tricyclo taxi to leave Tumbez Peru and return to Ecuador via the bus terminal. The driver kept vearing away from the direction of the bus terminal and I ...

The Festivals and Celebrations of Uruguay -- Alyssa Davis
If you are planning a trip to Uruguay, you'll find plenty of sights to see and things to do. Depending on when you plan your visit, you might also get to experience one or more of the ...

Costa Rica's Weather and Climate Variations -- Jessica Ackerman
Although the country of Costa Rica is small in terms of land mass, it has a lot of variation in terms of weather and climate. The country consists of several different regions where the climate is ...

The Traditions and Culture of Ecuador -- Jessica Ackerman
Culture and religion are two things that are very evident when you visit Ecuador. Culture, which is basically connected to religion, is very important to the people who live in this country. If you ...

Haiti - Facts & Figures! -- Alejandro Guevara Onofre
Welcome to Haiti-- The Black Pearl of the World! Geography The modern republic of Haiti and the Dominican Republic are located on the island of Hispaniola (Caribbean, Americas). Geographically, Haiti ...

Copan Honduras Offers An Archeological Treasure -- Jeremy C.
Copan Honduras is an archeological treasure located in the west of Honduras and bordering Guatemala. It is located in a fertile valley. The city has archeological sites that were built around the ...

The Mayan Ruins Speak Of A Great Civilization -- Jeremy C.
The Mayan civilization flourished in areas that are now part of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras for almost a thousand years starting from about 500 B.C. The Mayan ruins as we see them now ...

Inca Trail Ruins -- Thom Sanders
The Inca trail trek is becoming an increasingly popular choice for an activity holiday, but many people still wonder what the trail has to offer in addition to the fantastic scenery and the legendary ...

Cluster of cities in Brazil -- Aaron Parker
Brazil is the largest country in South America and takes pride in boasting world class landmarks. It is one of the top tourist destinations in Latin America. There is ample of things to see and ...

How to Get a Visa for Brazil Travel -- N. Martin
Ready for the beautiful beaches of Brazil and the gorgeous people on them? If you are planning to visit, you will need to first get a visa for Brazil. The process of getting a Brazil visa is very ...

My Journey to the Inca Trail -- Thom Sanders
There are a few things every mum wants to do. One is make sure your kids are healthy, happy and well educated. Two is to open their eyes to something different. And challenge yourself too. And three ...

Fun Activities in Pelourinho, Salvador da Bahia -- Travel Expert
Pelourinho is the name of Salvador da Bahia's old centre, in northeast Brazil. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its more than 800 restored colonial buildings and fabulous baroque ...

Visit Minca and the beautiful Sierra Nevada of Columbia -- Travel Expert
A mere 17 km (10.5 miles) from the coastal city and capital of the department of Magdalena, Santa Marta, is the seductive and enchanting town of Minca. Seductive, in that its temperature here in the ...

Candombe Music in Uruguay -- Travel Expert
A vivid account of Carnaval in Montevideo, Uruguay and the importance of Candombe music as a force of revolution and social unity in Uruguayan culture. Montevideo, Uruguay - It is the first night of ...

Explore the beautiful Galapagos Islands -- Travel Expert
An archipelago, the Galapagos Islands lie on the equator just west of the Ecuadorean coast. Most famous for Darwin's evolutionary studies, much of the islands' appeal to vacationers has grown ...

An Outdoor Adventure to Chapada Diamantina, Brazil -- Travel Expert
Whether you come from the National Park of Veadeiros in Goiás or from Salvador de Bahia, it is a long drive to the National Park of Chapada Diamantina; this beautiful region seemingly lies in the ...

Interesting Places to visit in Sergipe, Northeast Brazil -- Travel Expert
Sergipe is Brazil's smallest state but has a variety of interesting travel destinations. White beaches with dunes alternate with mangroves, rivers, mountains or waterfalls, and the state is home ...

What can you do in Buenos Aires -- Travel Expert
Buenos Aires is the home of Evita and the Tango, and has an infectious quality of life that will have you itching to go back. During my six months of travelling, this capital city was one of the few ...

A Fabulous Trip to Mendoza, Argentina -- Travel Expert
Argentina, one of the largest countries in South America, has plenty of wonderful landscapes, incredible natural parks and great options for the adventure tourist. It has really exceptionally natural ...

Most delicious Restaurants in Buenos Aires -- Travel Expert
You love pizza, pasta, beef, and empanadas. Ham and cheese is your new peanut butter and jelly. But you came to Buenos Aires because you love adventure, and your taste buds are no exception. Taste is ...

Valparaiso, a dreamlike destination -- Travel Expert
The bohemian port city of Valparaiso is the primary example of the term ‘vibrant’. The city boasts a master class of artistic finesse, both natural and man made, defined by the mass of brightly ...

Explore the gorgeous coasts of Puerto López, Ecuador -- Travel Expert
Located along La Ruta del Sol, Puerto López is about an hour away from Montañita. Getting to Puerto López To get there from Montañita, simply walk out to the bus stop in front of the town and ...

Brazil Travel Tips: Visiting Recife and Olinda -- Hortense Soulier
Beautiful but economically poor, the northern part of Brazil is a lesser known destination which is often kept off the tourist map. However, it is home to some historical and cultural treasures, as ...

Travel Tips to Visiting Cuenca - Equador -- Hortense Soulier
Third largest city in Ecuador and arguably the most attractive, the colonial town of Cuenca is a favorite destination among all travelers to Ecuador. With its old marble buildings, cobblestone ...

Brazil Vacations: Where to Visit -- Henry Arnault
Brazil is the largest country in South America, and it can be hard to decide where to visit. Everyone knows about the coastal cities and Rio de Janeiro, famous for its massive annual Carnival ...

Explore Pelourinho, Salvador da Bahia in Brazil -- Travel Expert
Pelourinho is the name of Salvador da Bahia's old centre, in northeast Brazil. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its more than 800 restored colonial buildings and fabulous baroque ...

Things to know when traveling to Costa Rica -- Paul Orr
Before traveling outside your native country to another country you should prepare yourself. Learning about the country before you go can prevent common problems or confusion. Cultures vary ...

Vacation Destination - Costa Rica Vs Cancun -- Paul Orr
There are many places you can go on vacation. All around the world there are travel destinations that draw people. For those wanting a relaxing vacation in a warm tropical climate the areas of Mexico ...

Costa Rica's Southern Caribbean - White Sand and Turquoise Seas -- Paul Orr
Puerto Viejo Costa Rica The town of Puerto Viejo is located 124 miles east of San Jose and 34 miles south of Limon. Puerto Viejo has become more popular than the nearby Cahuita because of its lively ...

Exploring the Natural Hot Mineral Springs and Waterfalls of Arenal and La Fortuna Costa Rica -- Paul Orr
Lake Arenal is one of the major attractions in Costa Rica. Located near the world famous Arenal Volcano, this lake is one of the sources of Costa Rica's electricity. The place is magnificent with ...

Festivals and Events to Attend in Chile -- Alyssa Davis
If you plan to visit Chile or live there for a period of time, you'll find that there are many interesting events and festivals that take place throughout the year. When living in Chile, it can ...

Business English in Columbia SA (Accounting/Finance, Supply Chain Management, Software) -- Keith J. Lewis
Hi I am a professional interested in teaching in Columbia, SA my specialty is in Accounting/Finance and software. I am looking for corporations that are interested in in doing business with American ...

Accessible Hotels in Mexico City -- Travel Expert
Mexico City, a global metropolis and one of the most influential in the world, is the ideal location for a vacation. Have a great time, explore the attractions and even if you’re traveling on a ...

Spend Money and Have Fun in Mexico City -- Travel Expert
Mexico City, the capital and largest city in the state of México comes along with amazing places to shop, spend money and have a great time off. Extremely urban, however cultural and full of ...

Get away from the rest of the world and explore Cancun -- Travel Expert
Whether it’s your honeymoon, your anniversary, or it’s just an escapade with your loved one, Cancun is without a doubt one of the world’s most romantic destinations. Located on the coast of the ...

Cheap Accomodation in Brasilia -- Travel Expert
How many times have you thought about taking a budget trip to South America? Well now you’ve got an amazing opportunity. These days, cheap and convenient hotels are everywhere however not of all of ...

Find out more about the mysterious Nazca Drawings in Peru -- Travel Expert
The history of the Nazca lines began in 200 BC when a series of drawings were discovered throughout the Peruvian Desert. They were discovered in 1930 when people flying across the place spotted that ...

Fabulos Cuban Beaches -- Travel Expert
Located in the Caribbean, the Island of Cuba features great beaches to take advantage of and spend an amazing vacation. The coastlines are gorgeous, the people are hospitable and friendly, and the ...

Free places to visit in Rio de Janeiro -- Travel Expert
Urban, gigantic and at the same time majestic, Rio de Janeiro is a metropolis with a multitude of activities to enjoy without the need to spend any money. Whether you’re looking for culture, ...

A Shopping Spree to Lima -- Travel Expert
Lima is one of South America’s most populated urban cities. Recognized as the capital of Peru, the metropolis is a great opportunity for shopping enthusiasts. Entitled with numerous attractions, ...

What Should You Visit in Buenos Aires? -- Travel Expert
When it comes to the best destination for a vacation, Buenos Aires has always been a great choice. The colossal metropolis is simply magnificent with a bunch of attractions worth a visit. Recognized ...

Heavenly Beaches in Jamaica -- Travel Expert
Jamaica, a place for the lost traveler, a wonder land for the romantic tourist, as well as the ideal spot for crazy adventurers, features a chance of a lifetime to spend the best holiday within some ...

Famous Coastlines in Rio de Janeiro -- Travel Expert
Rio de Janeiro, a landmark of the entire South America, is not just magnificent due to its numerous attractions; it’s also a great place to spend a summer vacation on the beach. From various ...

Deluxe Accomodation in Buenos Aires -- Travel Expert
Welcome to Argentina! Its main city, Buenos Aires is a great destination to benefit from a top vacation. Whether you’re on a business trip, or you’ve just started your honeymoon getaway, the city ...

The Best Hotels in Lima -- Travel Expert
These days, finding the perfect holiday spot is truly compulsory. Hence, decide to take on Lima at least for once. Known as the capital of Peru, Lima will certainly manage to impress you. Presenting ...

Exploring the Dominican Republic: Puerto Plata -- Alyssa Davis
The Dominican Republic is known for its exotic beautiful beaches, wonderful weather, and exciting nightlife. Chances are you will devote quite a bit of time to enjoying the area's enjoyable ...

The Coastal City of Portmore, Jamaica -- Alyssa Davis
If you are living or teaching in Jamaica, you'll probably find yourself in Portmore at one point or another. Although this relatively new city is not considered to be one of Jamaica's popular ...

Mexican vacation turns to nightmare for Coquitlam MLA and husband -- Jennifer McFee - Coquitlam Now
METRO VANCOUVER -- Despite enduring a horrific experience that included a jail cell and an apparent shakedown that cost them about $1,500, a Tri-Cities MLA and her husband say they will return to ...

The Unique City of Uquitos, Peru -- Jessica Ackerman
Peru is a beautiful country filled with amazing scenery, including of course the beautiful Peruvian rainforest. Although there are many interesting cities to visit in Peru, you should take the time ...

Cancún -- rp
Cancún is a coastal city in Mexico's easternmost state, Quintana Roo, on the Yucatán Peninsula. As a rapidly growing city with a quickly changing skyline, the estimated population for Cancún ...

Jamaican Paradise - Montego Bay -- Pollux Parker
Montego Bay is Jamaica's second largest city. It is mainly divided into two parts: Gloucester Avenue or the Hip Strip as the marketing people renamed, the main tourist strip and Downtown, or the ...

Trivia From Puerto Rico -- Pollux Parker
Puerto Rico is famous for its coffee, making the finest rum in the world, being the country which has most candidates that won the Miss Universe pageant, bioluminescent bays and having the ...

Carnaval Vegano in Dominican Republic -- Pollux Parker
February is a festive month in Dominican Republic, especially in La Vega. Independence day is also observed on the 27th day of this particular month and is also known as Carnaval month in La Vega. ...

Acapulco Back in the Map -- Pollux Parker
Acapulco rises into its second life from dirty motels, cheap souvenir shops, and hedonistic locales of 1980s to upgraded condominium units, savvy restaurants, artistic souvenir shops, and classy ...

Choco Mexicano -- Pollux Parker
A variety of flavors, wonderful arrangement, and native spices characterize the Mexican cuisine. Chocolate is a huge part of Mexican dishes. It originated in the Aztec cuisine and was first part of a ...

Everyday Meals, Dominican Style -- Pollux Parker
Influenced mainly by Taino, Spanish and African traditions, the cuisine of the Dominican Republic is similar to what can be found in other Latin American countries. The major difference lies in the ...

Notable Facts About Santiago De Cuba -- Pollux Parker
One of Cuba's principal cities, Santiago de Cuba is well-known not only for its historical significance, but also for its contribution to culture. The second-largest city after Havana sits close ...

Dominican Republic: Punta Cana Travel Tips -- Aristides Guerra
Find a good map of the area. Pack for warm weather but expect a cool breeze in the evenings so we recommend packing slacks or long dresses. Most restaurants on the hotels will require semi formal ...

The Beauty and Diversity of Brazil -- AlyssaDavis
Brazil is a fascinating and beautiful place to live or to visit. It is the world's fifth largest country, in both size and population. It is South America's primary economic power, and covers ...

Best Time of Year to Travel to the Caribbean -- Mona Graham
When planning a vacation on a tropical island in the Caribbean, weather and the cost, are the two main components used in deciding when to go. For most people weather is the number one concern, most ...

Things to Pack for Your Mexican Trip -- Pollux Parker
If you are going on a trip to Mexico, you need to pack many important things to ensure of a wonderful trip. Below, you will find a list of some of the important things that you need for your Mexican ...

Vacation Spots in the Sacred Valley Near Cusco, Peru -- Gary Sargent
If you are looking for places to visit in Peru that have been relatively unaffected by modern development and are not too far from main tourist destinations then one of the best places to visit is ...

7 Things To Avoid On a Chile Vacation -- Gary Sargent
A Chile vacation is a good idea. The long, thin country stretches through an incredible range of variety from the bone-dry desert region of Atacama in the North to the blue-white glacial walls of ...

4 Ways To Impress A Peruvian In A Cultural Conversation -- Gary Sargent
With the recent award of a Nobel Prize to Mario Vargas Llosa, a Peruvian writer, the arts and culture of Peru are now getting more attention than ever. If you are going for a vacation in Peru, ...

Traveling Checklist - 7 Things To Do Before A Vacation To Colombia -- Gary Sargent
The tickets are booked; you're finally going to Colombia! Who knows what lies in wait, but make sure you've done all those niggling preparations before you leave. Avoid that sinking feeling ...

The Colombian Myth Exposed - No Longer A Vacation Danger -- Gary Sargent
Johnny Depp waits, nervously sweating in the mid-day heat of the Colombian jungle. Hovering behind each shoulder is a heavily armed guard, ready to put a bullet in him. Across the square where ...

5 Things You Must Do In Medellin, Colombia -- Gary Sargent
If you're either looking for options for a Colombia vacation or are trying to decide where to go for a Latin America vacation, you'll be delighted with your decision to visit Medellin. ...

Famous People From Brazil -- Kum Martin
Brazil is always associated with Mardi Gras and Sugarloaf Mountain. However, this huge country in South America has also given the world several famous people who have left their mark behind. Here ...

Comprehensive Travel Guide -- Harris Raza
Costa Rica has so much to offer its visitors that it's unjustified to ask for any single reason to tour the site. Its attractions range from lush tropical forests and beaches to ancient sites and ...

Peru Destination Guide By Bryony Holland -- Bryony Holland
Peru is such a fascinating country! Travel here can be complex and confusing at times, however that's what makes it such an adventure; Where else can you go sandboarding in the Huacachina desert, ...

Best Vacation Spots in Mexico -- Kum Martin
Mexico is a highly popular holiday destination with people from all over the world. It is replete with ancient Mayan culture, exotic and beautiful beach, great food and outstanding shopping ...

6 Ways to Banish Travel Fear Factor - It's Not All Danger in Latin America -- Gary Sargent
A brief glance at the international news is often enough to persuade you to stay inside and lock your doors, let alone leave the borders of your own country. Volcanoes exploding in Guatemala, ...

Mexico City - 5 Things to See and Do -- Gary Sargent
Despite resting on the ancient Aztec capital, Mexico City is an example of a modern city that is pushing for progress. At roughly 23 million inhabitants, it is one of the biggest cities in the world, ...

The Yucatan Peninsula - 4 Things You Need to See -- Gary Sargent
Most people know Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula for the super-resort of Cancun and the white sand beaches of Playa del Carmen, but there is much more on offer. For visitors wanting to explore the ...

Capoeira - Martial Arts to Prepare For a Brazil Vacation -- Gary Sargent
It's commonly acknowledged that if you share something in common with people from your travel destination, you'll have no problem connecting with locals. Surfing in Australia, cricket in ...

The Trans-Oceanic Highway of Peru - Benefits and Concerns -- Gary Sargent
Connecting Acre, Brazil, a state in the Amazon, with the cities of Matarani, Ilo, and San Juan de Marcona which are located along Peru's southern coast is the Trans-Oceanic Highway. The highway ...

Peru Vacations - How To Get Into A Conversation About Sports In Peru -- Gary Sargent
As with many countries, Peru holds its top athletes in high esteem. Every major bank wants them to endorse their products, and you'll frequently see a toned athlete sitting uncomfortably in the ...

Places in Peru You've Never Heard Of -- Gary Sargent
You are planning a Peru vacation, but you don't want to go where everybody else does. Yes, Machu Picchu is an obvious choice, yes you can visit Colca Canyon to see Condors and yes, the Nazca ...

Four Incredible Peru Travel Experiences -- Gary Sargent
There are innumerable travel experiences that one can have visiting Peru from the dry coastal regions to the towering Andes containing Machu Picchu, all offering a unique, unforgettable vacation. ...

Machu Picchu Hotels - 4 Options For Different Budgets -- Gary Sargent
There's only a couple of things left to organize for your long awaited Peru vacation, and hotels is one of them. Naturally, you'll be visiting Machu Picchu, so what are your options? Luckily ...

Cartagena, Colombia - 4 Ways To Visit Before Leaving Home -- Gary Sargent
If you're not sure what to expect when planning a trip to Colombia, you've already got a wide selection of handy references in popular culture to give you an impression of the place before ...

10 Things To Do in Peru Besides Machu Picchu -- Gary Sargent
Although Machu Picchu is one of the best known and most popular tourist sites in the world, it is not the only attraction worth seeing in Peru. To add diversity, fun and a great deal of cultural ...

Planning Your Big Trip -- David Millett
Okay, you have taken a sabbatical, or you have retired, or you are just sick of work and feel life is too short. Whatever your reason, you are going on that round the world trip you have always ...

Famous Beaches of Costa Rica! -- Christer Nyrud
Costa Rica is a very popular destination for pleasure travelers who enjoy spending their vacations at beaches. It's a place where the sea water remains warm throughout the year and hence it ...

The Fascinating Traditions of Mexican Families -- Jessica Ackerman
If you are visiting or living in Mexico, you have most likely noticed how important the concept of family is to the people in this beautiful country. Families in Mexico are known for being ...

Travel Tips for El Salvador -- Matthew Kepnes
A tiny place that has seen a massive turmoil in history, El Salvador has commendably rebuilt itself after the Civil Wars in 1980s. However, it is still Central America's most dangerous country. ...

Travel Insurance Destination Report - South America -- Mark T James
South America is one of the world's great tourist destinations. Good travel insurance takes the worry out of your holiday, and lets you concentrate on having fun. General note on safety: Crime is ...

Top 5 Must-Visit Countries in South America -- Mark T James
If you are looking for holiday with a rich cultural flavour and tropical, sunny surrounds, then go no further than South America. Home to fifteen countries, the continent of South America has much to ...

How Safe is Mexico For Women Travelers? -- Claudette Elizondo
Women are seeking fun girlfriend getaways or inspiring solo travel more and more these days but our closest international destination is getting a bad rep for drug cartel wars and crime. Safety is a ...

The Sacred Valley - Ollantaytambo, Peru -- Paul P Jones
The Sacred Valley is a beautiful peaceful valley located around 32 Kilometers (20 Miles) from Cusco, which stretches all the way to Machu Picchu in the far west. Important Inca ruins are located in ...

Cuzco's Inti Raymi Festival - A Tribute To The Inca Culture -- Sylvia Arad
Every year, on the 24th of June, Cuzco celebrates the festival of Inti Raymi, the Festival of the Sun, which was celebrated by the Incan Empire to honor the most notable of the Inca Gods, the Sun ...

Short City Breaks In Arequipa – Adventure And Relaxation -- Sylvia Arad
Sparkling in the sun, Arequipa, the second largest city in Peru, stands at the foot of the snow-capped volcano, El Misti, in the highlands of Southern Peru. Known as “La Ciudad Blanco” (The White ...

Re: I am American teaching English to Mexicans in Mexico. Does anyone know why teachers cannot keep -- rosie
Hi., Im an american living and teaching English here in Mexico and unless you are a private institution, thats a high price your charging, remember we are living in a third world country and its rare ...

Visit Brazil The Country Of Contrasts -- flightstobrazil.org.uk
when some one hears the word Brazil the first thing comes to mind is, great Amazon Forest. It is not only the Amazon which is the reason of fame for Brazil, fantastic beaches, great soccer players, ...

Hotel Hunting on the Road -- Akaisha Kaderli
Traveling has been our lifestyle for two decades. Recently we took nearly four months to journey through the Pacific coast of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and parts of the Yucatan. From the outset we ...

Guyana Interesting Facts -- Pauline Go
Guyana is one of the beautiful places. It has many things to offer to its tourists. It is rightly called the land of waters, as it has Atlantic Ocean to its north. Here are some interesting facts ...

Quick Guide to Montevideo -- Tom Germain
South Americans often refer to Uruguay, that small country sandwiched between giants Argentina and Brazil, as the "first world of the third world". I don't share that opinion as you can plainly ...

The Unique Music Genres of Colombia -- Tom Germain
Colombia has several styles of music that originated from its territory long ago and remain popular to this day... Vallenato: Born in the city of Valledupar (Cesar) from which its name is derived, ...

Argentina's New Tourist Tax Targets Canada, Australia, and USA -- Tom Germain
As a result of yet another ill-timed law passed by Cristina Kirchner's government, travelers visiting from Canada, the US and Australia are now required to pay a tourist tax upon arrival in ...

San Jose Costa Rica Travel and Highlights -- Praline Esguerra
San Jose, capital and largest city, has the best Costa Rica tours for most travelers and tourists. This city offers numerous spectacular museums, first class restaurants, and amazing night life ...

Why Travel to Costa Rica -- Praline Esguerra
Of all the places one could think about, why do we have to go on a Costa Rica vacation? What's really so important that of all the places, one would go all the way to this tiny country in Central ...

Popular Things to Do in Costa Rica -- Praline Esguerra
Once you go on an overseas adventure travel in Costa Rica there's definitely a lot of things you can do and see; however, you may have to settle with the most popular activities in this ...

10 Interesting Facts About Costa Rica -- Praline Esguerra
I've made a list of all the fun and exciting facts about Costa Rica so that you'll have a better understanding of why spending your summer here in this incredible country would definitely be ...

Top 10 Most Beautiful Beaches in Costa Rica -- Praline Esguerra
The best beaches of Costa Rica and its inclusive resorts have always drawn millions of travelers and tourists each year. Its seemingly breathtaking beaches along the Pacific and Caribbean coastlines ...

The Wonderful Amazon Rainforest -- Jackie Reyno
The Amazon rain forest is a spectacle of a place. This dense tropical jungle with its complete lack of any modern amenities is home to an abundance of majestic plants and creatures that you will not ...

Travel To South America: A Land Of Immeasurable Majesty -- Frank Johnson
South America is a continent of extremes, and there is not just one, but thousands of reasons to explore the human and natural wonders of this remarkable landmass. South America's expansive human ...

A Costa Rican Fairytale: Beauty And The Beach -- Frank Johnson
Costa Rica literally translates into "Rich Coast," so named by Columbus for the gold necklaces worn by the native people when he arrived in the early 16th century. However misleading the name might ...

A Visitors Guide To Buenos Aires Argentina -- Thomas Smith
Visiting other parts of the world is all about taking in a different life style, and seeing attractions that you would otherwise miss out on. There are many places in the world that you can do this, ...

Weekend Road trip to Caborca, Sonora Mexico -- Jim Labelle
If you have never heard of Caborca, Mexico, don't be surprised. This hidden gem of the Sonoran desert is close to home, but not as well known by North American tourists as other Sonoran towns. ...

Traveling To Panama's San Blas Islands -- Enid Glasgow
Fresh, colorful, full of exotic birds, lush vegetation, and sapphire sea lapping at the white beaches, you’ll fall in love with everything that Panama has to offer, including their San Blas ...

Peru Adventure Tours Along Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Review -- Caroline Hawthorn
When you consider travel to Peru as one of the possible vacation destinations, you automatically remember Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World that any traveler must ...

Travel Argentina - 5 Must See Places in Argentina -- Caroline Hawthorn
Travel Argentina, the land of silver, and discover its spectacular landmarks that are well worth seeing like fast rivers and waterfalls, serene lakes and soaring mountains, and finally sample some of ...

I Love Mexico, It's Great -- Jim Ada
Mexico is a country that lies at the south of North America. It is bordered to the north by the USA, northwest by the Gulf of California, west by the Pacific, south by Guatemala and Belize, and at ...

The Amazon Adventure! -- surtrek.com
Surrounding the South American countries Peru, Brazil, Ecuador and others, the Amazon River, is the voluminous river in the world. The river contributes towards making a perfect rainforest in the ...

Travel Guide For Ecuador And Galapagos -- surtrek.com
The article describes what you should see on your trip to Ecuador. Being one of the friendliest countries of the South American continent, Ecuador is very small in the area. The population of the ...

Traveling In The Galapagos Islands -- surtrek.com
Thanks to the quick and friendly air services, you can almost reach to any place of your choice within few hours and enjoy watching so many different varieties of animals and plants. If you are in ...

The Best Tour Guide In Ecuador -- surtrek.com
Ecuador – a tiny country in the South America has a lot to attract everyone towards its land and shore. The country features a great amount of bio-diversity and has become a center of attraction ...

The Amazon River -- surtrek.com
Being the largest voluminous river in the world, the Amazon River is always considered as a great place to spend a quality time with the nature. Visiting the most voluminous river will give a ...

Ecuador's Rainforests -- surtrek.com
Most adventure loving people are clearly aware of the renowned Galapagos Islands that give information about the early sign of the origin of the earth. But, few of them actually know the country of ...

Ecuador's Oriente -- surtrek.com
It is to inform you that about 7% of the earth’s surface is covered with tropical rainforests. Furthermore, these rainforests actually host about 50% of the planet’s biodiversity. Some of these ...

Ecuador: A True Rainforest Adventure -- surtrek.com
So, all set to take a week long vacation in the jungles of Ecuador? Congrats on your decision, you will be having a blast with your close friends and family members. South America as a whole is a ...

Biodiversity Of Ecuador -- surtrek.com
Ecuador - a land of rainforest and natural beauty is calling you. The country has so much to offer to all tourists who come here to rediscover what it means to be a life on this earth. In today’s ...

The Land Of Supernatural Beauty And Splendor - Ecuador -- Alice Gold
Ecuador is an extremely beautiful country that is rich in natural wonders and various man made structures. This country has something for everyone. It is located in South America and is surrounded by ...

Monterrey - A Truly Surprising City -- Alice Gold
Monterrey is the capital city and is located in the northeast Mexico. Honeymoons can be just right and ideal wherever you go because the key thing is to enjoy the moments together. The mountains, ...

What To See And Do On A Holiday In Ecuador -- Dan Clarke
Getting around Ecuador is split into 3 separate climate zones: costa, sierra and selva (the coast, the mountains and the jungle). The geography, culture and climate of each of the three areas is ...

The Sacred Valley Overview (Peru) -- Michael Zurakhinsky
Connected by the Inca Trail as it was thousands of years before, the Sacred Valley stretches out between Cusco and Machu Picchu with several villages in between. For many the journey to Machu Picchu ...

A Peruvian Ponder: The Nazca Lines -- Louise Mumford
What are the Nazca Lines? Not much can be said with any degree of certainty about the Nazca Lines, other than their location and vague definition. Situated in the Nazca desert in Peru, a series of ...

If You Are Only in Cusco For Two Or Three Days -- Danielle Lane
Cusco is nothing short of a charming and irritably beautiful city. Tucked in the depths of the Andes, this is truly one of the world´s gems. Infamous for once being the heart of the Incan Empire ...

Trekking the Inca Trail -- Danielle Lane
The Inca Trail is infamous for being one of the best trekking experiences of your life. That's why if you are interesting in doing this particular trail, you will need to book at least 3 months ...

Cusco's Best Museums Told by a Local -- Danielle Lane
If you are a museum go-er and want to check out a few of the dozens of museums in the Cusco, Peru, here is a short guide list of official museums and a brief description of the best pick for that ...

Peru Travel - Perfect Two Week Route -- Danielle Lane
If you want an awesome two week trip for your Peru vacation, try this route: Puerto Maldonado, Cusco / Sacred Valley of the Incas, Machu Picchu, Puno / Lake Titicaca, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Nazca, ...

Trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - What You Need to Know -- Jude Limburn Turner
Machu Picchu, the so called “Lost City of the Incas”, has become a classic “see before you die” sight since it was rediscovered at the beginning of the 20th century by the American explorer ...

The Discovery of Machu Picchu -- Jude Limburn Turner
The discovery of Machu Picchu was actually the unintentional consequence of the search for Vilcabamba – a town established by the rebellious Inca Manco Capac II after Peru was invaded by the ...

Top Five Family Experiences on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu -- Jude Limburn Turner
Top five family experiences on the Inca trail to Machu Picchu and Beyond South America. The Amazon River. Thick, humid rainforest. The towering Andes. Lost Inca cities. Nothing could be more exciting ...

Celebrating Inti Raymi at Machu Picchu -- Jude Limburn Turner
Machu Picchu was an important place for sun worship during the Incan era and as a civilization that held the sun in such high regard, you can imagine that for the Incas, winter was not a pleasant ...

Introducing the Gods of the Inca Trail -- Jude Limburn Turner
The Inca Trail is more than just a stunning visitor attraction; it was the route that led to some of the most important religious monuments in the Incan Empire that were synonymous with deity ...

Walking Peru: Discover Cuzco -- Tony Maniscalco
Walking Peru through ancient Incan temples and fortresses, and traversing this most fascinating of landscapes cannot fail to fill you with a sense of awe. Peru is a treasure-trove of history, culture ...

History of the Panama Canal -- Lisa Dezzy
A survey was ordered for the isthmus. Following this, a working plan for a canal was drawn in the year 1529. The project was put on permanent hold due to the wars in Europe. The cravings for the ...

Peru Tour - A Mesmerizing Stint -- Amit Verma
Peru holds a significant and diverse prospective for vacations, with great informative and archaeological legacy, monuments and natural confined regions. The magnetism, possessions and tourist ...

Exotic Travel on $53 a Day -- Akaisha Kaderli
Who would have guessed that at our age of 57 we’d be journeying for over 100 days through the Mexican Pacific coast, on into the volcanic heart of Guatemala, enjoying the beach and laidback island ...
Re: Exotic Travel on $53 a Day -- cunning linguist
Brilliant article, well-written and informative. I too spent some time in Mexico. Mayan cuture is extraordinary - Chichen Itza was an eye-opener for me.

Customs and Etiquette in Mexico -- Jesica Ackerman
In the Latin American country of Mexico, you will find that Spanish is the most prevalently spoken and understood language, as it is the official language. Although there are also many Native ...

Transportation in Costa Rica -- Stephanie A Stover
Whether you are traveling for adventure, for business, or just for relaxation, you need to know how to get to where you want to be. It may be as simple as getting to and from your hotel, or as ...

22 Tips For Costa Rica -- Stephanie A Stover
1. Some taxis at the airport or in San Jose will tell you that your hotel is full or closed to take you somewhere else and overcharge you. Don't believe them! Take a different cab or tell them ...

Tips When Traveling to Mexico -- Ramon Van Meer
WTO (World Tourism Organization) has rated Mexico as the 7th most popular tourist destination. The ancient Mesoamerican ruins, along with contemporary beach resorts, are the main tourist attractions. ...

Venezuela History -- Pauline Go
Christopher Columbus has the credit of exploring Venezuela for the first time. In 1498, he touched the land of Peninsula de Paria. He discovered Rio Orinoco delta just by following the coast line. ...

Re: Can I Work In Mexico? -- Danny
Douglas, Thank you for writing that "blog". I really do appreciate that very much. I am 35 w/s/m with no kids. I live in Houston TX and want a change in my life. I have misdamenor on my record and ...

Where To Go - Puerto Vallarta Travel Guide -- Ollivier Jacq
Planning your next vacation in Puerto Vallarta? We have gathered top insider information for exclusive Vallarta travel tips. Discover everything from where to eat, where to dance and the must-sees of ...

The Five Best Places to Visit in Rio De Janeiro Brazil -- William Manor
Want to know what the best places to visit in Rio are? You do if you are planning a vacation to Rio de Janeiro Brazil. You are investing your hard-earned money in airfare and accommodations. You will ...

Places in Brazil to Visit - 5 Natural Wonders -- William Manor
Mention Brazil and the image that immediately comes to the mind of most people is the Amazon rainforest. While the Amazon jungle is a spectacular place, it is only one of many natural wonders that ...

Brazil Vacation Tips - 5 Things Not to Do -- William Manor
A Brazil vacation can be a wonderful experience. There is much to see and do in the world's fifth largest country. However, there are also some things that you should not do in order to make the ...

Reasons to Go to Lima (Peru) -- Christian Berglind
Lima is the capital in Peru, and every year many travelers pass through this big city. With over 10 million people in the entire city, Lima can truly be defined as a big city and it has a lot to ...

How (and Why) to Roam Mexico in an RV or Van -- Rosana Hart
Traveling in Mexico by RV led us to wonderful experiences we could only have had that way. Camping by a remote ferry landing on the Gulf of Mexico, deepening our immersion in the ancient ruins of El ...

Traveling to Mexico -- Rosana Hart
Going by air Flying to Mexico is the most common way to go to the main resort and tourist destinations. Major U.S. airlines offer non-stop or direct flights to a wide variety of Mexican cities. You ...

About Mexico City -- Rosana Hart
"There are only twenty million of us!" a friend of mine from Mexico City said to me one day not long ago. That number -- which is still rising -- puts Mexico City among the great cities of the world. ...

About Puerto Vallarta -- Rosana Hart
Long a popular Mexican beach resort, and one of the nicest resort areas in Mexico, Puerto Vallarta is a sophisticated and beautiful city with a relaxed atmosphere. Tourists have been coming to Puerto ...

About Tijuana -- Rosana Hart
Tijuana is many things: a sprawling city approaching two million in population, a vibrant and prosperous business center with many foreign-owned factories, the main entry to the entire Baja ...

The History of Central and South America -- Bispo Barbosa
Central America is mostly mountainous,with the large Sierra Madre range dominating the landscapes of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. Farther south, smaller ranges, including the Cordillera de ...

TEFL international certification / teaching in Argentina -- slade
I am looking to be certified to teach english abroad (outside the USA). There is a ton of info out there - too much that contradicts itself - so here I am. 1) I have a bachelor of science in Biology, ...

Re: ENGLISH TEACHING IN MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY -- nathalie
Hi , my name is Nathalie and I' ve lived my whole life in Montevideo until I moved to Usa. I think it's a great idea to teach tesol , back in Montevideo there are important Language school : ...

Brazil Travel Guide - Top 5 Events to Catch on a Brazil Vacation -- Matthew Barker
Latin America's party-loving spirit is famous the world over and the continent offers some of the best fiestas, festivals and spectacles in the world. This is especially the case in Brazil, where ...

Peru Travel Guide - Step-By-Step on the Lares Trek -- Matthew Barker
Day 1: 10km, Huaran (2800m) to Cancha Cancha (3800m) Our introduction to the jaw-dropping scenery of Peru's Sacred Valley began long before we started our expedition along the Lares trek. Just ...

CULTURAL TRIP TO CHILE AND EASTER ISLAND -- ERIKA PEREZ DE JENNINGS
Hi friends! We are planning a trip to Chile and Easter Island leaving on November 3rd. Tell your students and co-workers to join us. For details visit www.relaxinchile.com or call me directly (530) ...

Re: Moving to Costa Rica -- kate stewart
Hello, What part of CR are you moving to? I couldn't tell how old your post is. Anyway, I have a small house there that may be available when you move. I also have questions about living in China ...

Costa Rica Tourist Attractions, Must See Places in Costa Rica -- Gokhan Ozbal
Located in Central America, Costa Rica is a country of extraordinary sights. It is no suprise that such a place is among the most visited countries especially by the ones who are seeking adventure. ...

Chile Travel Destinations & Places to Visit in Chile -- Gokhan Ozbal
A country in South America, Chile totally reflects the beauty of nature. The country is very well known for its improbable shape. It has an unusual geography of extreme zones which means geysers, ...

View Argentina Popular Tourist Destinations - Argentina Travel & Sights -- Gokhan Ozbal
South America is a topographically diverse continent and Argentina is a country located in it. Argentina is regarded as the land of extremes due to enormous contrasts between its parts. Argentina ...

Brazil Travel Destinations - Must See Places in Brazil -- Gokhan Ozbal
Entertainment would be the exact term for identifying Brazil. A country in South America, Brazil has miles of coastline, brilliant sunshine, joyful nightlife, relaxation, kinds of beaches, historical ...

Twenty-Five Facts About Chile -- Javan McCabe
1. Chile is one of only two countries which doesn't border Brazil 2. Over a third of the world's copper is produced in Chile 3. Antofagasta is situated in the Atacama desert and at one point ...

Travel to Peru -- Hemant Singh
When you travel to Peru you will likely arrive in Lima the capital city. From Lima you have a variety of options to which other places you would be interested in traveling to Peru. Cusco for example ...
Re: Travel to Peru -- Daniela
If you are going to Lima or Cusco dont miss Pariwana hostels!!! Pariwana is a hostel chain inspired by the vibrant, artistic and gastronomic energy of the modern Peruvian vibe. We offer the real ...

Machu Picchu Tours -- Hemant Singh
There are many things to know about these tours, First of all how to get there. The typical Procedure is to arrive in Lima the capital city of Peru. Normally people spend few nights there, tour Lima ...

Re: Teaching in Uruguay -- Meredtih
Hi, I worked at the ANGLO in Montevideo last year, which also has smaller schools all throughout Uruguay. I enjoyed working there and earned about $US7. The living costs are quite high in Uruguary ...

Begging in Central America -- Erin Parker
Begging. As a traveler, this common behavior in Central American culture requires adjustment. Americans live by a strict personal space rule. I won't invade your bubble, you don't invade ...

How to Backpack in Central America - A Budget Traveler's Guide - Part 2 -- Erin Parker
What To Do When You Get There Explore! Find an adventure! This is the exciting part! Every hostel I've been to has some sort of tour/flyer stand with countless ads and brochures from tour ...

How to Backpack in Central America - A Budget Traveler's Guide - Part 1 -- Erin Parker
Traveling cheaply is easy to do if you know where to start. And once you do hop on to that "backpackers trail", you will be exposed to interesting people from all over the world, doing exactly what ...

A Travel Through Belize -- Debra Corbeil and Dave Bouskill
Look Up! The man yells when walking from the bus station to the waterfront of Belize City. Hesitant, you worry that he is trying to distract you to relieve you of your belongings. After all, Belize ...

13 Steps to a Safe Trip in Latin America -- Dan DeLa Cruz
#1 - Do your research and ask questions. There are many sites you can visit that can help you learn more about the place you're headed to. Some of these sites include, wikipedia.com, ...

Re: Why Learn Spanish in Cusco, Peru -- Catherine Barkley
Hi, Thanks for the great info, I had a similar experience in Cusco peru and I have managed to learn spanish and I believe I end in Intermediate level which will help me a lot in my college study. ...

Vibrant Nightlife in Acapulco -- Jem Sisah
Acapulco is legendary Mexican resort, characterized by its strong tourist impact, both national and international. There are great beaches, the water is always warm, and the sun always shines. But ...

Revealing Mexico -- Jem Sisah
My excitement upon visiting to Mexico came at curiosity at first. But once I arrived at the airport, my mind became more open to exploration. Knowing that Mexico is the fifth largest country of ...

Yantalo in the Peruvian Amazon Jungle -- Luis Vasquez
It was the middle of 2005 when I went with my family to the remote rural village of Yantalo in the Alto Mayo region, northern Peru. Dirt roads, most houses of mud and bamboo, neat clean children, ...

Ica - Home of the Enigmatic Nazca Lines -- Sofia Arce
In August 2008 at dawn, two friends and I decided to take the road along the Pacific Ocean to the south of Lima in search of the secrets of the Ica region. Two hours later we entered Ica, a ...

Lake Titicaca - Suasi Island - A Contemplative Experience -- Sofia Arce
A friend of mine who travels a lot within Peru talked to me about Suasi Island in 2007. The first time I heard of it, I did not even know where it was. Suasi Island is a wonderful private island ...

Festive Argentina -- Richard Greaves
Argentineans love to celebrate life at any time, but if you’re in the country during one of their many festivals, you're in for a special treat. Argentina celebrates all of the traditional ...

Festive Brazil -- Richard Greaves
Think of Brazilian festivals and the images that spring to mind are of fantastic street parades featuring dancers in fantastic costumes gyrating to samba rhythms. This is of course the annual ...

Unique Brazil -- Richard Greaves
Brazil is a large and varied South American country with a vast range of things to see and do. Most of Brazil's attractions are well-known such as Carnival and Ipanema Beach in Rio. But here ...

Unique Caribbean -- Richard Greaves
The word Caribbean evokes images of hot tropic lands, colourful cultures, buried treasure and fabulous beaches - in short, the perfect vacation destination. One was to see into the heart of a country ...

Why Would You Want to Travel to Brazil -- Shaun Parker
Brazil is a wonderful country famed for its beautiful Latino ladies, magnificent rainforest and of course football. Similar in size to Europe the country unsurprisingly has a wealth of cultures and ...

Argentina - Like No Other Place on the Planet -- Shaun Parker
If there is one thing that you really must do before you die, you must visit South America, and in particular, Argentina. Words cannot describe the different layers of beauty that can be found when ...
Re: Argentina - Like No Other Place on the Planet -- AzarRahimi
I am a very experienced ESL teacher and speak French and a little Spanish. I would like to apply to work as a ESL teacher during the summer time in Argentina. What is the condition. I am American and ...

Visit Costa Rica - 7 Reasons to Make it Your Next Tropical Holiday Destination -- Patti Spence
Why visit Costa Rica? Here are my top 7 reasons to make it your next tropical holiday destination. The weather is warm year-round. For those who have to endure the cold, snow, and ice in the winter, ...

The Best Costa Rican Tourist Attractions -- Ling Tong
For its small size, Costa Rica packs a wallop in the number of tourist attractions it has for its visitors. There are Costa Rican tourist attractions in every region of the country with sights that ...

A Travel Guide to Mexico -- Robert Kokoska
Mexico, a place where even the day of the dead is a hoot. That's Mexico for you! Mexico, the most vibrant and lively place on planet earth is a perfect assortment of opposing identities. Standing ...

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Places of Interest in Quito, Ecuador -- Matthew Coe
The capital city of Ecuador is Quito - a beautiful place built high up with in the mountains. For those with a head for heights take the telefonica cable car up from the base of the Pinchincha ...

Ecuador - Quito Budget Accommodation -- Matthew Coe
Going to Quito, Ecuador? Want to know the best area and hostels to stay in? This article has independent research from real backpackers. In Quito the majority of backpackers stay in the new quarter ...

Argentina - Things to Do and See -- Matthew Coe
Do not miss the highlight of any trip to Argentina, particularly for keen horse riders ..... a trip to a working ranch. Estancias Argentinas will be able to show you a range of prices and ranch types ...

Bolivia - Travel Destination Tips on Where to Go -- Matthew Coe
When in Sucre cheesy as the 'dino mobile' looks a trip to the dinosaur footprints will exceed your expectations. The cost of a visit is cheap and the prints are extensive - it's just such ...

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How safe is Ecuador for a foreigner to live in? -- answers.yahoo.com
I am considering applying for a teaching job in Ecuador, but am a bit concerned about the safety situation since I have not been there before. I would appreciate input from people with recent ...

What is a teachers salary in Peru -- answers.yahoo.com
Just wonder what the average salary was for a teacher teaching English at a private school?

Help! what is the best (safest) way to travel from peru to ecuador by public transportation -- answers.yahoo.com
So heres the deal; My friend and i are traveling to Quito, Ecuador to volunteer teaching english. Since we have another friend who lives in northern Perú, we decided to get together with her for a ...
Re: Help! what is the best (safest) way to travel from peru to ecuador by public transportation -- michael
i took the trip from quito ecuador to lima peru. took a bus from quito to huaquillas crossed the border on foot and and then took a bus to lima. it was easy but took 36 hours.

Work in Peru...? -- answers.yahoo.com
I want to work in Arequipa, Peru (Arequipa is the city where all my Peruvian friends are). I don't know where to start... there are lots of jobs for Lima but not Arequipa. I will get a TEFL ...

Can anyone tell me what papers/documentation I need to live and work in Peru -- answers.yahoo.com
Im an Irish/EU citizen, planning to move to Peru next spring to be with my Peruvian boyfriend. . .And I am wondering how long I can legally stay in the country, while I look for work/study or both. ...

What is so interesting about Peruvian culture -- answers.yahoo.com
My parents are native's from Peru. They have never really taught me anything about Peru except that they were raised from nothing, and had a hard childhood. Anybody else living in Peru currently? ...

Peru immigration questions -- answers.yahoo.com
I am considering immigrating to Peru and retire with a US pension and SSI. I am 64 next year. I am planning to teach English in Lima. Could someone have any knowledge on the following: 1) Medical ...
Re: Peru immigration questions -- Court
Sounds like you will have a wonderful retirement and will be living in a beautiful city. Don't believe the HSBC marketing - its not like having a local bank account when you have an HSBC account ...
Re: Peru immigration questions -- Luis Vasquez
Greetings from www.yantalo.org, a Foundation working in the Peruvian Amazon Jungle / Alto Mayo region. Please contact me. We do need volunteer ESL teachers! My cel.: 847 561 5732. Gracias

Where can I work in Lima, Peru -- answers.yahoo.com
I am Australian, so I speak English but I am currently studying Spanish (but speak very little). I also studied teaching at University but will work in any area. I am looking for ideas of places I ...

Should I teach English in Peru -- answers.yahoo.com
Thinking about teaching English in Piura. Good idea? Bad idea? Thoughts?

I want to go teach english in Mexico/Peru this winter. How do I go about having flight and funds added.? -- answers.yahoo.com
I want to go teach english in Mexico/Peru this winter..

Mexico City - General Information -- Harry Preston
Mexico City is the capital and most populous city in Mexico. It is the most populated city in America. It is located in the center of the country, in the Valley of Mexico, a plateau at an altitude of ...

Discover Important Tips on How to Relocate to Brazil -- Benny Horowitz
Have you dreamed of living near the beach? Joining in the festivities at Rio De Janeiro? This could become a reality if you start making plans today. Here, I'll bring you the best important tips ...

Hello from Mexico City: Exploring the Paseo de la Reforma and el Bosque de Chapultepec -- Susanne Pacher
This morning another wonderful Mexican breakfast was in store: Vanessa had made "tlacoyos con nopales" (fried dough covered with fruits of the prickley pear cactus and melted cheese on top) which I ...

Hello from Mexico City - A Compact Day of Discovery of Downtown -- Susanne Pacher
This Friday morning the chirping tropical birds in the courtyard outside the building woke me up early. Vanessa had fixed a real Mexican breakfast: fruit – melon and papaya, with yoghurt and sweat ...

Mexico - My Cultural Immersion Experiment -- Susanne Pacher
I had been to Mexico twice before, once many years ago in Manzanillo, and more recently in 2003 in Puerto Vallarta. Essentially both of these vacations were typical tourist experiences and ever since ...

Hello from Mexico City – First Impressions -- Susanne Pacher
After a few very hectic days before my departure I got up at 4:30 am yesterday and my husband drove me to the airport. Since my flight was with Delta Airlines and had a stopover in Atlanta, I had to ...

General Information About Peru -- Sharon De Hinojosa
Passport Information In theory, you should care your passport with you wherever you go. I would recommend caring photocopies instead. It's unlikely that you will get stopped, but ID checks may ...

Becoming a Permanent Resident in Peru Or a Peruvian Citizen -- Sharon De Hinojosa
**Be sure you ask at Immigrations about your visa as rules and fees seem to change often. *** Dual citizenship isn't recognised by all countries. For example, if you're Dutch and want to get ...

Weather in Peru and What to Bring -- Sharon De Hinojosa
What to bring If you're in one of the big cities: Piura, Chiclayo, Trujillo, Lima, Cusco, or Arequipa, you can probably find everything you need. Clothing is cheap here as are shoes. Bring ...

Safety in Peru -- Sharon De Hinojosa
Safety Your opinion of the safety in Peru depends on your experiences, your physical appearance, and the way you behave. In general, if you look and act like a gringo, you are probably at a higher ...

Sample Prices For Peru -- Sharon De Hinojosa
Sample Prices Prices are much cheaper if you know where to shop. Although many people are told markets are dangerous, as long as you blend in, you'll be fine. If you learn to be market-wise, you ...

Tourist Information For Peru -- Sharon De Hinojosa
General Travel Information The most visited tourist attractions include Machu Picchu, Cusco, Puno and Lake Titicaca in the East, Chiclayo and Trujillo and their ruins, Mancora, Punta Sal and Colan ...

Money Matters For Those Living in Peru -- Sharon De Hinojosa
Housing / Classified Ads Although many people end up in Lima, there are other cities that attract foreigners, such as Piura, Chiclayo, Trujillo, Arequipa, Iquitos, and Cusco. As for Lima, it's a ...

Communication in Peru -- Sharon De Hinojosa
General The country code of Peru is 51. All city codes begin with 0, however, we someone wants to call to Peru, they have to drop the 0. In order to call out of Peru you will have to dial 00 then the ...

Transport in Peru - Getting Around -- Sharon De Hinojosa
Getting Around To get around a city you have many options: combis (buses) mototaxis, taxis, and motorcycles. Taxis and mototaxis do not have meters, so you have to agree on the prices beforehand. If ...

Medical Care in Peru -- Sharon De Hinojosa
Medical Medical care in Peru at private clinics is fine, you'll have nothing to worry about if you need to go to the hospital. Clinics and hospitals are clean and have modern equipment. Often ...

What to Do in Your Free Time in Peru -- Sharon De Hinojosa
Coffee Shops There are tons of neat coffee shops to find in Lima. Try going to some of the ones below. Cafe Cafe: Malecon de la reserva 610, Miraflores. Martir Olaya 250, Miraflores. CC Caminos del ...

Legal Issues in Peru -- Sharon De Hinojosa
Translations Peru seems to always be changing its rules about legal translations and requirements for documents. The first step seems to stay the same and that it to have the Peruvian Consulate or ...

Teaching in Latin America -- Sharon De Hinojosa
Unlike places like the Middle East and some parts of Asia where you can save a lot, here in Latin America, you might not be able to pay off your debts, but you can live like royalty with little ...

Basic Travel Information For Panama City -- V. Zoe
I've travelled to Panama at least a dozen times and stayed at countless beach hotels in Panama on my travels. You're probably going to need a little background information when you first ...

Your First Time Visit to Panama City -- V. Zoe
Most people on their first visit tourists to the Republic of Panama will probably book their stay at a Panama city beach hotel or resorts first for their vacation in Panama. After you've reserved ...

Tango in Buenos Aires -- Craig Mclaughlan
Buenos Aires has made a name for itself as one of the most exciting cities in the World. It is not difficult to see why. With its charming architecture and rich history, it is an absolute must see ...

Top Institutes to Teach at in Lima -- Sharon De Hinojosa
There are good places and there are great places. The places below have continually received good feedback from the teachers who work there. Salaries vary from place to place, but expect to get about ...

Tips For Teaching in Peru, Part 3 -- Sharon De Hinojosa
Training and Professional Affiliations If you are in Lima, there are many congresses and conferences for you to attend. If you are in the provinces, there are opportunities to go to conferences, just ...

Tips For Teaching in Peru, Part 2 -- Sharon De Hinojosa
Best time to look for work The school year goes from March/April until November/December. International schools and schools may start looking for teachers at early as September or October. ...

Tips For Teaching in Peru -- Sharon De Hinojosa
In general it's difficult to secure a teaching job before you arrive here, but not impossible. Be wary of chain schools, although some are good, they may not treat their teachers as well as other ...

Central and South America - Finding Jobs and Employment -- Tommy Hayes
Employment in Central America can be found as a volunteer or in a tourism-based job. Several English speaking communities have sprung up and especially cater to job seekers from the U.S., Canada, and ...

Cusco, Peru -- Christian Marks
I love Cusco, Peru. It's a great, safe, walking, tourist city. They cater to foreigners. Cusco lives and dies by tourism. When you come to Cusco (and you will come one day to see Machupicchu) ...

History of the Carnival in Rio -- Candis Reade
The record of the history of the carnival in Rio is dated in year 1723. Refugees from the islands of Portuguese of Cabo Verde and Acores, Madeira has introduced the Entrudo. The idea is generally to ...

Adventure Travel in Peru - Welcome to the Big City, Country Boy -- Vic Hanson
When I first came to Peru, I lived in Arequipa for over four months while I was studying Spanish. Even though I grew up on a farm in Minnesota, I had lived in Tokyo and Los Angeles for about 20 years ...

Travel Adventure in Peru - The Jungle -- Vic Hanson
I hadn't been to the jungle yet here in Peru so when my friends Claudia and Cindy invited me to go with them to help do some work at a children's camp in the central jungle, I eagerly ...

Adventure Travel In Peru - Hiking The Inca Trail To Machu Picchu -- Vic Hanson
After months of planning and over a year of dreaming about it, I finally got on a bus from Arequipa to go to Cusco to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. My friend Milana from Los Angeles, who I ...

Adventures in Peru - Arequipa Seven Summits - Nevado Pichu Pichu -- Vic Hanson
While hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, I briefly met Smiley, a fellow thru-hiker. The following year he sent me an email saying he wanted to come to Southern Peru to climb the Arequipa area mountains, ...

Adventures in Peru - Arequipa Seven Summits - Nevado Ampato -- Vic Hanson
Nevado Ampato - 20,630 feet Dec. 5th & 6th I had asked a guide friend of mine from Lima about the driving directions to Ampato, and he said that after turning off the main highway, it was hard to ...

Living in Costa Rica - A First Week of Adventures and Shopping -- William Clanton
I am experiencing Costa Rica from the ground-up - literally. Due to my semi-remote location and the fact that I don't yet have a car means I am putting my soles to the ground and hoofing it up ...

La Fortuna, Costa Rica - Home to the Constantly Active Arenal Volcano & a 230 Foot Waterfall -- William Clanton
Costa Rica's "WOW" factor is in overdrive in the La Fortuna area. Located 90 kilometers Northwest of San José in the Alejuela Province on the boarder of the Guanacaste Province, La Fortuna is a ...

Costa Rica Culture and Crime Discussion - 25 Year Resident & Visitor Responds -- William Clanton
Patrick Mach first came to Costa Rica 25 years ago. Since his initial visit Patrick has run a Costa Rica Bed and Breakfast, become fluent in Spanish via a Costa Rica language emersion school and ...

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica - 'Gobsmacked by Natural Beauty' -- William Clanton
My family just returned from our first trip to Manuel Antonio. All I can say is WOW! I had to share. The drive from Puriscal to Manuel Antonio was a breeze. No pot holes or bad roads and not at all ...

Costa Rica's Cost of Living - Can I Really Live on $700 a Month?! -- William Clanton
A reoccurring question about Costa Rica from those considering moving, retiring or buying a second/vacation home in the area is, "What is the Costa Rica cost of living?" Yes you can still live in ...
Re: Costa Rica's Cost of Living - Can I Really Live on $700 a Month?! -- Joe Chinn
I am a little confused. The second example shows lawyer fees of $400 per MONTH? How can that be? How does owning a home and car require that legal amount monthly? Surely that is a one time cost. Is ...

7 Important Traveling Tips When Traveling in South America -- Benny Horowitz
Land of the Incas, wildlife of the Amazon, Patagonia, Easter Island - yes, you guessed right, we are talking about South America. Most definitely, you will not be able to visit all of these during ...

Peru - The Magic Country -- Alejandro Guevara Onofre
PERUVIAN ANCESTRY: Benjamin Bratt (actor): His movies include: Shadown Hunter (1992), Demolition Man (1993), Kill or Be Killed (1993), Woman Undone (1995) and Exiled (1998). Yma Sumac (actress and ...

Fun Facts About El Salvador -- Alejandro Guevara Onofre
DID YOU KNOW THAT… El Salvador hosted the 2002 Central American and Caribbean Sports Games. More than 2 million tickets were available for the 2002 Central American and Caribbean Games. DID YOU ...

Fun Facts About Nicaragua -- Alejandro Guevara Onofre
DID YOU KNOW THAT… In the 1940s, baseball became the most popular sport in the country, thanks to such as Chino Melendez, Crisanto Adan Balmaceda Castrillo, Alfredo Garcia Mencia, Roberto Martinez, ...

Fun Facts About Chile -- Alejandro Guevara Onofre
DID YOU KNOW THAT… Chile has many idols: Claudio Arrau (pianist), Gabriela Mistral (writer), Pablo Neruda (writer), Nicolas Massu (sportsman), Fernando Gonzalez (sportsman), Miriam Hernandez ...

Fun Facts About Brazil -- Alejandro Guevara Onofre
DID YOU KNOW THAT… Without a doubt, the most famous singer in Brazil history is Antonio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim. His best song is “The Girl From Ipanema”. It is a symbol of Brazil. ...

Fun Facts About Dominican Republic -- Alejandro Guevara Onofre
DID YOU KNOW THAT… Dominican Oscar de la Renta is one of the best-known fashion designers of the 21st century. He was born on July 22, 1932, in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, ...

Fascinating Facts About Puerto Rico -- Alejandro Guevara Onofre
DID YOU KNOW THAT... “Santiago, the Story of his New Life” is a great Puerto Rican film.It was directed by Jacobo Morales. “Santiago, the Story of his New Life” was nominated for the Best ...

Fascinating Facts About Costa Rica -- Alejandro Guevara Onofre
DID YOU KNOW THAT… Costa Rica is beloved by tourists for its national parks, beautiful beaches, traditions, friendly people and perfect climate. DID YOU KNOW THAT… The Costa Rican democracy is ...

Amazing Facts About Mexico And Mexicans -- Alejandro Guevara Onofre
Did You Know... Mexico has 27 World Heritage Sites. It has more World Heritage Sites than Australia (17), Brazil (18), Canada (14), Egypt (7), Greece (17), Peru (10), Japan (14) and the United States ...

Fascinating Facts About Mexico City -- Alejandro Guevara Onofre
DID YOU KNOW... Mexico City, also known as Federal District, is the largest metropolis in Latin America. About 20 per cent of the country`s people live in this wonderful city , one of the most ...

Fascinating Facts About Ecuador -- Alejandro Guevara Onofre
DID YOU KNOW THAT…Christina María Aguilera, who is a famous American singer, has Ecuadorian origin.His father was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador.Only 26 years, she has already made a place for herself ...

Ecuador Weather -- Kent Pinkerton
Ecuador is located in the tropics of South America. The terrain of Ecuador consists of coastal plain, inter-Andean central highlands, and the eastern jungle. The weather is tropical in the Amazonian ...

Mexico - One of the Best Places to Live and Retire -- Stephanie Hofstetler
The United Mexican States, better known as Mexico, has got to have the best retirement deal for foreign retirees. "Why," you ask. You're asking me why I think Mexico has one of the best places ...

Belize - One of the Best Countries to Retire -- Stephanie Hofstetler
How many people do you know have heard of the country called Belize? Honestly, I have never heard of the Caribbean country until now. So I started to do a little research and so should you. But once ...

Why is Brazil One of the Best Places to Retire? Affordable Retirement Living on $66 a Day -- Stephanie Hofstetler
Are you receiving a $2,000 monthly pension and looking for a country, where the weather is warm and the locals easily flashes you with a welcome smile? If yes, then you could consider spending the ...

Why is Costa Rica One of the Best Places to Retire? -- Stephanie Hofstetler
Foreigners just love going to Costa Rica, and sometimes those planned short visits could make one ponder and consider the possibility of staying in the Central American country after retirement. The ...

Why is Ecuador One of the Best Places to Retire in the World? Affordable Retirement Living For One -- Stephanie Hofstetler
The Republic of Ecuador is fast becoming the number one best retirement haven in the world. One could sum up retirement in this South American country in one cliché-value for your money. If ...

Paying For Your Self-Indulgence By Living the Life of An Expatriate -- Robert Forst
It isn't very comforting to contemplate living on an inadequate income, forced to draw excessive supplementary funds from your IRA as you age and perhaps manifest some serious signs of ill ...

Brazil - Past & Present -- Adriaan P.
Brazil was born 8,000 years ago with the arrival of the first indigenous people that crossed the Bering land island into Alaska, coming from the North & Central Americas. During the 16th century ...

Driving in Oaxaca, Mexico -- Alvin Starkman
RULES OF THE ROAD -- Give one example of an oxymoron. You guessed it. But just when you think you’re comfortable driving in this city, apparently without hardfast or enforced regulations, there you ...

The Rich Sounds of Oaxaca -- Alvin Starkman
Remember your auditory sense: It is said that while in Oaxaca, if you don’t look up while sightseeing, you’ll miss a lot (i.e. centuries old detailed carvings, moldings and frescos, trees growing ...

A Proud Family Tradition...Casa Santiago: Rug Weavers in Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca -- Alvin Starkman
Porfirio Santiago is at his loom, diligently weaving a massive 2 x 3 meter rug with traditional designs, from memory, with representations of Zapotec diamonds, rainfall, maize and mountains…just as ...

Suggested tour routes for Oaxaca, Mexico -- Alvin Starkman
NOTE: The following are only suggested routes, and are subject to revision, additions and deletions depending on the specific interests of the client. They have been designed to maximize the ...

Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido and other Pacific coastal destinations: The Drive -- Alvin Starkman
Travelers to the state of Oaxaca frequently inquire about the drive from the City of Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido and other coastal destinations, expressing concerns about the length of the trip, ...

Oaxaca, Money and Exchange: A Primer -- Alvin Starkman
You don’t need to take travelers’ checks, ATM’s are common, safe and reliable, and while pesos and American cash rule, a VISA card will get you through your trip to Oaxaca. But there ...

Medical and dental treatment and coverage in Oaxaca, Mexico -- Alvin Starkman
When I first gave up the practice of law in Toronto in favor of early retirement in Oaxaca, I assumed that the years I would add to my life by leading a much more stress-free existence in Mexico, ...

My trip to Ecuador (Part 5) - Pre-Columbian ceramics in Bahia -- Robin Tim Day BSc MSc BEd
Here are some photos of very old ceramics. They are perfect pre-Columbian pieces from a private collection, in a clothing store, near the market in Bahia. I ask to see and photograph some pieces and ...

My trip to Ecuador (Part 1) - 3 countries in one -- Robin Tim Day BSc MSc BEd
I just spent 6 months in Ecuador October 2007 to April 2008 and found it one of the best places internationally. In fact I am going back for another winter. Ecuador has Amazon, Andes and Pacific ...

My trip to Ecuador (Part 2) -- Robin Tim Day BSc MSc BEd
The native skeleton (first picture), in excellect condition, with perfect teeth, was found in the back yard of a family in Manglaralto, coastal Ecuador. The body had a pottery jar with clay stamps ...

My trip to Ecuador (Part 3) -- Robin Tim Day BSc MSc BEd
This rubber-booted cowboy (first picture below) in San Isidro, Ecuador, is about 15 yrs. Beef and dairy farming is important here. Corn is grown on steep hillsides. Behind him is the central park ...

My trip to Ecuador (Part 4) - Jama and San Isidro -- Robin Tim Day BSc MSc BEd
The kid with the big mop of hair (first picture below) reminds me of someone in the Bart Simpson cartoons. He is learning English, loves soccer and is in the friendly coastal village of Jama on the ...

Getting to Acapulco, Mexico -- Orson Johnson
Acapulco is a Mexican resort town that is a popular travel destination for visitors, especially those from the United States of America. This is no doubt due to its delectable Mexican cuisine, ...

San Jose Costa Rica Travel Guidelines -- David Urmann
There are tips to keep in mind whenever you travel in San Jose, Costa Rica with your friends and family. This will be very helpful to ensure your enjoyment and safety. San Jose, Costa Rica typically ...

Rio – the land of entertainment and fun! -- David Urmann
White sands, blue waters, clear skies and loads of fun – that is what Rio de Janeiro offers to all its visitors! For those who are looking for lodging options here, need not worry as there are ...

Re: I am American teaching English to Mexicans in Mexico. Does anyone know why teachers cannot keep -- davii
where do you teach? i think that it is more of the culture in mexico. make more communication with the parents about the statisitics of success with English and also tell them more of what their ...
Re: I am American teaching English to Mexicans in Mexico. Does anyone know why teachers cannot keep -- Gloria C
I suspect that the reason you lose students is because you are teaching with and American style. Although using fun methods seems great for the U.S. the families of your students probably expect a ...

Re: Mexican Survival: Communication -- rosalind hughes
I would like to know how resourceful is this information, and exactly what is the mexican survival is this a paper in mexico, and who is david bower, is he is a writer there in mexico? please respond ...

Teaching in Mexico -- Mike Robles
I am a recently retired California teacher and coach. I would like to continue teaching near our Bajamar home. Do you have any contacts, ideas or advice. Michael Robles 4791 Endeavor Lane Carlsbad, ...

Re: Cost of living in Baja Mexico? -- steve
Yes, it's true. The "touristy" communities south of the border are very expensive. A cheap hotel is $80.00. Restaurant prices are high -- thus the comparison to San Diego. However, TJ has a very ...

Re: Mexican Living: Doctors, Doctors, Doctors -- Ramona Ross
\-|"> Thank you for your comments about Mexican Doctors, Lance. Your are absolutely right and hit the main point: Mexican doctors really care about their patients. They even consider them their ...
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