When December arrives in the Northern Hemisphere, our imagination tends to be filled with images of snow, evenings by the fire-place and hot drinks in our hands. A rather stereotypical Christmas postcard, isn’t it? Winter in Costa Rica, on the other hand, means that you will be nice and toasty … more »
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Today is Mother’s Day here in Guatemala. The atmosphere in the streets of Antigua is even a little more colorful than usual. There are people with flower arrangements in hand, folks printing photos of their Moms in mugs at the photo shop, and Moms hand in hand with kids getting … more »
Antigua is the most touristic spot in Guatemala. Apart from receiving a lot of short term visitors, the city is also a hot spot for expats, folks who wants to learn Spanish and digital nomads. Antigua is affordable by international standards, even though it is considerably pricier than the rest … more »
Around the Guatemalan city of Antigua, admiring volcanoes is one of the favorite tourist pastimes. For the more adventurous, climbing some of the them is also possible. Among the different volcano related activities offered in the former capital of Guatemala, hiking Pacaya Volcano is the most accessible one. Prices … more »
Guatemala is one of those countries that is severely underrated as a travel destination. We arrived here a few weeks ago and our experience here has been nothing short of mind blowing! After we got out of the fairly crazy Guatemala City we ended up in our AirBNB in Antigua. … more »
If art is about communication, it makes sense to take it to the streets so that it can reach the masses. That’s what street art is all about. But, in Chile, the Open Air Museum of San Miguel, Santiago is taking things to a whole new level! Mixart Cultural Centre … more »
It’s no secret that Indians have a hard time obtaining visas for travel. We have an entire section on Backpack ME dedicated to visas for Indians. Readers often come to this section to find information on how to handle the paperwork so that they can travel to their dream destinations. … more »
Ever since we started traveling full-time I don’t have the same feeling I used to have before: What?! It’s already December? The year went by FLYING!…” Now, I fly! Being in various places and occupying your time with different activities, time dilation becomes your best friend. Still, it somehow … more »
When it comes to natural beauty there is a certain cocktail of ingredients that definitely makes a country stand out. The most important ones are a low population density, a high variation in latitude, and varied climatic systems. There are several countries that check off these boxes. Naturally, the larger … more »
When thinking of Nicaragua, food is surely not the first thing that comes to mind. However, I would dare say that it actually is delicious. The good news is that Nicaragua has some amazing produce. For example, fruit is delicious, and the country is the biggest producer of beef and … more »