North Korea is, no doubt, a unique country to travel to. The places that visitors are allowed to see and the activities they can do are restricted by the government. And a very structured official itinerary offers neither time for “free roaming” nor “meeting locals”. Things that the majority of … more »
The joy of traveling in Cambodia
When you travel to new places with no specific expectations, you’re likely to be pleasantly surprised. That’s what’s happening to me right now in Cambodia. We decided to travel around Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam and, by default, I know more about the history, culture and people of both the … more »
Paris is not a great travel destination in the middle of July. Places are crowded, the charm of little cobblestone streets is replaced by loud groups of tourists and it’s impossible to appreciate the facade of any fairly famous building or monument without encountering smiling faces and jumping bodies, posing … more »
Friendly monsters in Times Square!
Spotted in one of the most iconic places in New York City, Times Square, these creatures were roaming around looking for tourists. Were they friendly offering cookies and hugs around?! Oh no… those are the Cookie Monster and Elmo from the past! Now they click photos with the tourists and charge … more »
What type of traveler are you?
It’s funny how your style of travel can change as you spend more time on the road. When we quit our jobs in September 2011 to start traveling full-time, we started calling ourselves “backpackers”. In fact, we were more than that: we were “backpackers on a budget”. I remember one … more »
The Statue of Marketing
The Statue of Liberty is the perfect example of how the USA sure knows how to market its country and everything that is produced in it! Not wanting to undermine the statue and its historical meaning, I must say that a first visit to this iconic construction can be quite disappointing. After … more »
Viscacha’s are little rabbit like creatures, also known as the Andean rabbit. We were walking around Machu Picchu and were close to a bunch of french tourists when this one and two others showed up. They scampered around like crazy, on top of rocks, under cracks and crevices, and to … more »