Blablacar

Ever heard of Blablacar?  If not, I´m happy to tell you! Blablacar is a way of car pooling – which means that you share a ride with someone. Why you might ask? 1. What's in it for you? Saving money, time and meet new people! In a lot of countries (for example Brazil and Mexico) it's… Continue reading Blablacar

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How to seriously save money while traveling – Part 2 – Accommodation (Latin America)

My budget is usually 20 usd/day, at a maximum 30 usd. How is that possible you might ask? It is definitely harder in some countries (like Brazil, Chile and Argentina) – but not impossible – especially if you look at the average cost over a month for example. In other countries you can easily live… Continue reading How to seriously save money while traveling – Part 2 – Accommodation (Latin America)

20 Golden rules for not getting robbed – How not to give papaya (Latin America)

So, after 2 years traveling through Central and South America - so far lucky enough not getting robbed - I thought it could be good to share the things I follow that might have helped me keep my things for me. This is my 20 Golden Rules (No particular order)   1. Never put your… Continue reading 20 Golden rules for not getting robbed – How not to give papaya (Latin America)

All you need to know before traveling with local buses (Latin America) – Part 1 – How to

Local buses, microbús, chicken bus, camionetas, camiones, bús, autobús, metrobús, As a common saying in Sweden: loved child has a lot of names. But even if it is loved - and used a lot - it could be a bit hard to find them - this is the complete guide! HOW? It could be a bit… Continue reading All you need to know before traveling with local buses (Latin America) – Part 1 – How to

How to seriously save money while traveling – Part 1 – Food (Latin America)

My budget is usually 20 usd a day, at a maximum 30 usd. How is that possible you might ask? I would say that it’s a bit hard in countries like Brazil and Argentina, especially if you travel around a lot - but I would say it’s possible “over time”, as the average cost -… Continue reading How to seriously save money while traveling – Part 1 – Food (Latin America)

Top 10 Most Useful Free Apps for Your Trip in Latin America

Nowadays almost all people travel with a mobile device - and it can help make your travels much easier, more fun and even cheaper. Here is my llist of the most useful free apps to get your trip to Latin America going as smooth as possible.   1. SpanishDict + Free + Works Offline You… Continue reading Top 10 Most Useful Free Apps for Your Trip in Latin America

What’s easy to forget traveling – but oh so important to remember

Traveling often seems like the perfect way to look forward, maybe also to forget something bad that happened, to start something new – and a lot of traveling is all about the perks of doing what’s new. That’s in a lot of sense the thrill about it. Going to the next place, seeing new things,… Continue reading What’s easy to forget traveling – but oh so important to remember

How to get from Floripa to Guarda do Embaú – the cheapest way

So you prefer traveling cheap before traveling fast? You are at the right place. Here is the complete guide from Lagoa da Conceicao to Guarda do Embaú. Today I have been traveling around 4 hours – to get 100 km. Worth it? You decide! First take the bus from the hostel – good thing –… Continue reading How to get from Floripa to Guarda do Embaú – the cheapest way

Survival guide – how to survive as a vegetarian in Brazil

The Brazilians love their meat, and that a lot. Therefor - to be a vegetarian can sometimes be a bit tricky (as in all Latin American countries), and I must say that Bazil so far is one of the hardest to find vegetarian food. Even for food usually perfect for  vegatarians (read: bean stew) -… Continue reading Survival guide – how to survive as a vegetarian in Brazil

Couchsurfing – is it safe?

People tend to ask me if it is safe to couchsurf - and I would say yes. It is an excellent opportunity to meet new people and to see a city from the eyes of a local. But of course it is good to take some precautions - especially as a solo female traveller. This… Continue reading Couchsurfing – is it safe?