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Food Tour & Cooking Class in Bogota with 5Bogota

Food Tour & Cooking Class in Bogota with 5Bogota

You must be realising by now that I am a huge food fan.  Everywhere I visit I am trying to take as many cooking classes and food tours as possible, from a tapas tour in Barcelona to a cooking class in Mexico City, and learning how to make chocolate in Belize, I am always on the lookout for food related activities!  When I was trying to decide what to do in Bogota, there weren’t many options for a cooking class or…

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Las Gachas and Guadalupe Colombia: The Ultimate Guide

Las Gachas and Guadalupe Colombia: The Ultimate Guide

I first came to Guadalupe Colombia in June 2016.  It was one of the last places I visited in South America before I flew home, and was one of my favourites.  This tiny town in the Santander region of Colombia was barely on the map back then, I’d read one blog article about Las Gachas, the natural plunge pools nearby, and my hostel in Bucaramanga recommended that I come here.  So, I came.  There was one hostel, one decent restaurant,…

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Why Diving in Utila is the Best in the World

Why Diving in Utila is the Best in the World

Utila is one of the best places in the world for scuba diving.  You may not have heard of this little island off the coast of Honduras, but if you want to learn to dive, or to dive in in one of the best locations for scuba diving, you had better learn more about Utila!  I took my PADI diving course in Utila, and here’s why I think diving in Utila is the best in the world : READ MORE:…

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Uyuni Salt Flats: El Salar de Uyuni Tour in Bolivia

Uyuni Salt Flats: El Salar de Uyuni Tour in Bolivia

The Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia are truly incredible.  One of the highlights of my time in South America as a whole, and an experience not to be missed in Bolivia.  Actually, the first time I went to Bolivia, I decided to skip el Salar de Uyuni.  That was a mistake, although I still had a great time exploring Sucre, Samaipata & La Paz!  Luckily, I had the time, and the flexibility to be able to return to Bolivia later…

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Tips for a First-Time Visitor to Italy

Tips for a First-Time Visitor to Italy

I adore Italy. It is hard to resist Italy’s incredible food and wines, the diverse scenery and awesome architecture. With so many possibilities, it can be overwhelming for visitors, especially for those making their first trip to Italy. Many first-time travelers are left wondering where to go, which foods to try, what are the best options for homes for rent in Italy and how to travel. To help, we’ve written this brief guide that offers important tips for those traveling…

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Ten Awesome Things to Do in Mexico City

Ten Awesome Things to Do in Mexico City

Mexico City is a behemoth.  Around 22 million people live here, and it has a reputation for being dirty, dangerous and choked with traffic. Unfortunately earthquakes in Mexico City have been known to occur too, with a serious one hitting in September 2017.  However, I didn’t find CDMX any more dangerous than any other big city in the world, and if you skip Mexico City on your Mexico vacation you are seriously missing out.  With a UNESCO listed historic centre,…

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Five Essential Tips for Low Cost Travel

Five Essential Tips for Low Cost Travel

Jetting off on holiday in the coming months? Taking a vacation can be one of the most exciting periods of anyone’s year – but the costs do tend to rack up. Travel isn’t cheap, and neither is the cost of living in most countries. Here are five essential tips to help you keep your costs as low as possible, so you can enjoy your vacation without breaking the bank! Avoid Tourist Areas Unfortunately, most tourists are seen as marks for…

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Cuna Maya Hotel – Copan Ruinas, Honduras

Cuna Maya Hotel – Copan Ruinas, Honduras

Copan Ruinas was my first stop in Honduras.  Just across the border with Guatemala, it was a shame not to visit another country on my way past.  I didn’t expect to stay in Honduras long, but I quickly saw that there was more to Honduras than the media may tell you.  Forget the warnings about safety in Honduras, Copan was one of the safest places I visited in Central America!  When looking for where to stay in Copan Honduras, I…

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Taste Belize Food Tours: The Best of Belize Culture

Taste Belize Food Tours: The Best of Belize Culture

As you may know, I love food.  I love food experiences, from cooking classes in Guatemala, to food tours in Mexico, and of course eating everything I can!  On my travels, I try to learn as much as I can about the local cuisine, which is an integral part of the culture in any country.  Through food, you can understand traditions, how each group of people developed their own methods of cooking with local ingredients, and how the culture changes…

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Ten Quick Travel Tips for Cuba

Ten Quick Travel Tips for Cuba

I am always fascinated by peoples opinions of Cuba, as going to Cuba can cause mixed reactions.  Travel to Cuba is not always easy, so make sure you prepare for your trip as much as you can!  I asked Antoine from Traveling Life to share his thoughts and travel tips for Cuba to help you plan your perfect Cuba vacation. Cuba is a truly unique place. No other country gives such a strong ‘time warp’ feeling, inviting tourists to step…

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