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How to Get a Replacement Passport While Travelling

How to Get a Replacement Passport While Travelling

Your passport is the most important document you will ever own, as a traveller at least.  If the worst should happen and your passport is stolen, do not worry – this need not mean the end of your trip.  An inconvenience, definitely, and extra expense for sure, but in most cases you can continue travelling with just a few minor adjustments.  After having my passport stolen in Ecuador, here is my story of how I managed to get a replacement…

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The Photo That Cost Me $500

The Photo That Cost Me $500

I had already been to Ecuador back in November, and had visited Quito, Mindo, Latacunga, the Quilatoa Lake, Guayaquil, and, of course, the Galapagos Islands.  But I had left Ecuador suddenly, and there was just one thing left on my “must-do” list: The Swing at the End of the World.  I had seen pictures of this swing in the town of Baños that looks like you are swinging into nothingness, and really wanted to see it for myself.  I had the…

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Pickpockets in Barcelona: 10 Tips to beat the scams!

Pickpockets in Barcelona: 10 Tips to beat the scams!

Violent crime in Barcelona is virtually non-existent. Pickpockets in Barcelona are, on the other hand, annoyingly common.  I am surprised how often people ask me if I feel safe here, as they have heard it’s a dangerous place!   It is very rare that belongings are taken by force or with any threat of force; but pickpocketing is a problem. Pickpocketing is pretty common, especially in busy tourist areas like Las Ramblas and the metro, as it is not a crime here…

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