Category Archives for "Americas"

A Sea Safari in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Puerto Vallarta is a famous holiday destination on the Pacific coast of Mexico that has been drawing visitors for many decades. Its tropical climate makes it a superb year-round destination (if you don’t mind the rainy summer months) and the warm water makes it the perfect playground for all ocean lovers: sun worshippers who love […]

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7 Photo of the week: Tungurahua Volcano

Banos (Baños) is one of the most visited towns in Ecuador because of the adventure activities that can be enjoyed along the river and waterfalls and perhaps most important, Tungurahua volcano, one of the few active volcanoes in South America easily accessible and as mighty yet threatening as it can be. It is relatively easy […]

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9 Video: Traveling in Colombia

I recently had a chance to travel accross Colombia and have to say it offers everything I expected and more. The food is delicious, people are extremely welcoming  and there’s plenty to see all around the country. I began my trip in the South comming from Ecuador and finished it in Cartagena de Indias, one […]

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3 Photo of the week

The  financial and commercial embargo imposed on Cuba by the United States since 1960 has weakened this country’s economy for decades, bringing poverty to an otherwise naturally wealthy island in the caribbean. Ironically 6.6% of Cuba’s imports are from the U.S- in fact the U.S. is Cuba’s main  supplier of food and agricultural products, with […]

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10 Outdoor Adventures in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Mexico has been a well known tourist destination for many decades and not by chance. Well, perhaps the fact that it shares the longest border in the world between a first and third world country with the US has helped a bit, but it’s undeniable that the warm weather, fine beaches, cheap costs, thick jungles, […]

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17 Bogota: one great city in Colombia

It was not that long ago that Bogota was a city off limits to most people. In fact today only the travel savvy consider visiting Colombia’s capital, knowing that the dangerous days are long gone and a modern, cultural and invigorating city awaits those willing to venture there. I reached Bogota on an overnight bus […]

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10 The Best Street Market in Ecuador: Otavalo

Realistically Otavalo is famous for only one thing: its Saturday street market. Where as there’s a street market every day of the week and there are others in nearby towns, the Saturday market brings more indigenous sellers from remote villages and Otavalo boasts for a few hours a folklore difficult to beat. Otavalo village has […]

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4 Photo of the week: Teotihuacan

The Pyramid of the Sun is the largest  in Teotihuacan , ranking third in the world after the Great Pyramid of Cholula (Mexico) and the Great Pyramid of Giza (Egypt). Built by the Aztecs between the years 50 Ad and 200 AD it was bult as a sign of worship to the gods and human […]

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3 Things to Do in Villa de Leyva, Colombia

My van ride from Zipaquira to Villa de Leyva was probably one of the scariest of my life. Drivers speed beyond recklessness and accidents are frequent, but I was lucky enough not to participate in any despite numerous scares. Riding shotgun might have been more comfortable than sitting in the back, but under these circumstances […]

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11 The Catedral de Sal in Zipaquira, Colombia

Sure, there are many cathedrals around the world, some big, others small… but had you ever heard of a cathedral made of salt? About an hour north of Bogota, in the outskirts of Zipaquira, sits the Catedral de Sal, a unique construction open to tourists and available for official religious ceremonies alike. Considered one of […]

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14 Things to See and What to do in Banos, Ecuador

Located about 2 hours South East of Quito, Banos is Ecuador’s answer to those looking for a place where extreme sports and good hiking are musts in their travels. Despite what many travel guides and travelers say the town itself is not very attractive, with little to offer culturally-wise except for the town church and… […]

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1 Quito and La Mitad del Mundo

Welcome to the middle of the world. Literally. La Mitad del Mundo is one of the most interesting attractions in Quito, about one hour away from the capital’s city center. A must for any tourist, it is where the Equator line goes through with a little twist: officially, there is a huge monument marking the […]

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