Wednesday, 22 November 2017 by

In 2013, one week before my flight to Cancún and eventually to Havana, I got so sick that ended up canceling my ticket and I’m glad I did. More than four years later, I finally made it and was actually happy I didn’t rush going in 2013 because I got to explore the country more in depth

Day 1: Arrive in Havana in the evening, money exchange, try sharing a cab to the city center, check in to accommodation; Day 2: Explore the Old Havana, take a walking tour around the historical center (The tour I took lasted 3,5 hours and packed with A LOT of great information.);  Day 3-4: Viñales: hike

Đi chơi thì vui mà xin visa thì ôi thôi là mệt não, mình xin tóm gọn kinh nghiệm xin visa du lịch mấy nước Nam Trung Mỹ đã từng đi qua. Mình mang hộ chiếu Việt Nam và dù từng sinh sống ở Mỹ mình không có thẻ xanh thẻ đỏ gì hết nha.

Nghe Nguyên kể về cuộc sống “đi học, đi chơi, đi tắm biển” của em ở Colombia mà ham. Song cơ hội không phải tự nhiên mà đến. Dù còn rất trẻ, Nguyên đã ý thức được tầm quan trọng của việc học ngoại ngữ và đeo đuổi những cơ hội được trải nghiệm và

Bolivia: First Time Q&A

Monday, 19 June 2017 by
[English – Tiếng Việt] “I’m traveling to La Paz, Bolivia this summer for studying abroad and I’m a little nervous because I’ve never flown anywhere out of the country before and my sisters keep scaring me about traveling down south…” a young friend recently wrote to me (not that I’m old, she’s just younger). I

[English – Tiếng Việt] I got robbed for the third time in South America, this time in La Paz, Bolivia (the first two were in Peru). With a minor panic attack, I ran into Tatiana on my way back to Pirwa – the hostel where we were working at the time, she at the reception

[English – Tiếng Việt] Medellín is Colombia’s second largest city with a population of 2.5 million residents. It was once known as the most violent city in the world due to the massive drug cartels in the 1980s. Over the years, Medellín has revolted and became an attractive destination for many, myself included. It was where my

How did South America happen?

Friday, 14 October 2016 by
[English – Tiếng Việt] South America is the story I tell repeatedly as it was not only the longest single trip I have done thus far (5 countries in 6 months) but also with loads of unforgettable moments and life-changing experiences. I learned a new language, explored the places I never knew they existed on earth,

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[Có tiếng Việt bên dưới] Galápagos islands are recognized as World Heritage Site by UNESCO, but they weren’t on my list before I arrived to Ecuador because I thought it might be out of my budget. I booked the flight only one week in advance, didn’t have any accommodation reservation (as usual) and came here with little

[English – Tiếng Việt] Ecuador offers visa exemption for most countries, including Vietnam, up to 90 days. Ecuadorean official currency is US dollar, like Panama. My visit was in late October – early November 2014. The country isn’t big but has such diverse biogeography, divided into four main regions: La Costa (the coast), La Sierra (the highlands), La

I didn’t keep a journal when I spent three days in November 2014 here so I’ll let the photos speak. There was A LOT of hiking but because you’d be surrounded by breath-taking scenery so it was all worth it. Recommended time: at least 3 days. →My complete & comprehensive Peru itinerary ♥ Lúc đi

[Kéo xuống để đọc tiếng Việt] The Machu Picchu is absolutely magical and I can understand why it’s ranked first on many wish-lists. However, my personal experience in Huaraz and Chachapoyas would arguable top the iconic Inca ruin of Peru. Although getting in and out Chachapoyas was quite a challenge with heavy rain and landslides, I’d