South America

Why so many digital nomads choose Medellin, Colombia

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While the digital nomad community keeps growing, some cities become more popular among digital nomads. One city that has been running on top of this list is Medellin. The South American city has been attracting a lot of digital nomads the last couple of years. Today we want to share with you what makes this fast-growing city so desirable among digital nomads[...]

A magical train journey: Aboard the Tren de la Libertad in Ecuador

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I love train journeys, and when you visit a country that is so diverse and beautiful as Ecuador, a train journey is an absolute must-do. There are many historical train routes in Ecuador and you can take day trips as well as multiple-day train journeys to see the country change at minimum speed. I had the pleasure of fitting a day trip with the Liberty Train[...]

5 Instagrammers to make you fall in love with Chile

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While most of my personal bucket list countries lie in the far north of the northern hemisphere, there is one place in the south, that is constantly on my mind: Chile. There is something so mysterious about this country that stretches for thousands of miles from the dry desert of the Atacama to the fjords and glaciers of southern Patagonia. It is over 10 [...]

10 things I've learned while teaching in Chile

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Teaching is often a go-to profession for those of us who want to see the world, I’ve been teaching English as a second language for 3 years now, with 1 year in Japan and 2 years here in Chile under my belt. I’m lucky enough to get to travel, immerse myself in new cultures - and still get paid! I would recommend this job to anyone. But this lifestyle isn't j[...]

A different world in the Atacama Desert

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Atacama Desert in Chile is otherworldly. The rugged, dusty, red terrain is so unusual that it is often used as a substitute for Mars in Hollywood films. And the fact that it’s hot, dry and at high altitude means the desert has some of the clearest night skies on earth, and is supposedly the best place in the world for star gazing. That's why it’s home to the[...]

The Travelettes Itinerary: Hiking in Patagonia

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“Don’t ask about the weather forecast, it’s Patagonia” is scrawled on a sign outside one of the campsites on the W-trek. I first saw Patagonia on Pinterest. I can't remember what I was searching for. But I remember the mountain. Ice capped, mythical, surrounded by water tinted a shade of blue all its own. But there it was amid recipes for banana muffins a[...]

Photos which will whisk you away to Chile's Rainbow City of Valparaiso

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Located on 44 hills which cascade into the Pacific Ocean, Valparaiso was my last stop in Chile and perhaps my favorite. I only had a day here, which was just enough time to get to grips with the rainbow city, but not quite long enough to explore every nook and cranny of the city, something which I would have loved to do, but perhaps which would take a lifeti[...]

Wondrous wildlife in Puerto Madryn

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I’m hopeful. As we set sail from Puerto Pirámides, our guide Sebastian confidently assures us that we have a ‘100% chance’ of seeing Southern Right Whales today. He’s not wrong. Almost as soon as we get out into the deeper water a mother and baby are spotted from the team’s lookout point. Whale watching season is in full swing in Puerto Madryn in Patagoni[...]

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