Peru, a summary [The Americas – #chronicles 2022]

It has taken me ages to get inspired to write again, and to be honest I’m still not very excited about it, but I do want to keep a record of what’s been happening on this trip, so here it goes. (I reckon I will add more to this post in the future, but forContinue reading “Peru, a summary [The Americas – #chronicles 2022]”

The Galápagos – What I’ve learn from going to the Galapagos on a budget (And what I’ve learnt from sea lions) [The Americas – #chronicles 2022]

Below there’s a description of my time at the Galapagos but also some tips about doing it on a budget. I mainly based my research on this incredible blog: https://randomtrip.net/galapagos (thank you Ines and Chris! Your information was precious) and then figured out my own way when I got to the islands) Tips: you reallyContinue reading “The Galápagos – What I’ve learn from going to the Galapagos on a budget (And what I’ve learnt from sea lions) [The Americas – #chronicles 2022]”

Medellin. For the community. With the community. By the community. [The Americas – #chronicles 2022]

From narco city to transformational city. This is how I will always remember Medellín. This was supposed to be one of the most dangerous cities I visited during my 6 months travelling and it proved to be welcoming, inspirational and one of the best experiences I had in Colombia. One of the things I likedContinue reading “Medellin. For the community. With the community. By the community. [The Americas – #chronicles 2022]”

Medellin – where did time go? [The Americas – #chronicles 2022]

I could have sworn that I only spent a couple of days in Medellin, but no… one week went by and I didn’t even noticed it. Apparently other people felt the same. The time just runs away from you in Medellin. And yes, just like so many other people, I fell in love with Medellin.Continue reading “Medellin – where did time go? [The Americas – #chronicles 2022]”

Cali – it’s a trap! (The best kind of trap)

Cali is a trap. You go there, want to stay for a few days and then continuously extend your trip until you: 1) run out of money 2) get kicked out or 3) die of and old age. It’s a trap. We all know it, we’ve all experienced it, we wouldn’t change it :p I’mContinue reading “Cali – it’s a trap! (The best kind of trap)”

Bogota – an introduction to Colombia [The Americas – #chronicles 2022]

Getting to Colombia was no easy feat. It was an absolute shitshow at the airport, with 3-hours long massive immigration control queues. They then lost my bag, and after 1hour an Avianca staff member finally found the bag. Following these 4 hours delay and constantly texting my cab driver to tell him not to pickContinue reading “Bogota – an introduction to Colombia [The Americas – #chronicles 2022]”

La Fortuna & Monteverde – Costa Rica [The Americas – #chronicles 2022]

La fortuna and Monteverde are some of the most touristy areas in Costa, and there’s a good reason for that. Both places are absolutely gorgeous, even during rainy season. As usual, tips first: Hostels selina… maybe I was just unlucky, but I think Selina chain hostels have a specific vibe ( at least La fortunaContinue reading “La Fortuna & Monteverde – Costa Rica [The Americas – #chronicles 2022]”

Costa Rica, a summary [The Americas – #chronicles 2022]

When I first planned going to Costa Rica I intended to stay for a month. I had big plans! Rainforest, hikes up volcanos, beach time and seeing loads of animals, sloths, sloths sloths and turtles. After one week and a half I realised that actually, my plans to Costa Rica would probably change very soon.Continue reading “Costa Rica, a summary [The Americas – #chronicles 2022]”

Manuel Antonio – Costa Rica [The Americas – #chronicles 2022]

Manuel Antonio…. The place where I started to really relax. And the place where I changed half my plans about the next few months. It was a beautiful adventure. I was only supposed to stay for 3 days and ended up staying for 7. I met incredible people, saw sloths up close, a ridiculous amountContinue reading “Manuel Antonio – Costa Rica [The Americas – #chronicles 2022]”

Tortuguero – Costa Rica [The Americas – #chronicles 2022]

I’ve spent the past 4 days in Tortuguero, Costa Rica, One of the most remote places I’ve ever been to. This is a quick summary of the past 4 days. Practical details at the top, and you can scroll down for “boring Mariana thoughts and experiences” & last minute tips at the bottom. One ofContinue reading “Tortuguero – Costa Rica [The Americas – #chronicles 2022]”