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Packing List Colombia – everything you’ll need for your trip

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Packing List Colombia – everything you’ll need for your trip Colombia is pure diversity and it won’t be a boring trip at all. No matter if you want to travel Colombia for a few weeks or even months, this packing list will help you pack the things you need on your trip. Don’t trust the weather forecast When my boyfriend visited me in Bogotá and a bit later my best friend from Canada, they both asked me what to pack. What did I tell them? Sunscreen and a rain jacket! Even the most beautiful and sunny day can turn into…

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How much are 4 Days in Colombia’s Coffee Region

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How much are 4 Days in Colombia’s Coffee Region Colombia’s Coffee Region is a must for everyone that loves green landscapes. Don’t worry if you don’t like any coffee, there’s plenty to do here. The colourful facades of Salento and Filandia seem like a daydream. How much I spent in 4 days travelling the Coffee Zone aka Eje Cafetero or Zona Cafetera here in this post: My itinerary for 4 days in Colombia’s Coffee Region Day 0: Fight from Bogotá to Pereira Day 1: Salento and hiking in Valle de Cocora Day 2: Day trip to Filandia Day 3: Coffee Farm near Salento, then…

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Colombia – How to get a SIM card with data

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Colombia – how to get a prepaid SIM card with data I’ve been living in Bogotá for almost three months now, but even if I’d only stayed a few weeks, I would’ve gotten a SIM card with data. It makes life a lot easier. I started with a SIM card from a different operator (etb), but after a short while it stopped working. Also the registration process was a little awkward, so I decided to look for a different operator. The type of SIM card I need prepaid: it has to be a prepaid one so I am in control of…

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Two Passports? All you need to know

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Two Passports – is that possible and why? Certain countries don’t get along that well and others require visas that need some time to get. So what can you do when your passport is at an embassy and you need to travel? —> Get a second passport! At least in Austria it’s possible to own two passports. Who’s eligible, why get one and what the differences are, that’s all covered in this post: Why can you get two valid passports? Like already mentioned, some countries aren’t the biggest friends, that can lead to long waiting times at immigration or even…

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10 Smart Tips For Hiking in The Rain

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10 Smart Tips For Hiking in The Rain I know checking the weather is part of the routine when you’re planning a hike, but sometimes we just have to face the rain. For instance, areas that are close to large bodies of water have a higher chance of getting rain than sectors that don’t. There’s more to it than I can explain, but it’s all part of nature and science. Fortunately, because of this knowledge, we can prepare ourselves better for a hike. Some hiking trails may experience rain, but that doesn’t have to stop us from going to it….

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Diagnosis: Credit Card hacked – or why I own 2 Credit Cards

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Diagnosis: Credit Card hacked – or why I own 2 Credit Cards It happened again! It frightens at first and then it’s just annoying. What am I talking about? My credit card got copied or hacked for the second time now. And I’m far from home and everything seems complicated when it really isn’t. Diagnosis: Credit Card hacked or cloned Back when I lived in Spain my credit card got copied somewhere or some website I used wasn’t safe enough. My bill back then was about 3000€ – the limit of my card. I only found out about this, when…

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How much are 4 days on San Andrés including Diving?

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How much are 4 days on San Andrés including Diving? I love lists and breaking down costs – so that’s why I wrote down everything I spent during my 4-day-trip to San Andrés in Colombia. I’ve also gathered a lot of recommendations for you here as well. Itinerary for 4 days on San Andrés Day 0: arriving in San Andrés late night, after a flight from Bogotá (approx. 2 hours flight time) Day 1: Diving Day 2: Diving Day 3: Diving Day 4: discovering the island with a scooter, visiting Ecofiwi and enjoying the ocean. I had a late night flight back to Botogá Find your…

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Mexico – How to get a prepaid SIM card with data

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How to get a prepaid SIM card with data in Mexico When I know I’ll be travelling in a country for more than a week, I prefer getting a local prepaid SIM card. Reason? I want to be reachable and able to look up things whenever I need or want to. In the EU roaming charges will be a thing of the past soon (yeahh!), but roaming data is just ridiculously expensive if you use your SIM card from home. I’ve gotten prepaid SIM cards in Mexico twice now, and today I’ll show you how easy that is. The type of…

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