Latin America

Here you’ll find all blog posts about Latin America: the most helpful travel tips, most exciting destinations, most spectacular itineraries, extensive packing lists and much more!

Termas Geometricas – An Oasis of Relaxation

I stumbled across pictures of the Termas Geometricas a while ago and I knew I had to visit them during my trip through Chile. I wanted to spend a day relaxing in beautiful hot waters. There are plenty of thermal springs throughout Chile all heated by surrounding volcanos. Some are “cold” thermal springs, others are so hot you cannot bathe in them. Some geysers close to San Pedro de Atacama are…

Packing List for Chile in August and September – Winter in Chile

Packing List for Chile in the Winter – August and September Chile is a wonderful country and I can only highly recommend a visit. Travel Chile in the winter, not summer. But careful – winter is from July to September and summer from December to February! February is peak season in Chile and I heard horror stories of sold out or even over-booked accommodations and super busy tourist attractions. I…

Salto del Laja – Chile’s Niagara Falls

Salto del Laja – a wonderful waterfall near Los Angeles, Chile On my way back to Santiago from Pucón I made a quick stop in Los Angeles. Wait? LA? Yes, there is a city called Los Angeles in Chile too. Neither the one California not the one in Chile are particularly exciting though. Los Angeles is the perfect starting point for a short day trip. My bus from Pucon (Turbus)…

How much are 5 days on Easter Island

How much are 5 days on Easter Island?!

That’s how much 5 Days on Easter Island are Let me show you how much 5 days on Easter Island cost and that’s 100% doable on your own and don’t need an agency to get around. Introduction Visiting the Easter Island has fascinated me for a very long time! It was on top of my to-do list, yet I didn’t think I’d accomplish visiting it so soon. When I booked…

Santiago de Chile – what you shouldn’t miss out on & travel tips!

Santiago de Chile – must sees & travel tips I am after spending my first couple of days in Chile and am able to reflect on my wonderful time in Santiago de Chile. I arrived without any expectations, a lot of capital aren’t that special after all, but boy this isn’t the case in Santiago. Santiago is absolutely amazing hence why I decided to write this guide and to show…

How much are two days in Santiago de Chile?!

The cost breakdown of two days in Santiago de Chile I spent the first two days of my four week Chile trip in the capital Santiago de Chile. Like always I jotted down exactly how much I spent: The Program Day 1: Early morning arrival at the airport in Santiago and drive downtown. Visit of Cerro San Cristobal, the city centre and participation in a guided city tour. Day 2:…

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Chile – how to get a SIM card with data

How to get a SIM card with data in Chile Today I’m sharing with you how to get a SIM card the easy and fast way in Chile, so you can start using the internet (almost) anywhere. Ever now and then I do enjoy being offline and not reachable. I even leave the phone in airplane mode. That’s just relaxing and necessary. But – sure there’s a but here now –…

I’m going to Chile!

Chile, Chile, Chile – I’m going to Chile By the time you’ll read this I’m either in Madrid or just landed in Santiago de Chile. Finally! The time has come to be on a long haul flight again! The first flight to Madrid takes about three hours. and from there it’s another 13 (!!) hours to Santiago. Without a layover anywhere in the USA or anywhere else in Latin America….

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The Story of my Travel Tattoo

My Compass Tattoo – a different kind of Souvenir It already happened in January and only few know it. Finally (!) I did it. Everyone who’s carefully read the title already knows 🙂 So: Yes, I did it – I got a tattoo. In Mexico. After bouncing back and forth – initially I wanted to get my tattoo done in Salzburg – I looked for tattoo studios in Playa del…

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First try of Peruvian Cuisine – Lima56

Latin America is right around the corner – Peruvian delicacies at Lima56 in Vienna Today I want to take you on a different journey – a journey that won’t involve any planes: a culinary journey to Peru – without having to fly all the way to Latin America. If you know me you know my love to almost anything from there: the language(s), people, landscapes, beaches, mountains, valleys, long bus rides, pure…

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Mexico is so much more than Cancun – 7 + 1 reasons to travel to Mexico

¡Viva Mexico! And why Cancun isn’t Mexico I challenge you to experience more of Mexico than only touristy spots  Cancun, Tulum or even Playa del Carmen. When you tell me you’ve been to Mexico and haven’t set a foot outside your resort, I shake my head and pity you. I also challenge you to see more than those cruise ship towns like Cozumel. There is so much more to see…

Pico de Gallo or How to win a man’s heart

Pico de Gallo or How to win a man’s heart

The power of Mexican food: Pico de Gallo They say: 
The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. And yes! They are so right! Most of you know how much I love Mexico – and I’d go as far to say that I’m obsessed with the food. Quesadillas, Tacos, Enchiladas, Sopa Azteca, … the list goes on! But there is this one thing that makes the difference: Pico…

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About spending Christmas in Mexico (again)

What’s like to spend Christmas solo in Mexico (again) The preface I got called heartless for not spending Christmas with my family. And before you judge me, I thought the same just a few years back. How can one not want to spend Christmas at home? To me it’s not that I don’t want to spend quality time with my family, but there is this urge in me to go…

Cenote Diving – Best moment of Summer 2014

Cenotes: underground cave and cavern systems in Yucatán I got into diving in 2010. My mum had told me to go and try it, because she used to dive a lot during our holidays in Turkey. I’ve never given it much thought. “It’s another world down there” is what I’ve heard people saying about it. While being on exchange in Venezuela I got certified and kept going with the courses…

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Pet Cemetery Cenote – Mayan Underworld

Mayan Underworld Yucatan has the world’s largest underground rivers system, there are over a thousand of them and hundreds of miles of water filled tunnels beneath the limestone surface of the Peninsula, they are called CENOTES and there is nothing like it anywhere else in the world. The underworld of the cenotes is probably one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. The water is around 23 C° and…