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!

I’m going to Chile!

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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….

Travel tattoo wanderlust compass

The Story of my Travel Tattoo

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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…

Lima56 Vienna

First try of Peruvian Cuisine – Lima56

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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…

Cascadas El Chiflon

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

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¡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

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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…

Mexican Christmas Tree

About spending Christmas in Mexico (again)

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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

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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…

Pet cemetery diving cenote

Pet Cemetery Cenote – Mayan Underworld

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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…

Bungee Jumping Cancun Chronic Wanderlust

Bungee Jumping in Cancún, Mexico – Do one thing that scares you everyday!

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Bungee Jumping in Cancún, Mexico Do one thing that scares you every day! There was just one question rising in my head: Why did I decide I wanted to do that? My mind went off: What if the rope breaks and I end up falling and falling and falling and falling and hitting the water? Pure fear and anxiety came over me. Why was I so stupid? I stood at…

Summer of 2014 – Canada, Mexico and Florida

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Hi there my fellow Wanderlusters, Summer of 2014 – Canada, Mexico and Florida As I’m writing this I’m sitting in a crowded and for my taste too loud Heathrow Airport in London waiting for my connection flights. More than 24 hours travelling to get to the first stop of my two-month trip! The weather was great today and we flew over the centre of London and I was able to…

… my Unbirthday in Mexico

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Hello my dear fellow travellers!! Happy Unbirthday everyone!!! How are you? Where are you right now? Let me tell you the story of how a usual eating out ended in celebrating my Unbirthday! We are in Saltillo, Mexico a few years back. I was just back to Mexico for an internship and I met again with a lovely Mexican family who kind of adopted my for my time there! Sometimes…

Best of Yucatán – Whale Sharks

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Hi out there!! 🙂 Yucatán?? Whale Sharks? What?? It’s been a while since I updated my blog – so sorry!! I will post more frequently! I promise! Pinkyswear! 🙂 If you want to fully enjoy this post about something incredible you can do in Yucatán, turn on some music which makes you feel relaxed and summerish 🙂 (how about this here? – I feel the sun on my head right…