Quick Guide: Coroico

IN SHORT I really loved Bolivia, and especially Coroico. It’s a really beautiful area, the people are very friendly, the Spanish is easy to understand, and everything is really cheap (think 75 cents for a meal with a Coke). It’s definitely a wonderful area to explore. BEST ATTRACTIONS 1. UAC – Carmen Pampa The UAC (Universidad Academica Campesina) at Carmen Pampa educates the local young people … Continue reading Quick Guide: Coroico

Quick Guide: Edinburgh

IN SHORT People often think of Paris as a literary city, but Edinburgh has a fascinating history of its own in that respect. Great writers like Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Walter Scott, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle have called Edinburgh home, and even J.K. Rowling is said to have penned much of the first Harry Potter novels in a cafe sitting below Edinburgh Castle (inspiration … Continue reading Quick Guide: Edinburgh

Quick Guide: Puerto Rico

IN SHORT Puerto Rico’s nickname is the “Island of Enchantment” and I’ve also heard it described as “Latin America for beginners”. I think both are true, and great reasons for visiting. You can get a feel for Latin America–the colorful art, welcoming culture, upbeat music, tasty food–without having to be fluent in Spanish, think about currency conversions, get a passport, or worry about avoiding drinking … Continue reading Quick Guide: Puerto Rico

Quick Guide: Paris

IN SHORT It’s one of the most-visited cities in the world, and along with popular tourist attractions come hordes of tourists and the downsides they can bring too. It can be a pretty city–so much beautiful architecture, the glittering Eiffel Tower from the Trocadero at night, the stained glass in Notre Dame–but it can also be unfriendly and dirty. Many of the locals get very sick of … Continue reading Quick Guide: Paris