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Published : Mar, 2020

Sites & attractions | Activities: Cultural
La Paz | Sucre | Cochabamba | Salar de Uyuni | Tarabuco | Glorietta | Recoleta | National Park Reserve | Natural Hot Springs | Flamingo sightings | Santa Clara monastery
I visited La Paz, Sucre, Cochabamba, Salar de Uyuni, and Tarabuco while in Bolivia for two months as part of the US Department of State English Language Specialist Program. I started in La Paz for two days before flying on to Sucre. I took the Teleferico up to El Alto and was able to gain a magnificent view of the entire city of La Paz.

Sucre is a hidden gem of a city named after its whitewashed mission style churches and buildings – easily the most beautiful city in Bolivia. It is also considered the best place to learn Spanish because of a clear accent and large number of language schools.

There are plenty of nice hostels, as well as mid-range and fancy hotels. Restaurants also run the gamut and the fried chicken places where you can sit with families out for dinner and watch TV with them in Spanish were awesome and plentiful throughout the city.

Museums and classes abound, things are very walkable, and the local bus system is adequate for visiting surrounding attractions such as the Glorietta and the Recoleta.

Be sure to pay a visit to the delightful nuns at the Santa Clara monastery to see the old frescoes being restored and for a delightful chat – they particularly love to speak with female travelers. Also, take a selfie with Zebras who will help you cross the street!

From Sucre, I took a long weekend trip to Salar de Uyuni, including the lagunas and national parks surrounding the area. Intercity bus travel is difficult and takes longer than would be expected due to road conditions and aging buses. However, the Salar de Uyuni offers multiple outfitters for expeditions out onto the desert. Choose a reputable one – paying a little more is worth it for this – read reviews online, and make sure gas is included in your pricing.

We saw the old train graveyard, took perspective photos on the salt flats, and experienced several interesting landscapes in the national park reserve. There were flamingo sightings, staying in salt hotels, and soaking under the stars in natural hot springs. It was a long and dusty trip, but well worth it.

Published : Mar, 2023

When to visit | How to get there | Activities: Outdoor
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Published : Oct, 2023

Activities: Cultural | Wellness
Anamaya | Blue Spirit | Bodhi Tree Resort | Envision Festival | Harmony Healing Ctr. | Peace Retreat | Samasati Yoga & Wellness | The Retreat | Waterfall Villas
If you are a yoga enthusiast, then you’ll agree that there is nothing more beautiful and relaxing than checking into a yoga retreat in a unique destination. And if you ask us, when it comes to yoga holidays, Costa Rica is just the place to do it. There is nothing quite like practicing yoga in Costa Rica, in the heart of the rainforest or on the beach.

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Published : Jul, 2023

When to visit | Accom (any) | Activities: Outdoor
Attend La Feria Verde | Beer Tasting Tour | Braulio Carrillo Park | Buttefly Gardens | Choco Workshop | Food-Coffee Tours | La Paz Waterfall Gardens | La Sabana Metro. Park | Mercado Centrale | Metro Cathedral | Museums | Natl. Theater
If you’re visiting Costa Rica, you’ll inevitably begin your trip in the nation’s capital city, San José. While many people simply stop over in the city on their way to the rainforests, the city deserves a visit on its own.
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Published : Sep, 2023

How to get there | Bars & pubs
Adelaide Hills (SA) | Barossa Valley (SA) | Hunter Valley (NSW) | Margaret River (WA) | McLaren Vale (SA) | The Yarra Valley (Mel) | Where to Eat | Wineries Location
Australia is a wine-lover’s dream destination. Australian wineries have a glowing reputation around the world for their top-quality grape varieties grown in perfect climates and picturesque settings. No matter where you find yourself across the southern part of the country, you won’t be too far away from a wine-growing region...

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Published : Sep, 2023

Bars & pubs | Nightlife
Art Scene | Artist & Local Farmers Mkt. | Boutique Shopping | Carlton Gardens | Culinary Scene | Festivals | Getting Around | Markets | Micro-breweries | Queen Victoria Mkt. | Unexpected Weather
Melbourne – a hip, trendy, and vibrant Australian city brimming with culture. Its neighbourhoods have personalities of their own, ranging from bohemian quarters with amazing restaurants and fashion boutiques, to edgy, artsy areas that are home to more tattoo shops than a city could possibly need. It’s impossible to truly understand the cultural centre that is Melbourne without actually living there. And it’s equally as difficult to explore it as a visitor.

I’ve been to Melbourne 4 times. Each time, discover a whole new side of the incredibly complicated and fascinating city that has topped the charts of the World’s Most Liveable Cities. But despite my frequent visits, I couldn’t possibly try to share the best that this city has to offer without some local help. Luckily, a few of my friends and locals were eager to share their tips and recommendations for things to do in Melbourne.