If you like nature and variaty Ecuador should definitely be on your Bucketlist! The main reason for that is really simple: It has 4 climatic zones (The Galapagos, the Coast, the Mountains and the Amazon), and each of them has amazing sights to offer. Also it has some (like many latin american countries) of the most incredible and nicest people in the World. Besides they speak spanish without a lot of accent, so it is a good spot to get your language skills started or boosted. By myself I can just tell you that it was already my third time there... so I always find a reason to go back to. And now, lets find out why:
"Why are you going to Paraguay? There is nothing to do! Thats what I usually heard when I told people my plans about going there. However, I was sure Paraguay has some sights to offer and many things to see... Guess who was right? Yes! Paraguay population is very small for its size so it has amazing nature to offer.
After coming from Uruguay I wanted to check out what Brasil has to offer in the south. But honestly for international tourists there was not that much to find online. So I decided to just go step by step and ask the locals in the city itself for advice. Afterwards I can tell you: I found a lot of amazing things to do!
Obviously money is always an important theme while traveling. Not only how to get the money you need to start your journey even more: How to save money while backpacking?
By now also the second country of my trip did already pass by... Uruguay. Yes! It is in latinamerica but compared to all other countries in that area it seems really different for me. Did you ever hear of Mate?
Yes! Hiking in Serbia is not really the most usual thing to do... but however I decided together with my best friend to try it out and see what happens.
Barcelona is a really beautiful city which I am sure many of you have been there already. Actually for me it is a little bit too touristy to be one of my favourits but as I said, a really cool city with many things to do.
Some time passed already since I have done the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu but it still feels like it has been yesterday. Like for many backpackers in Latinamerica I did set the goal for me that I wouldn't go back home before seeing Machu Picchu
On my way through Central America I figured out that most travelers were afraid of going to El Salvador. They heard some stories that it is really dangerous there and are so skipping the country. But after I've been there I can definetly tell you that this is a mistake!
I was thinking about what actually was my favourite location on my last one. Obviously that is really hard to say, but Guatemala came to my mind. And the most special thing I have done there was the 2-day Acatenango hike.