Daily Budget for Lima, Peru

We were in Lima for four days, and we found it more expensive than expected. Before we left, we hadn’t been able to find much of a rundown of prices – so we’re writing up our daily budget for Lima, Peru. We’d estimate that daily costs are about the same as in Sicily, Greece, or Croatia. Find out about our daily budget for Lima here! TL;DR – scroll to the bottom for a quick and[…]

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How to Get a SIM Card in Lima, Peru

We almost always go abroad with our handy-dandy travel phones, so one of our very first tasks upon landing in a new country is to get a local SIM card. Buying a SIM card on-site is generally wayyyyyyy cheaper than pre-purchasing one from abroad, and it’s usually pretty easy! Here’s how we got our SIM cards in Lima, Peru, and how much it cost us! Avoid the airport Claro kiosk In the baggage claim area[…]

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Hospitalized in Colombia!

Hospitalized in Colombia (It Was Great!)

We had been in Medellín for about a week, and the tingling was getting out of control. It felt like half of my face had fallen asleep or gone numb. Never a good idea to Google your symptoms (of course), but I did (of course). What I read wasn’t good. I was probably dying, I figured. Plus, my doctor at home recommended that I seek medical care ASAP. So I set about doing that. Ethan[…]

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learning spanish in beautiful medellin

Learning Spanish in Medellín, Colombia

There’s a good reason that Medellín abounds with travelers stopping in to learn Spanish for a few weeks or even a few months. It’s a lively, energetic city. It has all of the restaurants, coffee shops, and bars that a traveler could ever ask for. It’s safe and affordable. There are day trips and weekend trips aplenty. And there are TONS of high-quality and inexpensive Spanish schools. So, if you need to brush up on[…]

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snuggly cats at Medellin cat cafe!

The World’s Best Cat Cafe: Medellin, Colombia

We like cats, and we like cafes. By now, we’ve been to cat cafes in five different countries, on four different continents. And we’ve found the best one. In the world. This is true! The best cat cafe in the world is El Catfesito in Medellin, Colombia. And here’s why. Most cat cafes aren’t great Sadly. Spoken as people who love cats and cafes. We always go in with such high hopes, and they are[…]

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