Spontaneous Travel Tip: You Don’t Need A Guide Book

Did you just book flights to the other side of the world? To an exotic destination with a name you cannot pronounce? Got a flashy new Lonely Planet travel guide teasing you on your local bookstore shelf, shouting “pick me up and I’ll take you to places you never knew existed”. Its contrast-rich images bring you right in the Read More …

I Made A Video About Travel Safety

My correspondent video for Madventures and Ministry for Foreigner Affairs of Finland is finally ready! In the video, I will be talking about travel safety in Latin America but also everywhere else in the world. It was a great honor to prepare the video for the two whose work I really adore! Sadly, the video is Read More …

How to Cross the Atlantic On a Budget

Last year, I traveled to South America in an unconventional way. In the end of October, I boarded a cruise ship that took me through the Atlantic Ocean in mere 9 days. I had my own cabin, buffet food and a wide programme of activities, to keep me well fed and entertained throughout the trip. So, what Read More …

Hiking Machu Picchu Mountain

Everyday, thousands of people flock to see Machu Picchu, the well-known ancient Inca citadel. Many combine the tour with a hike up the Huayna Picchu (a summit presiding over the site of the classical view of Machu Picchu). The hike is really popular and when I visited Machu Picchu in the middle of May, the trip was sold out Read More …

Downhill Biking Bolivia’s Death Road

La Paz is a crazy city. Noisy, dirty and rough around the edges. It is also a city of adrenaline-inducing experiences. There is one particularly mad locale just 60 km away from the city, The North Yungas Road or Coroico Road. It is also known as the “world’s most deadliest road” or Death Road. You Read More …

Atacama Desert on a Camper Van

San Pedro the Atacama is a city in northern Chile, located 106 km southeast of Calama by the frontiers of Bolivia and Argentina. Once a quiet desert town, now a major hub for tourists seeking to visit the Atacama Desert, the driest place on Earth. Arriving to the city, it doesn’t take too long to notice it is Read More …

Poor Man’s Christ The Redeemer

I must be the only person who has been to Brazil but never visited the Christ Redeemer statue in Rio. But, it isn’t the only Christ statue in Brazil. There are hundreds of less known pale faced saviors in the country. I visited one of them, Cristo Luz in Balneário Camboriú. Where is it? The statue Read More …