Hola! I’m writing this from our cozy rental apartment in Santiago, Chile. This is the end of the line for our South America tour. A week from today I’ll be on a flight back to DC. I’m actually really excited about going home: I’ll watch old movies with my mom, take my dad to a baseball game on his birthday and see some old friends. AND I will finally eat some decent Mexican food (and thai, and vietnamese and a nice big salad…).
We’ll be basing ourselves from the US for quite a while this time but that doesn’t mean I won’t be traveling. I’m already working on some really exciting travel plans for this summer (look for a big announcement on our next destination next week!).
This Month Around the Web:
An Open Letter to the Touts of Egypt– Travels with a 9 Year Old– I never manage to write rants this eloquent, but Theodora really conveys the frustration of locals who see you just as a cash machine.
Is it Safe to Travel Latin America as a Blond Woman? – See Colombia– As you might guess, I have some opinions on this, but don’t take my word for it! Listen to solo traveler Sara.
Why Chinese People Hate Me– Runaway Juno– Asian on Asian racism is a very real problem for some travelers, as Juno illustrates here.
Dear Travel Community, Where’s the Outrage? – Landlopers- There are some serious LGBT/human rights issues involved in traveling to Russia or Uganda now. Make sure you know before you go.
A Woman’s Guide to Using Squat Toilets– Go Backpacking- Travel long enough and it’s bound to be an issue. Here’s how to get in, get out and get on with your life.
On Aging, Sex and Travel– Nomadic Chick- A very honest look at getting older, living abroad, and choosing a life uncommon.
How Far Could You Get with $10,000?– Art of Backpacking– Could you travel all the way around the world for a year with $10K? I’m skeptical and so is Mike.
Top 6 World Landmarks to Help You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse– Vagabondish– Sure go ahead and laugh now….