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Dec 16, 6 years ago

Christmas traditions and festivities in Colombia

Christmas traditions and festivities in Colombia

Customs across Colombia vary from region to region, but in general this is how people from this party-crazy country celebrate the festive season.
Christmas Lights - Alumbrados
Houses, apartments, churches, office buildings, streets, parks and gardens up and down the country are lit up …

Dec 11, 6 years ago

Top ten manmade structures in Latin America

Top ten manmade structures in Latin America

Here is a list of some of the most incredible, artificial structures in Latin America.
1. Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
A formidable, open-armed Christ overlooking the bays, beaches, and hills of Rio is one of the most iconic images …

Nov 30, 6 years ago

The Night Clubs and Bars in Santiago de Chile

The Night Clubs and Bars in Santiago de Chile

The Chilean culture is very different from the rest of South America, they party until it’s broken up or they have found something better that came along throughout the night. If you haven’t experienced coming home or to your hotel …

Nov 11, 6 years ago

Fall in love with Oaxaca, Mexico

Fall in love with Oaxaca, Mexico

Trust me, there is plenty to fall in love with in Oaxaca. First, erase every stereotype of Mexico that may be floating around in your head-drug violence, dusty desert, whatever it may be. Then, think thriving, cultured, small colonial town …

Oct 11, 6 years ago

Start-Up Chile: helping to Build Ailola Latino

Start-Up Chile: helping to Build Ailola Latino

Part of Ailola Latinos funding comes from Start-up Chile, a governmental organization that attracts early stage, high-potential entrepreneurs. It’s an elite group selected to prosper and develop as it goes global.
Start-Up Chile started by selecting 22 individuals from 14 countries …

Oct 8, 6 years ago

Pack Smarter on Your Next Trip: The Adventurer

Pack Smarter on Your Next Trip: The Adventurer

You know who you are. You probably don’t have a permanent mailing address, use duct tape to fix everything, sleep in your car, and have a working list of ‘projects.’ Whether your goal is to bag peaks, make a first …

Sep 29, 6 years ago

Pack Smarter on Your Next Trip: The Backpacker

Pack Smarter on Your Next Trip: The Backpacker

First things first: where are you going and how do you want to spend the majority of your time? A traveler covering all of South America will obviously pack differently than someone heading to the Amazon jungle for 6 months. …

Sep 24, 6 years ago

Hidden Costs in South America

Hidden Costs in South America

For anyone traveling for the first time in South America, there can be many small, unexpected costs. Here are a few observations and tips from my personal travel experience that I hope you find helpful.
The Small Stuff
The first thing that …

Sep 9, 6 years ago

Stay Healthy While Traveling in Latin America

Stay Healthy While Traveling in Latin America

Staying healthy throughout your travels isn’t difficult, but it does take a few proactive moves and diligence when you are in country. I’ve put together a few key points to consider based on my personal travel experiences.
Vaccinations
I like to start …

Sep 5, 6 years ago

La Blanca Mayan Ruins in Guatemala

La Blanca Mayan Ruins in Guatemala

Spanish researchers from the University of Valencia are doing all they can to keep up with excavations of Mayan ruins in the highlands of Guatemala, but discoveries of new ruins are rapidly outpacing the pace of excavation and research that …