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Five Things To Bring On A Long-Distance Bus Trip In A Developing Nation

Five Things To Bring On A Long-Distance Bus Trip In A Developing Nation David Dennis, Flickr It may be a cliche, but it's true: if you want to get off the beaten path when you travel, at some point you're going to have to take a long-distance bus ride. Even if you're not a backpacker, some destinations are accessible only by the most...

Why Ditching Preconceived Notions Can Make For Better Travel

Why Ditching Preconceived Notions Can Make For Better Travel Michael Stout, Flickr Raise your hand if you've ever had heightened expectations or an ill-informed idea of a destination prior to a trip. Me too. Many things influence our preconceived ideas about a place: daydreams, prejudice (I'm using this word in its traditional...

Learn Spanish With Lonely Planet's Fluent Road

Learn Spanish With Lonely Planet's Fluent Road Courtesy of FluentRoad.com Traveling to Spain or Latin America this summer and want to say more than "Donde esta el bano?" (though, that's an important one to know)? Lonely Planet has just launched a new online foreign language program, Fluent Road, partnering with Spanish...

An Interview With Romy Natalia Goldberg, Author Of 'Other Places Travel Guide, Paraguay'

An Interview With Romy Natalia Goldberg, Author Of 'Other Places Travel Guide, Paraguay' Courtesy of Romy Natalia Goldberg Since April, I've been writing about my adventures in Paraguay. Gadling sent me there for the exact reason most of you are reading this post: because few people, especially Norte Americanos, know anything about this mysterious country. The...

Video Of The Day: Modern Day 'The Motorcycle Diaries'

Before beginning his doctorate in biomedical sciences, "Alex the Adventure Biker" took a break to realize his lifelong dream: to ride a motorcycle through the Americas. Over the course of nearly a year and a half, he rode his bike through 22 countries as he made his way...

International Budget Guide 2013: Asuncion, Paraguay

International Budget Guide 2013: Asuncion, Paraguay Why is 2013 the year to get to Asunción, Paraguay's, lovely, riverfront capital? Because this landlocked tropical nation sandwiched between Boliva, Brazil and Argentina is modernizing at warp speed. Tourism is still a rarity (expect curious looks, especially if you...

Picture Perfect: Why Bolivians Insist Upon Flawless US Dollars

Picture Perfect: Why Bolivians Insist Upon Flawless US Dollars My first encounter with the Bolivian mania for perfect U.S. dollars occurred at 3 a.m., as I blearily stood in line at Immigration, attempting to pay for my entry visa. I'd been in transit for over 30 hours, and was fumbling in my travel wallet for the stack of twenties I'd...

Photo Gallery: The Colonials Of Asuncion, Paraguay

I've always had a deep love for decrepit colonial or colonial-style buildings; in fact, I appreciate decrepitude in many things, such as classic cars, port cities, barns and houses (but not men). Even after a week in Paraguay, I'm still constantly reaching for my camera to...

Whereaguay? First impressions Of Paraguay, South America's Most Underrated Country

Whereaguay? First impressions Of Paraguay, South America's Most Underrated Country Ever notice how die-hard travelers tend to compare places to other places? Like, constantly? It may be annoying, but it goes beyond mere aesthetics. It's often a reference point; a way to describe not only the feel of a destination, but the spirit of its people. I arrived...

VIDEO: Children In Paraguay Create Music Out Of Trash

Life in Cateura, Paraguay, is tough. The neighborhood is built on a landfill and the people there make their living rummaging through the garbage for things to sell or reuse. Now they're using their skills to turn trash into beauty. They've started the Recycled...

Tips For Backpacking South America

Tips For Backpacking South America Backpacking South America is a worthwhile adventure I recommend everyone to have at least once in their lives. Before I arrived on the continent, I was unsure of what to expect. To help prepare you before you go, here are some things I wish I had known before I left for my...

Isolated tribe discovered in Paraguay

Isolated tribe discovered in Paraguay Officials in Paraguay say that they have found evidence of a never-before contacted tribe living in a remote region of that country's Chaco forest. The discovery came about as two Brazilian ranching companies moved into the region and began encroaching on the tribe's space....

10 countries Americans need advance visas to visit

10 countries Americans need advance visas to visit We live in an increasingly borderless world and we have access to many countries that were closed (or non-existent) 20 years ago. As reported earlier this week, Americans are especially lucky with access to 169 countries visa free. Still, there are still many countries that...

Classic Treks: The Inca Trail, Peru

Classic Treks: The Inca Trail, Peru Peru is, beyond a doubt, one of the top adventure travel destinations in the entire world. It offers an amazing array of things to see and do, perfectly blending culture with both mountain and jungle settings, along with ancient artifacts and ruins that rival those found in...

Ciudad del Este - South America's black market hotspot

Ciudad del Este - South America's black market hotspot The tiny country of Paraguay doesn't often pop up on the "must-see" list for those traveling to South America. Sitting landlocked between Argentina to the south, Bolivia to the west and Brazil to the north and east, Paraguay has been described as "the forgotten country of...

World's largest menorah may be in New York City, but there are others

World's largest menorah may be in New York City, but there are others Starting tomorrow, the first day of Hanukkah, the Jewish holiday that celebrates the triumph of the Maccabees over the Syrians and God's protection, the world's largest menorah will take center stage on the corner of 59th St. and 5th Ave. The menorah, a 32 feet-tall...

The world's cheapest city

The world's cheapest city The cheapest place on earth? Well, according to the annual Cost of Living Survey conducted by the multinational consulting firm, Mercer, the cheapest place on this planet is Asuncion, the capital of Paraguay. In fact, this is the fifth year in a row that Asuncion has...

Megan Lyles Travel Writer

Megan Lyles Travel Writer When really good travel blogs manage to remain secret to me, I get bummed wishing someone had called me sooner to say, "Hey, Adrienne you need to peep this right now!" No personal calls were ever received which leads me to wonder how many folks even know about the travel...

Word for the Travel Wise (03/10/06)

Word for the Travel Wise (03/10/06) Looks like my three vacation abroad is officially over and as I take a short break away from emptying my suitcase to step back into dreamlands where exploring the world never ends here on Gadling I'd like to point out a unique site in Paraguay and Spanish word. Today's word...

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