The Frugal Traveler finds his best breakfast in weeks, for just $2.
On leg one of the six-leg route from northern Peru to southern Ecuador via public transportation, the Frugal Traveler becomes the victim of a carsick kid.
Heading into the Peruvian Amazon, the Frugal Traveler finds archaeologists uncovering skulls at a hilltop fortress bigger than Machu Picchu.
The culinary fame of Peru’s second city, where I traveled by bus from Bolivia last Friday night, goes way beyond sweets.
I did something I very rarely do when traveling: eat the same meal twice.
After three full weeks, I’m happy to report I’m well under the original budget of $500 a week.
Callejón Tarapacá is packed with milliners, making and selling the hats from little storefronts.
When a random German, a friend-of-a-friend and a group of church girls tell you to visit a city, you visit.
When he finds a bargain jungle lodge at the Brazil-Bolivia border, the Frugal Traveler uses a little budget surplus to splurge for a $90 a night room, breakfast and dinner included. (Lunch included too, sort of.)
Manioc root is served in many forms in Brazil, but farofa and farinha are two of the most common, used as side dishes. The Frugal Traveler has a clear preference.