The culinary fame of Peru’s second city, where I traveled by bus from Bolivia last Friday night, goes way beyond sweets.
‘Latin America’ Articles
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.)
On a four-day cruise from Manaus to Porto Velho, the Frugal Travelers finds a place to hang his hammock, three hearty (if monotonous) meals, and about a hundred new friends.
A neighborhood sits on dangerous methane-filled ground. Half the residents left. The others have refused.
Montevideo may be overshadowed by its flashier neighbors, Punta del Este and Buenos Airs, but Uruguay’s capital does not suffer from an inferiority complex.
Outside of Carnaval week each February, when the emphasis is decidedly on the present, the coastal city of Salvador seems almost obsessed with its African past.
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