Posts by Ariane

Galapagos On A Budget – 11 Sites and Activities

Posted by on Apr 8, 2013 in Countries, Ecuador | 17 comments

Galapagos On A Budget – 11 Sites and Activities

Santa Cruz is the second largest island in the Galapagos archipelago. It is also the most populated and the most central. In this post you will find a list of activities you can do on the island without spending a lot of money. We stayed two months in Santa Cruz because it is not every day that you have the chance to go to the Galapagos! Santa Cruz is quite a big island and offers a lot of activities and sightseeing that don’t require a guide or a special tour. You can actually visit most of the island on you own. Here are the places we visited, as well as information on how to go there and what you will see.   1) Charles Darwin Station Level of difficulty: low Situated...

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On the Road Expenses and Statistics, Month Seven

Posted by on Apr 1, 2013 in Monthly Expenses | 0 comments

Is it expensive to travel around the world? How much would you spend while traveling? This series of posts is aimed at helping travelers plan their budgets before hitting the road. When we started traveling we were always worrying about how much money we would need, so we decided to share our expenses, as this might help other travelers. Lying on the white sands, sunbathing with marine iguanas after a swim with reef sharks, and being surrounded by blue-footed boobies and lots of other different birds. Yes baby, we are still in the Galapagos! We spent our seventh month of travel on the island of Santa Cruz in the Galapagos. We had originally planned to stay in the...

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Sajama Flora, Bolivian Wildlife & Nature, Part 2

Posted by on Mar 1, 2013 in Bolivia, Countries | 2 comments

Sajama Flora, Bolivian Wildlife & Nature, Part 2

Why should people visit the national park at Sajama? What kind of landscapes, vegetation, animals, and climate will you find in Sajama? Here is an overview of this fabulous place that is really worth visiting. The climate The climate in Sajama is warm during the day and freezing during the night. We were there on January (which is summer) and the temperature varied from -5C (23F) during the night to 20C (68F) during the day. The weather is very dry. The landscape Sajama is in the mountains, surrounded by volcanoes. Nevado Sajama is the highest mountain in Bolivia, so the landscape is terrific! Plus, with the weather changing during the day, you have different lighting...

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Cairo’s Top Ten Attractions

Posted by on Feb 25, 2013 in Countries, Egypt | Comments Off on Cairo’s Top Ten Attractions

Cairo’s Top Ten Attractions

Have you ever wondered what there is to do in Cairo? This post is designed to help you plan your trip while visiting the great city of Cairo. Cairo is a very big city of almost 26 million inhabitants. There are of course a lot of things to do there, as several historic eras have been based in the region, from the Pharaonic to the Roman to the Islamic and lastly this modern period. Here is a list of the top ten attractions to visit while in Cairo. This would take from three days to one week if you want to see everything, as two/three sites per day is quite enough, considering Cairo’s traffic and the distance between the attractions. You may want to consider buying Lonely...

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40 Facts You Need to Know About Bolivia

Posted by on Feb 15, 2013 in Bolivia, Countries | 7 comments

40 Facts You Need to Know About Bolivia

Are you planning to travel to Bolivia? Maybe you’re already there! Here are a few things you need to know about this beautiful country that will make your travel easier. We stayed three months in Bolivia, and though we didn’t go everywhere, we thought it would be a good idea to share our experiences and share some advice and general facts. This post is intended to help people who would like to travel in Bolivia plan their trip and make their stay easier. $1=6.95 BoB (2012) Language: Learn Spanish! Almost no one speaks English (although many people speak Quechua or Aymara), and even when they understand English they often answer in Spanish. Electric plugs:...

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Sajama Fauna, Bolivian Wildlife & Nature, Part 1

Posted by on Feb 15, 2013 in Bolivia, Countries | 0 comments

Sajama Fauna, Bolivian Wildlife & Nature, Part 1

Sajama is the oldest Bolivian national park. Although it is a protected area, you can’t see as many wild animals as in the pampas. However, fauna is still sometimes surprising there. Nothing tells a story better than a photograph, so instead of describing our experience at Sajama National Park and what we saw, we’ll let our photos do the talking and showcase all the spectacular Bolivian wildlife in this old park. But also: Sajama is really the best place to see llamas, as hundreds of them are living in the park. Of course, they’re not wild animals, but they are really cute! There are some lagoons a 20-minute drive from the village where you can see...

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Pampas Fauna, Bolivian Wildlife & Nature Part 3

Posted by on Feb 14, 2013 in Bolivia, Countries | 0 comments

Pampas Fauna, Bolivian Wildlife & Nature Part 3

Here is an overview of what kind of animals and birds you can expect to see in the Bolivian pampas. I must say that the three days we took in the pampas were really worth, I’ve never seen such a big amount of different beautiful animals in their habitat in such a small time. Here are the photos: We shouldn’t forget the incredible Pink Dolphins but it is very difficult to take photos as they barely get out of the water, they come nevertheless very close to the boat.

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Rurrenabaque Travel Guide

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in Bolivia, Countries | 1 comment

Rurrenabaque Travel Guide

Rurrenabaque is the place where you need to stop if you’re willing to take a tour in the jungle or in the pampas. You will find in this post all what you need to know about this pleasant small town. * 1$=6.95 BoB “Bolivianos” (2012) Though usually people only stay one or two days in Rurre to book a tour to the pampas or to the jungle and then leave for other destinations, we decided to stay there for 3 weeks, first because we prefer tropical weather than the cold cordillera, second to save some money which we did as Rurre is the cheapest place we visited in Bolivia. Where is Rurrenabaque? The town is located at 433km (269 miles) north from La Paz (but...

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Bolivian Pampas Travel Guide

Posted by on Jan 23, 2013 in Bolivia, Countries | 0 comments

Bolivian Pampas Travel Guide

If once in Rurrenabaque you choose to take a tour in the pampas, here is step-by-step of what you can expect to do and see. * 1$=6.95 BoB “Bolivianos” (2012) Although we’ve enjoyed all the places we’ve been in Bolivia very much, the last one was definitely our favorite. We stayed at Rurre (called “Zuzzay” by the locals) for three weeks. After leaving <a href=”http://2digitalnomads.com/countries/wild-life-in-sajama/”>the cold mountains of Sajama, we stopped for two days in La Paz and took a flight to Rurre, hoping to heal our wounded lips! How to choose a tour company? As soon as we arrived in Rurre we booked a tour...

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Sajama National Park, Travel Guide

Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 in Bolivia, Countries | 4 comments

Sajama National Park, Travel Guide

How to go to Sajama, where to stay, what you will see and what you need to know. This post is designed to help people who are interested in visiting this fabulous place plan their trip and avoid a few common mistakes. * 1$=6.95 BoB (2012) After 10 days in Oruro, the national park of Sajama was our next destination. We decided to go there between Christmas and the New Year to avoid any unfortunate surprises, as the only phone number we had for booking an accommodation didn’t work. Here is what we did, step-by-step. How to go to Sajama National Park from La Paz or Oruro You can get to Sajama either from La Paz or Oruro, or any other place from where you can catch a...

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