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Egypt Travel Guide

Posted by on Feb 1, 2013 in Countries, Egypt | 0 comments

Egypt Travel Guide

We are planning to start a series of posts that we hope will give valuable insights into different destinations around the world based on our personal experiences living in each country for an extended amount of time. In this post we will share our Egypt travel tips! Budget Tips for Egypt Egypt is one of the most budget-friendly countries in the Middle East. Street food is ridiculously cheap and quite good. You can get lunch or dinner for as low as $1-$2 USD per person quite easily. Getting around is also very cheap, and it costs less than a few cents to use public transportation. However, this might be uncomfortable as it’s extremely crowded (which is most of the...

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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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Things I miss from Toronto

Posted by on Jan 17, 2013 in Canada, Countries | 0 comments

Things I miss from Toronto

List of things I really miss from when we were in Toronto, we spent 2 beautiful years and most of it was cold “really cold” but I can’t deny how comfy and clean the city was. Street Cars, Subway and Buses (aka Public Transportation) This one is everywhere “almost” but in Toronto it was different. On time and on schedule, clean, automatic announcements for your stop and status update if there is a problem. Internet Reliability While it’s expensive in Toronto, but we can’t deny that you can have real reliable broadband service specially if you are a digital nomad. Clean Water The ability to open your tap and drink without worrying...

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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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10 Days in Oruro

Posted by on Jan 13, 2013 in Bolivia, Countries | 0 comments

10 Days in Oruro

Oruro is a small city located at 3700 meters in the Cordillera of the Andes. The most popular thing in Oruro is the Carnival, which is one of the most famous in Bolivia. Unfortunately, we were there one month too early, so we couldn’t attend this very special event that lasts for four days. But we were still able to visit the city and enjoy the very welcoming Orureños, and also the Christmas celebrations. Here is what we did: After our one-month “break” in Cochabamba, we decided to go back to the high mountains to see our new friend from La Paz whose family is from Oruro. First I have to say that the trip from Cocha to Oruro is terrific! The city is...

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Where to Eat in Oruro

Posted by on Jan 10, 2013 in Bolivia, Countries | 0 comments

Where to Eat in Oruro

Where to eat or have a drink in Oruro? Despite the fact that Oruro is not a very big city, there are plenty of good places to eat and have a drink so you won’t have any problem to find what you want. * 1$=6.95 BoB “Bolivianos” (2012) Though it is mentioned in travel guides that the best food in Bolivia is in Cochabamba, we found in Oruro quite a lot of decent and cheap restaurants where we had most of the times “almuerzos” (lunches) and sometimes dinner, here is a list of our favorites. Suigerneris 607 calle 6 de Octubre. They have Almuerzos (set lunches) for 17 bob and dinner for around 25 bob. Every Thursday night there is a band who...

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Carnival in Cochabamba

Posted by on Dec 24, 2012 in Bolivia, Countries | 8 comments

Carnival in Cochabamba

Saturday 8th of November happened to be the Entrada Universitaria Carnival in Cochabamba. We were completely unaware of this event until we went downtown for a walk and found out about this great carnival, which is much smaller than the Cochabamba Carnival. Still, it was our first carnival, so it was great! Check out the summary and photos we took. While we were walking on our way to El Prado after having worked all morning and early afternoon, we started to see some Cochabambinos and Cochabambinas wearing uniforms like Cholitas and Cholitos, performing dances in front of a local orchestra. We thought, “There must have been an event that is now finished, and...

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A Whole Month in Cochabamba

Posted by on Dec 23, 2012 in Bolivia, Countries | 0 comments

A Whole Month in Cochabamba

Cochabamba is a middle town six hours east of La Paz. We went there basically to save money, to rest and to get a bit of privacy after three months of staying at people’s places. We choose Cocha for its very good climate. Check out what we did, and what events we attended in this great city during our stay. * 1$=6.95 BoB “Bolivianos” (2012) We arrived in Cochabamba on the 14th of November after a night bus trip of almost seven hours. We arrived in the very early morning at around 6.30 am. We had booked a room at the Residencial Familiar, a very nice hotel (130 Bolivianos for a double room with private bathroom) in calle Sucre. We then immediately started...

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Sweets in Egypt

Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 in Countries, Egypt | 4 comments

Sweets in Egypt

What kind of sweets can you find in Egypt? These can include cookies, oriental pastries, milk-based desserts, pancakes, baklavas, etc… This article completes the two previous ones: Vegetarian food in Egypt and Drinks in Egypt. With these three articles you will have a good overview of what you can eat and drink in Egypt (excluding meat and alcoholic drinks). This article will give you a good idea of the kind of sweets you can find in Egypt, and is based on our 20 years of experience in this country. Oriental Pastries You will find oriental pastries in special sweet shops, like El Abd and Tseepass—two very famous chains of sweet stores. Oriental pastries are usually...

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