Urban Agriculture in Mexico City

Driven by a need to understand where food actually comes from, Flor began paving her path in urban agriculture. In 2016, she gave life to Sitopia together with her business partner. While meeting for a quick coffee in Buenos Aires, it became obvious that we were riding the same wave. For that, although our schedule was already filled with Chile, Colombia and the USA, we decided to make space for Mexico.

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La Guajira, Colombia

Thanks to other fellow travelers, we first heard of La Guajira, a department of Colombia located in the northeast part of the country and bordering Venezuela. From Palomino (and also from Santa Marta) you can only make it to Cabo de la Vela with public transportation. As we wanted to go further, we booked a three-day tour that began and ended in Rioacha.

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Cali, Salento, Medellín and Parque Tayrona - Colombia

We spent part of our journey through Colombia in the salsa capital (Cali), the coffee area (Eje Cafetero), the city of endless spring (Medellín) and Tayrona National Park (between Santa Marta and Palomino). This article is for travellers interested in this itinerary.

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Riding the Uruguayan Coast

The coast of Uruguay is a popular spot amongst people living in Buenos Aires, given it offers beautiful beaches within a relatively short distance from the Argentine capital. For those seeking peace and quiet, and perhaps a few surfing sessions, end of February or begining of March are ideal moments of the year to visit the area.

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Volunteering in Nagoya, Japan

Japan is not the easiest place to approach – or so we felt from a European standpoint. For this, we decided to spend our last weeks in Asia with a Japanese family living in the outskirts of Nagoya. This workaway experience enabled us to go beyond the surface of this interesting country and often made us feel like we were in a movie.

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8 Fun Facts About Japan

There are about a million peculiar habits and interesting details foreigners could point out about Japan. Between the capsule hotels, maid cafès, complex automated toilets and absence of bins (or litter) on the streets, it’s difficult not to ask questions whenever you have a chance to meet locals. So that’s exactly what we did, and here are 8 extra fun facts we found out.

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Volunteering in Gochang, Korea

As we were workaway hunting in Korea, Mr. Choi and Mrs. Lee’s profile caught our attention. While all reviews from volunteers were outstanding, our future hosts warned us: “Our house is very old, so uncomfortable. We are old too, so little fun. But if you are OK, we are OK”. Assuming this comment was a reflection of extreme politeness, we replied we were ok and will never regret it.

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7 Things You Should Know Before Traveling to Southeast Asia

We have travelled and volunteered for four months in several parts of Southeast Asia: Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. While all these countries are different from one another, we also found they had a lot in common. We have put together seven tips worth knowing for those interested in this itinerary.

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From Laos to Vietnam

After a short stay in Luang Prabang, we began our journey towards Vietnam. Crossing the border via land wasn’t the easiest alternative, but we felt it was the most interesting way to reach our next voluntary spot, close to China. Along this freezing trail we’ve encountered beautiful souls and actually never made it to Ha Giang.

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2 Days in Luang Prabang

World Heritage Site since 1995, Luang Prabang is one of the most attractive touristic destinations in Laos. This cute little town was built in the heart of a mountainous region, on a peninsula between the Mekong and the Nam Khan River. In spite of its many guesthouses, cafès and restaurants, Luang Prabang still gives off an authentic feel and is certainly worth going to for at least two days.

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Crossing Cambodia

While sharing experiences with other travelers, we found out Cambodia had a scarce reputation: the exploitation of volunteers for business purposes and a widespread sense of victimization – certainly tied to a recent history of violence – almost had us skip this destination we’d actually long craved to visit. Yet an interesting workawayopportunity came up near Kampot, and that became a good enough reason to cross Cambodia from North to South.

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5 Things to Do in Bangkok

We spent five days in Bangkok with two expat friends of ours who have been living in the Thai capital for many years. Once again, we didn’t have a guidebook, but their tips made our short stay easy and memorable. Sharing is caring, so here you go.

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