Flying in Corona Crisis “Is it worth it to fly from A to B during the Corona Crisis?” I’m sure many people have been asking and are asking themselves this question in this current Covid-19 pandemic. I did the same when I got a job offer in Ecuador, which meant that I had to fly from Peru into Ecuador. I’m in a decent spot with good company and a job that’s just about sustainable, so why would I travel by plane to Ecuador? First of all there was no guarantee that I would be able to keep my job in Peru for the next few months, while the job in Ecuador will be for 6 months. Second, I needed the

Safety of traveling by bus in Peru When you look online about the safety of traveling in Peru I am sure you will find several horror stories about terrible bus accidents. Reading about these accidents and reading blogs from travelers who want to gain more followers (bad news still attract more attention) almost make you want to avoid traveling by bus in Peru. On top, even the Dutch government (and likely other governments around the world) likes to take as less responsibility as possible. Therefore they state that there are many bus accidents in Peru and recommends travelers not to travel overnight. So if the government says that traveling by public bus in Peru isn’t safe, then this must be

Travel tips and experiences from solo female travelers who traveled independenty in South America In an age where people stay single longer, it is only logical that there will be more solo travelers, however what surprised me over the years is that I met more solo female travelers than solo male travelers. Research even shows that more than two thirds of the solo travelers are women, which is in contradiction with commonly expected behavior. In general solo male travelers are admired for their bravery and adventurous personality, while solo female travelers are often met with false judgment, concerned tones, and raised eyebrows. Popular questions include: “Are you married? Why not? When are you going to settle down, have a family,

14 Quick Travel Safety Tips to Travel Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia These safety tips will help you to prevent many potential problems during your travels in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia Our first important travel safety tip is not to worry too much while traveling. A careful but relaxed mindset will already prevent most problems. 1- Make pictures Before you go traveling, it can be very useful to make photos of your most important documents and send them to your mailbox, in case you get stolen from everything. If you arrive in a new country it is also useful to make a copy of the small entrance paper and the entrance stamp you got in your passport. This proves that you

How to Travel Safely in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia Practical information collected after years of travels Below you will find 10 important travel recommendations, general recommendations and practical tips to improve your safety while traveling through Peru. This information has been collected through my own experience of more than 14 years of traveling in Peru and South America. Prepare yourself properly before traveling to Ecuador, Peru or Bolivia Be alert Pay attention to your surroundings Avoid (political) protests Adjust to your surrounding / blend in Don’t show that you have money Don’t save money on bus journeys Pick your own taxi Don’t fully trust anyone, not even not the police Be careful if you choose to participate in so called