When travelling in Bolivia it is usually not really the safety in Bolivia that you have to worry about. A popular saying in Bolivia is: “Todo posible, nada seguro”. This means that in Bolivia everything possible is, but there are no guarantees. It means that when you travel in Bolivia you have to be flexible and be prepared that travel schedules don’t always go as planned. Safety questions about Bolivia What about safety in Bolivia? How safe is it to travel by bus in Bolivia? Are overnight buses in Bolivia safe to travel with? Is it safe to travel by myself? Is it safe for me to travel through Bolivia as a solo female traveller? It are all questions we

What about our safety in Ecuador? Is it safe to travel around through Ecuador? How safe is it to travel by bus in Ecuador? Is it safe for me to travel in Ecuador as a solo female traveller? It are all questions we receive frequently and they don’t surprise us. If you consider that Ecuador has mainly been negatively in the news the past few years. Huge (indigenous) protest, road blocks, gang violence and recently even the killings of political figures who wanted to do something against the recent gang violence. With all this negativity it is only natural that people are currently a bit anxious to travel to Ecuador. But in general the gang violence is not aimed against

What about safety in Peru? Is it safe to travel by myself? How safe is it to travel by bus in Peru? Are overnight buses in Peru safe to travel with? Is it safe for me to travel through Peru as a solo female traveller? It are all questions we receive frequently and they don’t surprise us. If you consider that a country like Peru is more likely to reach mainstream news when something negative has happened, it is only natural that people who have never travelled to South America will feel more cautious. However, the problem is how to answer these questions about safety in Peru? Yes, there is organised crime in Peru. But no, most tourists will not

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. Read also our separate articles with extended information and tips about safety in Peru and safety in Ecuador. 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

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