Part 5. Asuncion, Paraguay

*Updated Feb. 2017 Paraguay  Capital: Asunción Official Language: Spanish, Guarani $1 = 5 753 PYG    Guarani Stay: On and off during 2015 and 2016 Most tourists who plan a trip to South America don’t include Paraguay in their must-visit list. Off the tourist trail, most people haven’t even heard of Paraguay in the first place….

My 5 years in Korea 2010 – 2015

Back in February 2010 I moved to South Korea. When I first got there it was very rare to see a foreigner. It was so rare that if you happened to find one, you would immediately approach and start a conversation. However, nowadays you can see foreigners everywhere. South Korea has become a very international country….

Jeonju Foodie City

Apart from Seoul there are also other cities that are very popular for tourism. Nami Island 남이섬 is a filming location from a famous Korean drama called winter sonata. Its basically like a huge park where couples and families go take a stroll, ride bikes and take pictures with the famous tree lines. Aprox. 2 hours from…

Food Culture in Korea

Korea has a very rich foodie and street food culture. Food in Korea takes a very important place in Korean culture. When you meet up with people they always ask you, Have you eaten yet? Some say that it comes from the time after the Korean War when Korea was a very poor country and people…

Visiting Seoul- 15 main attractions you can visit

$1 = 1,133 won When you land in Korea, you will arrive to Incheon International Airport which is one of the best airports in the world. I have flown in and out of Korea so many times and every single time I landed there it was just so nice. The airport has all the convenient…

How to pack / What to bring / What’s in my bag Post

I have done a lot of packing during the last five years. Moving in and out dorms at university and travelling from a week to two months at a time. You would think that I would be used to it by now but the truth is that it still stresses me out like hell. I…

Part 6. Santiago, Valparaiso, Viña del Mar and Chillan – Chile

Chile Capital: Santiago Official Language: Spanish CLP$ 680 = $1 In August I joined my friends on a trip to Chile. They were flying straight from Peru but I was travelling by bus from Paraguay. There is only one bus company that does this route which is Pullman del Sur. Its a very tiring almost…

Part 4. Buenos Aires, Argentina

From Puerto Madero we took the Subte (subway) towards Palermo. One single trip on the subte cost AR$ 5 and to buy the SUBE card cost AR$ 30 plus whatever you charged. With this card the subte costs AR$ 4.5 and the bus costs AR$ 3.5. The card can be used up until AR$ -10 if you…

Part 3. Montevideo and Punta del Este, Uruguay

$1 = 28 UYU Originally we wanted to go from Sao Paulo to Montevideo. We found out that the only buses from Brazil going into Uruguay were from Porto Alegre. We found 2 Bus lines that ran from Porto Alegre into Uruguay. One was EGA and the other one was TTL. We took TTL for R$…

Part 2. Sao Paulo and Porto Alegre, Brazil

We took Pluma International from Foz do Iguaçu to Sao Paulo. We departed at 7pm and arrived around noon the next day. The bus cost R$ 196 for Convencional which is the cheapest. I recommend paying a little extra for Executivo or Leito, especially is you are going to take an overnight bus. What you…

Part 1. The 3 Borders : Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay.

$1 = 5,000 PYG              $1 = 3 BRL               $1 = 9 ARS 1. Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil. We took the overnight NSA bus from Asuncion to Foz for 140,000Gs. We departed at midnight and arrived around 6am. They woke us up around 5:30am for immigration….

South America Backpacking Trip July 2015

Now that I’m back in South America my husband and I decided to explore some of the countries in the South. His first time in South America was Peru and Macchu Picchu. Now we were planning to go to Paraguay/Brazil/Uruguay/Argentina. We also wanted to reach Chile but we didn’t have enough time nor budget to…