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  • Routes Around South America

    As you might know, Alberto and I met in Brazil while travelling around South America, so we thought we would shared our combined knowledge and experiences to give some general advice on how to go about tackling this incredible, if slightly disorganised continent.I had my first taste of Latino life living in Mexico City in […]

  • 12 ways to explore buenos aires

    12. Historical CentreIt is a lively area, as unlike many other Latino cities, Buenos Aires has managed to maintain the life of its historical centre, the Plaza is an open, public space and its surrounding areas mixing trade and culture. You can wander down Avenida 9 Julio, the widest avenue in the world at 140m […]

  • Colombian Football 2

    You always know when Colombia is playing, whether or not it’s an important game, the whole country comes out to support the national team. The streets become a sea of yellow, teachers even rearrange classes to accommodate watching the game – if it’s a home game, the city of Barranquilla (where they play) gets the […]

  • Routes Around Argentina

    Argentina is the second largest country in Latin America, home of Maradona and Messi, the Gods of football, and some of the best steak in the world. Argentina had a huge influx of immigrants during the eighties, as the government wanted to boost its dwindling population size, welcoming those fleeing religious and political persecution with […]

  • A Glimpse into Chile

    Chile has the strongest economy in Latin America and by far the most expensive. They have surprisingly high standards of organisation and cleanliness. Its long Pacific coast and largely flat terrain makes it accessible for trade, and is also easy to govern, especially as most of the population is concentrated in the middle. Chile is […]

Travelling

  • Routes Around South America

    As you might know, Alberto and I met in Brazil while travelling around South America, so we thought we would shared our combined knowledge and experiences to give some general advice on how to go about tackling this incredible, if slightly disorganised continent.I had my first taste of Latino life living in Mexico City in […]

  • 12 ways to explore buenos aires

    12. Historical CentreIt is a lively area, as unlike many other Latino cities, Buenos Aires has managed to maintain the life of its historical centre, the Plaza is an open, public space and its surrounding areas mixing trade and culture. You can wander down Avenida 9 Julio, the widest avenue in the world at 140m […]

  • Routes Around Argentina

    Argentina is the second largest country in Latin America, home of Maradona and Messi, the Gods of football, and some of the best steak in the world. Argentina had a huge influx of immigrants during the eighties, as the government wanted to boost its dwindling population size, welcoming those fleeing religious and political persecution with […]

  • A Glimpse into Chile

    Chile has the strongest economy in Latin America and by far the most expensive. They have surprisingly high standards of organisation and cleanliness. Its long Pacific coast and largely flat terrain makes it accessible for trade, and is also easy to govern, especially as most of the population is concentrated in the middle. Chile is […]

  • The secret of The Amazon 1

    The beauty of the unknown is rare in a world where modern civilisation has dominated and destroyed much of our planet, but the incredible Amazon rainforest remains an impenetrable mystery. We read about the existence of uncontacted tribes who live in the depths of the Amazon, the plethora of plants with medicinal qualities and potential […]

Living

  • New country_01

    Where are you from? What do you do for a living? What are your interests? How would you describe yourself? Are you arty, sporty, studious? Most of us are able to introduce ourselves without a second thought, we know who we are and what we like. We have friends and family who have known us […]

  • Home sweet home

    Finding a place to live is one of the most important and stressful parts about moving abroad. People tend to worry about not having a place to live and try to organise everything before they go. However, I would strongly advise against signing signing or paying for a place you haven’t seen and visited properly! […]

  • Bogota 1

    Many tourists come to Bogotá and are disappointed by how little the capital corresponds with their stereotypical image of what Colombia is – Bogotá isn’t hot and it doesn’t have any beaches. Moreover, recent articles claiming that Bogotá has a “European atmosphere and brilliant museums” (The Telegraph), the Transmilenio is “unrivaled for size and efficiency” […]

  • the six stages of settling in

    I have lived in four countries in six years and every time I move abroad, I’ve noticed that there’s a notable psychological, emotional process that you go through (which definitely gets easier by the third and fourth time!) Away from your family and friends, away from everything you know, it’s an emotional rollercoaster – stay […]

  • Why should you live abroad

    Since I was 19, I have lived in Spain, Russia, Mexico and Colombia – and it has been an incredible few years! I really believe that given the opportunity, before you “settle-down”,  you should push the boundaries of your comfort zone and go and live abroad – even if just for a few months or […]

Learning

  • Colombian Football 2

    You always know when Colombia is playing, whether or not it’s an important game, the whole country comes out to support the national team. The streets become a sea of yellow, teachers even rearrange classes to accommodate watching the game – if it’s a home game, the city of Barranquilla (where they play) gets the […]

  • New country_01

    Where are you from? What do you do for a living? What are your interests? How would you describe yourself? Are you arty, sporty, studious? Most of us are able to introduce ourselves without a second thought, we know who we are and what we like. We have friends and family who have known us […]

  • 12 Tips for language learning

    Many dismiss any notion of moving abroad as they can’t speak the local language and they’re “bad at learning languages” – but this isn’t true. Unfortunately the British education system is appalling for language teaching, sucking all the life from the language. The vitality of a country’s culture; history, literature and cinema isn’t even touched […]