Work Exchange In Peru: How I Lived In Cusco For Free

My experience doing a work exchange in Peru with Worldpackers. My work exchange in Peru was a few years ago, but I never really explained how I was able to live in Cusco for free for one month. So today, I'm going to share my story! As a hardcore budget traveler, I am always looking …

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11 Best Things To Do In Baños, Ecuador

The best things to do in Baños, the adventure capital of Ecuador! Anyone traveling through Ecuador should definitely stop in Baños de Agua Santa. This town is sometimes also called “The Adventure Capital of Ecuador” and the “Gateway To The Amazon”. Baños is a great place to get in touch with nature, experience the warm …

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7 Ways To Save Money In Cusco, Peru

7 ways to save money in Cusco, Peru, the gateway to Machu Picchu. Cusco, Peru, often acts as a base for visiting the iconic Machu Picchu. This wonder of the world is absolutely worth the trip. But the city of Cusco itself is often overshadowed by this famous site of ancient Inca civilization. Cusco is …

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10 Best Things To Do In Quito, Ecuador

A list of the 10 best things to do in Quito, Ecuador. Ecuador’s capital city can easily overwhelm travelers on their first day. From the busy roads full of wild drivers and the constant sound of car horns to the crowded streets packed to the brim with persistent street vendors and pedestrians, Quito is a …

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20 Things I Learned At Lake Titicaca, Peru

Things I learned on a day trip to Lake Titicaca, Peru.  Lake Titicaca lies on the border of Peru and Bolivia and is the world's highest navigable body of water. I was lucky enough to visit the mystical place while I was doing a work exchange in Cusco. It was definitely a highlight of my …

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15 Best Things To Do In Cusco, Peru

Some of the best things to do in Cusco, the gateway to Machu Picchu in Peru.  After living and working in Cusco for two weeks, I am completely in love with this amazing city. Full of modest architecture, colorful local crafts, a thriving tourism industry, and vibrant nightlife, Cusco somehow manages to be thrilling yet …

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Ama La Vida: Experiences in Baños, Ecuador

Reflections and fond memories from my travels to Baños, Ecuador. "Ama La Vida" is a very fitting slogan for Ecuador. It means "Love Life". This phrase is plastered in rainbow colors over every surface here, including buses, bridges, t-shirts, hats, street signs, bags, and building walls. But I've found that this slogan is more than …

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Mindo, Ecuador: My Volunteering Experience

My experience living and working in the Cloud Forest of Mindo, Ecuador. After two weeks of volunteering in and around Quito, two weeks in Mindo was exactly what I needed. Volunteering in Mindo, Ecuador This area is like an oasis of peace and tranquility just waiting to bestow its charm upon anyone in need. I've …

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Volunteering in Ecuador: My First Volunteer Experience!

Experiences during my first week of volunteering in Ecuador.  At Equator, "Mitad Del Mundo" outside Quito. After over two weeks in Ecuador, I feel like I've had a very authentic local experience. Getting to stay with local families has deepened my appreciation for the culture and improved my Spanish speaking skills.  Witnessing the natural beauty …

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