The Basics Hanoi Upon arrival in Hanoi, we took bus 86 towards the historic center for $35,000 each. We exited the terminal, passed the taxi signs and followed signs to Minibus. A man in an orange shirt helped us choose a minibus based on our destination. Getting around for us was easy. We mostly stuck … Continue reading Hanoi & Cat Ba Island
The Basics Before arriving to Peru, we bought a train ticket with PeruRail from Cusco to Aguascalientes. The station in Cusco is about 30 minutes from the city center, so we ordered a taxi to pick us up early. Upon arrival in Aguascalientes, we bought our bus tickets for the next morning to take us … Continue reading Machu Picchu for Couples
The Basics We flew internationally and arrived at the airport about 20 minutes from the city center. We paid S20 for a taxi into town, which I think is way overpriced (oh well!). Taxis don’t have meters here, so bartering is necessary. We chose to stay in 2 different areas: near the Plaza de Armas … Continue reading Cusco, Peru
The Basics From Medellin, go to the South Terminal. There is one ticket booth for buses to Jericó. Buses can fill up, so if you're going on a puente weekend, try to get there before 9am or book in advance. We typically buy return tickets at the same time to save the trouble. To Jericó, … Continue reading Jericó: Gem of Antioquia, Colombia
In Nicaragua, there is a friendly competition for which is the most loved city: Granana or León? During our stay, we spent a few days in Granada and did not plan on visiting León. However, a bonus day happened and we made it to León for one epic night of adventures. Whether you visit one … Continue reading Nica: Granada or León?
The Basics Getting to Providencia from San Andres takes a couple hours, depending on which route you go. The options are flying or taking a boat. We decided on trying both, for the experiences and the comparison. On the way there, we flew via Satena airlines. Booking required using a Colombian debit card, but I … Continue reading Providencia: Island Treasure of Colombia
The Basics From Medellín, there are a few options for getting to Salento. The most simple is to rent a car, though I haven't done that yet in Colombia. You may also take the bus, which runs out of the North Terminal. Many friends have taken this bus and it can be 6 hours or … Continue reading Salento: More than ‘Coffee Country of Colombia’