Money Latin America backpacking

Earn Money While Travelling: Your Options

Earn Money While Travelling: Your Options

Running short of money is a familiar problem for anyone who has been on a long travelling trip. No doubt, before you left you spent many hours back home working, saving and carefully budgeting the exact amount of money you’d need to afford to be away for several months.

Once on the road, though, everything inevitably changes. You may get overexcited in the first weeks away and massively overspend, or perhaps you come to decide that six months is not nearly enough to see all that you want to.

Either way, you’re going to need to find some extra money to survive. So what are your options?

As a native speaker, there’s bound to be loads of locals who are just begging to throw money at you for your language skills, right? Well, sort of.

You won't get rich, but might find enough cash to fund a few more adventures

With English being the dominant world language, there will...

Colombia

Why Colombia's Culture Makes No Sense

Why Colombia's Culture Makes No Sense

One of the major reasons why most people visit Colombia is to see and experience the beaches, mountains, lush landscapes and other natural attractions that are scattered throughout the country.

Yet, this is not the only sort of experience on offer in Colombia. A less immediately obvious, but no less real, draw is the Colombian culture and, indeed, its people in general. You’ll probably find that societal customs and the local way of...

Colombian Spanish

How to Speak Colombian Spanish

How to Speak Colombian Spanish

Latin America's friendliest inhabitants – the Colombians – have long claimed that theirs is the most 'neutral' Spanish on the planet. Ah, if only that were so.

Chat to the locals during your stay and you'll quick find that this beautiful sounding version of the language contains as many funny linguistic quirks as it does bits of local slang.

In the spirit of "when in Rome" and all that, you might like to imitate their way of...

Colombia Money

How Much Does it Cost to Travel in Colombia?

How Much Does it Cost to Travel in Colombia?

As a whole, it is significantly cheaper to be a tourist in Colombia than in Europe or the United States. When the costs of travel in Colombia are compared to those in other Latin American countries, the place ranks around mid-table. While it is more...

Safety Latin America

Is Traveling in Latin America Dangerous?

Is Traveling in Latin America Dangerous?

If you’ve never visited Latin America previously, it is natural to wonder if traveling there might be dangerous. Certainly, news reports don’t do the place any favors; on the basis of these alone, you could be forgiven for thinking that you'll find gangs,...

Colombia Bogota Attractions

Bogota: Appearances Can Be Deceptive

Bogota: Appearances Can Be Deceptive

Bogota is not a 'love at first sight' kind of city. Sitting atop a mountain plateau at around 2,600m above sea level, Colombia's capital lacks the pleasant climate found in the rest of the country and is often grey and overcast.

With 9m residents...