By Leontien Aarnoudse
Close to the frontier with Brazil, a few kilometers from the mighty, impressive waterfalls of Iguazu, an Argentinean couple understood the definition of hospitality and put this into practice at their small hotel ‘Los Troncos‘ in Puerto Iguazu. It is a perfect example of how in a place known for its tourist attraction, it is still possible to keep its own identity and friendliness. (more…)
By Leontien Aarnoudse
Around the world in 80 days is the unforgettable story of Jules Verne, who impressed the world in the 19th century with the speed of his journey. Nowadays, however, there is more of a need for making a difference than speeding from one corner of the world to another. Like a trip around the world by bike, for example. James and his wife Tracey made an impressive Giant Bike Tour like that. During 800 days, they explored the world by traveling “slowly”, which enabled them to meet people and observe everything in greater detail. I asked James five questions about their adventurous, sustainable way of travelling. (more…)
By Helena Bjorck
I have to admit that I probably would not have gone to Honduras if it wasn’t for a good friend of mine who lives there. But I decided to go there during my trip to Central America and I got the bug – the honduran bug that makes me wanting to go back!
The hondurenos are very proud of their country are happy to share their culture with you. To get a very good introduction,visit Museo Para la Identidad Nacional (Museum for National Identity) in Tegucigalpa. In Útila, hire a fisherman to take you to Water Cay where you’ll experience having an island to yourself. Pay the captain on the return to the main island, otherwise you risk becoming a real Robinson Crusoe! (more…)
by Leontien Aarnoudse
Did Tierra del Fuego light my fire? Yes it did! Breathtaking nature and beautiful landscapes. It’s a long trip, but it’s really worth it. Especially if you come and visit Tierra del Fuego in summertime, when it’s less cold and rainy than in winter, and it’s more attractive for hiking.
I still remember the first glimpse of Tierra del Fuego. It was the 2nd of January 2009, 9:30 pm local time. From the plane I looked down over the land, unspoilt and filled with loneliness: green land, blue lakes and hardly any human beings. Was I really travelling to the end of the world? (more…)