December 9, 2014 @ 1:10am by Nana
“What Happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what Happens in New Orleans goes home with you.” When it comes to US cities, is truly as good as it gets. With beautiful landmarks, exquisitely prepared cuisine, historic bars, and jazz clubs with a laissez-faire attitude, there isn’t a day spent in this city that you will regret.
With all this hype about Costa Rica unexpectedly dominating in the world cup, I thought it would be appropriate to share how incredible this country really is. Lying between Nicaragua and Panama, this international tourism hot-spot is bordered by both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Costa Rica offers an experience far from your typical all-inclusive vacation and has plenty to offer for every type of traveler.
Booked your trip and don’t know what to do next? Here is a detailed check-list of everything you need to do before you travel, from entering a new country to getting home in one piece. Make sure your passport is valid because some countries will not let you travel if your passport expires within 6 months.
Oh Rio de Janeiro. This place should be on everyone’s bucket list if it isn’t already. If there’s one word I can use to describe this location it would have to be “dream.” It’s a large, cultured, and gorgeous city that’s surrounded by mountains on the coast. There’s good surf, fantastic night-life and babes everywhere.
LONE TRAVELLER When you’re gearing up for a big trip, people want to know why. Especially if you’re a girl travelling alone in South America for four months. The assumption is that you are mending a broken heart, or you are “lost” and trying to “find yourself”. In my case, neither of these reasons quite apply. As a late-twenty-something girl who spent the past eleven months sleeping in her childhood single bed at her parent’s house (teddy bear bedding included), and working three jobs to pay off student loans (in this never-ending, bone-chiller of a winter, no less), this is more a case of I-need-some-adventure-or-else-I’ll-Sylvia-Plath-myself.
When I first got to Copenhagen, on Christmas Eve, I was surprised to find the city really quiet. There were some people in cafés, sipping 45 kroner coffees, which is roughly nine Canadian dollars. To get an approximation, you multiply by two, and divide by ten. Indeed, at first I thought that everyone stayed in due to the high prices that come with abundant social programs, but after Christmas had passed and people came back from their homes, Scandinavia or the Jutland*, Copenhagen was crawling with people once again.