Iguazu Falls was the perfect way to cross the border from Argentina into Brazil and from there we continued our journey to Rio for Carnival, but we had one more stop on the way. Parati is a former Portugese colonial town with well preserved cobblestone streets (or as Auston calls them: cobbleystone) and historic buildings […]
We spent seven fantastic days in Argentina’s capital of Buenos Aires even though we could avoid the reciprocity fee to enter. The European-esque city with that Latin flavor has plenty to offer from it’s mix of architectures, local wines, unique dance styles and fascinating cultural history that’s visibly changing and progressing every year. We were […]
Our time traveling as FiveBadTourists through Peru was quickly coming to an end. My older sister, Tasia, and her husband, Adam, had a flight to catch in Puno the following day after our visit to Machu Picchu’s glorious ruins. The plan was to take the train from Machu Picchu back to the town of Ollantaytambo […]
From Cusco it was time for the FiveBadTourists to make the journey to see the infamous Machu Picchu. Getting there could have been a simple matter of taking the train from Poroy station just outside of Cusco all the way to Machu Picchu. Unfortunately the only trains times were in the morning and we had […]
Discover what it’s like to eat guinea pig in Peru and celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Plaza de Armas in Cusco.
As the third most populated suburb of Tokyo, Sagamihara is not exactly a highly sought after destination when travelers visit Japan’s capital. However, having a received an invitation to CouchSurf there for three nights, we took it as an opportunity to get out of the city to see the more tranquil outskirts. Our host Ewerthon […]
Heated toilets that spray and dry your ass. Restaurants with buttons on the table to signal your server or touch screen menus to order your food. Vending machines selling hot canned coffee or cold beer. Taxis with automatic passenger doors. One of the largest and most intricate public transit systems in the world. Pristine streets despite a notable lack of garbage cans and […]
Singapore is a multi-island city-state draping off the southern tip of Malaysia. Having a love for big cities and striking skylines, we were eager to experience its distinctive culture. Though upon arrival, the city appeared sterile with a sort of manufactured feel. Considering it contains a remarkable mix of cultures (predominately Chinese, Malaysian, and Indian), […]