Have you heard of the Canary Islands? Do you know it’s part of Spain? Do you know that despite it being part of Spain, it’s actually in the continent of Africa? Many locals and expats living here will wonder if people in the “outside world” would be able to answer, “yes” to the above questions. … Continue reading Go To La Verga They Said…(Gran Canaria)
“Chicken scratch plans”, “Ever changing” and “No real plans” was the ways I was describing my 2nd leg/extension of my Girl Takes Mundo plans 3 months ago in this post here. I had no clue where I would be 3 months from when I wrote that post and that chicken scratch plans in my phone … Continue reading Summer Ready
Morocco in general attracts over 10 million tourists per year which means it’s more touristy than many people expect. Being so close to Europe it truly is a culture getaway as it is night and day from European countries and the perfect place to put your foot in so to speak to see an Islamic … Continue reading The Morocco Backpacker Trail
I can’t begin to count the number of times I heard people say, “Don’t visit Egypt, it’s dangerous” and “Let some years pass, it will get better”. I must not have been the only one hearing this and refraining from visiting since in recent years, tourism in Egypt has suffered as a result of the increased terrorism … Continue reading Egypt…It’s Ok, No Problem.
Madagascar may be the definition of exotic destinations. Located in the south Indian Ocean, this island is home to thousands of endemic animal and plant species found no where else in the world. (FYI: 90% to be exact and little known fact, not even the Amazon in South America can compare with the diversity of … Continue reading Madagascar, I did it!
I admittedly treated Namibia as a country to kill a couple days during my Girl Takes Mundo trip as I didn’t want to rush getting to the places I wanted to visit and figured seeing another part of Africa wouldn’t hurt since I had the spare days. Apparently adding days to those already desired destinations … Continue reading Namibia, I’ll Be Back!
As I deplaned in Cape Town after what felt like my favorite layover during this whole Girl Takes Mundo trip (London) I couldn’t help to take in the initial sights of Cape Town, the lush African Savanna grasslands where the great cats prey and where the African elephants were roaming wild while in the distant … Continue reading The Up’s & Down’s Of Cape Town
And She’s back at it! Call me a predictable traveling nomad but I’ve decided to extend my original 6 month Girl takes Mundo journey and explore the world more. While it’s true that I covered so much in 6 months visiting Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia, Canada, Central and South America there is still so much … Continue reading Girl Takes Mundo…To Be Continued
I ended my original girltakesmundo trip where it all started. What I mean to say, the first real country outside of the US that I’ve ever visited. My motherland AKA where both my parents were born, Guatemala. The place I call home, the place where I come from despite where I was born, the place … Continue reading Guatemala, You’re Worth It
Travel bloggers always tell you about the amazing cities they have traveled to, tell you where to go, their experiences abroad and yet you never really hear about what happens when they return “home”. I had to learn a hard lesson when I returned home. After weeks of starting to feel like I was starting … Continue reading Chicago, That Time You Gave Me A Panic Attack