I have had the opportunity to travel solo to about 10 countries now. And I still remember the first day of my South America trip – I had heard all about how unsafe South America was and I felt that I had to be on my guard at all times no matter what, or I ‘d be kidnapped and God knows what would happen to me.
As a solo female traveler, I am always wary of home-stays – living at someone’s house without knowing them, just never sounded safe to me. But I did try it out when I was traveling with a group of friends to Kerela, India. We lived with an elderly family in their beautiful ancestral farmhouse. It is called the Aditi home-stay at Wayanad. They had extended their house with some new rooms to accommodate more families and even had a dorm for backpackers. The rooms were great as they ensured privacy and were pretty comfy. Continue reading “6 things I learnt at my first ever homestay experience”
Peru is set up well for tourism when it comes to accommodation and transport. With a decent accommodation (that includes wifi, hot showers and breakfast) and good food and traveling around in local buses you can easily survive at 30$/day. Although I will tell you where to find cheaper accommodation too, and what all you you will have to trade for low costs. Continue reading “Best places to stay, while backpacking in Peru”
There are two things, in my opinion, that keeps people from traveling – safety and expenses. Lets talk about the former! Continue reading “Backpacker’s secret: How to not get robbed in South America”
This is a welcome post – for first time backpackers. There is no doubt in the fact that you are going to be a part of an exhilarating experience (some bitter some better ;)). First things first, lets “Cheers” – to making bad decisions and to adventurous times ahead! Continue reading “Backpacker’s secret: How to prepare for your first backpacking trip”