Category Archives: Travel Advice

General thoughts on anything related to travelling. Including tipps and all kinds of travel issues. Some practical, some inspirational.

Should you interrupt your trip to visit home?

Nele/ July 1, 2018/ Travel Advice/ 2 comments

When I came to Chile last February, my original plan had been to stay abroad for a year. However, that idea got busted before I even left, because my sister got pregnant with her first baby, and there was never any doubt in my mind that I would come home to meet my niece once she was born. Thus, I rescheduled my

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The joy of long-distance bus travel

Nele/ June 5, 2018/ Travel Advice, Travelling as an Introvert/ 4 comments

The most common travel style to cover long distances in South America is by bus. I’ve heard lots of complaints about those buses before I got there. Often people ask me whether that’s not incredibly uncomfortable. I always say no to this. Not only because South American buses are surprisingly comfy, but because I’ve always kind of enjoyed long-distance travel. That goes

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Why would you want to travel for a year?

Nele/ January 23, 2018/ Travel Advice/ 0 comments

I heard that question so many times in the past few months. You should think I’d know how to answer it by now. After all, if I’m up-ending my whole life at home to move across half the world for a year, I should have a good reason for that, right? Well, yes and no. More often than not, I find myself

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How to get a Chile working holiday visa

Nele/ January 16, 2018/ Travel Advice/ 8 comments

Disclaimer: This information is valid at the time the article is written. It’s based on my personal experiences, but obviously, I’m not a visa expert or lawyer. Make sure to check in with your local Chilean Embassy to know the latest regulations regarding the working holiday visa before you apply. When I decided to apply for a working holiday visa for Chile

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So you want to study abroad?

Nele/ October 12, 2017/ Travel Advice/ 0 comments

To visit a foreign university and study abroad in a far-away country is high on the list for a lot of people. If that’s you, and you start turning your plans into reality, you’ll sooner or later find yourself up against a whole lot of obstacles. There’s just a whole bunch of crap you have to sift through before you can even

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How to survive a trip with a travel blogger

Nele/ September 7, 2017/ Travel Advice/ 4 comments

The truth has to be told. It’s not easy having a travel blogger as your travel companion. I would know. I am one. Moreover, I spent a whole weekend with a bunch of them lately, as some blogger friends and I got out into the countryside to work on our blogs and chat about everything travel blogging. In between writing articles and

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The best tools I use for planning my trips

Nele/ August 17, 2017/ Travel Advice/ 0 comments

I have been asked more than once how I plan my travels, or whether I use any special tools I can recommend. So I decided to make a blog post about this, to let you in on all my travel secrets. Except, they really aren’t secrets at all. Just some trusted websites I have come to love and trust over the years.

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My life is not what I expected and I blame travel

Nele/ August 3, 2017/ Travel Advice/ 0 comments

This summer it’s precisely 10 years since I graduated school. And yes, it does make me feel old. It also made me think about what expectations I had for my life all that time ago, and in what way they have – or have not – come true. Because of this ten-year anniversary I recently reconnected with some old friends from school.

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