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5 ways to avoid being the ugly american

5 ways to avoid being the ugly american

Do you want to get the best out of your next trip to an to exotic Hispanic country? I can imagine and knowing what mistakes to avoid can make your trip even better. Although there are 21 countries that have Spanish as their official language, they’re all quite different. For example, cuisines vary from tacos in Mexico, Paella in Spain, and Churrascaria in Argentina. However, some uninformed tourists assume all Hispanic countries eat the same meal… tacos and burritos. The best…

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Common Visa Requirements for Latin America

Common Visa Requirements for Latin America

You’ve packed your bags, planned your excursions, bought your ticket, but have you considered how to enter the country? Depending on you stay, visa requirements can be simple, or very complex. Most countries have a 90 day tourist visa, which allow you to enter the country for that time period. However, you can’t work for a foreign employer, as these countries don’t want their natives excluded from the job market. Some countries, like Brazil, charge up to $160 per visa…

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Baja Bound and Las Gaviotas Rentals Review

Baja Bound and Las Gaviotas Rentals Review

Are you looking for a surf destination that’s warm, cheap, convenient and full of good waves? Well, look no further as Baja California has a wide variety of surf ranging from punchy beach breaks, long points, reefs and more. Baja California is a short drive from Southern California and has plenty of activities. Last weekend, I stayed at Las Gaviotas Rentals by Rosarito Beach with my dad and Ted, my friend from San Diego. Besides surfing, this area has great…

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Unique Spanish Sports

Unique Spanish Sports

Unique Spanish Sports Does it seem like the only sport of any significance in Hispanic countries is soccer, or fútbol? I can imagine, as it would seem every Spanish language television channel has a match on. However, there are many unique Spanish sports. For example, the Mayans played Pitz also known as Pok-ta-tok , a ball game with the objective of hitting the Tlachtli, or ball, through stone hoops. In fact, these ancient courts can still be found in central american…

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Snowboarding Places in the Hispanic World

Snowboarding Places in the Hispanic World

Do you love snowboarding, but want to try it in an exotic destination? While many places such as Mammoth, CA have had an epic winter, there are many premiere snowboarding places in the Hispanic world. Most people perceive Hispanic countries as tropical areas with no snow, but not all Hispanic countries fall under this definition. For example, Spain, Chile, and Mexico offer world class skiing and snowboarding. Spain Ah Spain, the land of tapas, flamenco and bullfighting. Spain isn’t generally…

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Surfing Latin America

Surfing Latin America

Do you like to play sports while traveling? While sightseeing can be fun, world class sports destinations are even better. I personally love traveling to exotic surfing destinations, which can be found throughout the Hispanic world. In the past, surfing was restricted to Australia, California, and Hawaii. Currently, once unsurfable places like Canada can be surfed due to technological advances. This post will serve as a broad Surfing Latin America guide. While many Hispanic countries offer surfing, Peru, Spain, Costa…

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