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The 100 Year Old Rocket Paddle Steamer of Bangladesh

An overnight cruise on the Rocket Paddle Steamer in Bangladesh is one of the world’s classic river journeys – read our review & find out if it deserves the title.

El Carmen Border Crossing: CA-4 Visa Run to Mexico

If you are in Guatemala and your 90 day CA-4 visa is about to expire, then Mexico is your best bet for a new stamp –  find out why the El Carmen border crossing is the best way to get… Continue Reading →

How to Extend a CA-4 Visa in Guatemala City

Extending your CA-4 Visa in Guatemala City for $15.00 adds an additional 90 days to your existing visa –  find out the complete process & what documents you need to obtain a CA-4 Visa extension.

How to Get to the Corn Islands Without Flying

Getting to the Corn Islands without flying is very time consuming & unpredictable. We provide you with the details you need to make it happen for roughly half the cost of flying! Find out if you have what it takes!

Mexico Exit Fee via Land Border Crossings: Is It a Scam?

The Mexico exit fee is not a scam – you must pay 390 pesos / $18.25 if you stay over 7 days. Find out if you already paid it, how to pay it if you didn’t, and how to avoid paying… Continue Reading →

Valle Nuevo to Las Chinamas Border Crossing

The border crossing between Guatemala & El Salvador from from Valle Nuevo to Las Chinamas is easy – find out how to get from Antigua to Ahuachapan for the Ruta de las Flores.

Livingston, Guatemala Travel Guide: What to Expect

Livingston is either your first or last destination – clear immigration, and start soaking up the local Garifuna culture. Find out all the basics in our Livingstone, Guatemala Travel Guide.

Rio Dulce Boat Tour to Livingston: Top 5 Attractions

Most tourists visit the region to take the Rio Dulce boat tour to Livingston – find out when they depart, prices & what you see along the way.

How to Get a Myanmar Visa in Kuala Lumpur (KL)

You can obtain a Myanmar visa in Kuala Lumpur from Ever Fine Travel & Tour for 223 ringgit / $52 – if you apply in the morning, you can get it in the afternoon. Continue reading for more information…

Story of a Hsipaw Train Derailment in Myanmar

Check out what happened when my Hsipaw train to Pwin Oo Lwin went off the tracks! A train derailment in Myanmar is an adventure for travellers but for locals, it’s a part of everyday life.

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