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She Said, She Said in Buenos Aires, Argentina: Is El Caminito / La Boca worth visiting?

El Caminito and La Boca are popular tourist spots famous for Tango and colorful buildings in Buenos Aires -Was it a great afternoon out or a tourist trap in a bad neighborhood? Find out what both of us thought and whether we recommend it to you in our new series She Said, She Said.

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Organized Mayan Village Tours: Tourism or Trespassing?

Two shiny new Ford transporter vans stop along the side of a white cement road and nearly 30 passengers pile out and reformulate into the small groups everyone came with. Dani and I stand off to the side and observe with some shock the other tourists in the group. A group of Brazilians (both female and male) in tank-tops, short-shorts and movie-star sunglasses and several girls in short-ish skirts. Before you start thinking Dani and I to be very prude (standing there in our long pants, closed toe shoes and jackets), we should explain that our tour was taking place in traditional Mayan villages outside of San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico. The agency had mentioned that we should wear appropriate clothes out of respect to the villagers – advice apparently very few of us chose to heed.

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Bargaining for a tour of murder in Cambodia

How bizarre was it to bargain for the price of a tuk tuk ride, when the driver was about to take us out to visit the Killing Fields, the genocide museum which explicitly tells the story of the reign of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge from 1975-1979. The entire day we choked back tears and learned about Cambodia’s history.

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Travel in Honduras – safe or not?

During this eight-month leg of our trip through Central America, we crossed paths with countless travelers coming up north as we headed down south, and listened to their tips and advice for places we had yet to visit. The only place that nobody could tell us much about was Honduras. It seems many people wonder whether it is safe or not to go there – here is our take.

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