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Manizales cheap rent living in Colombia

How Much Does It Cost to Live in Colombia?

The country of Colombia is not in my World’s Cheapest Destinations book, but it is in my cheap living abroad book A Better Life for Half the Price. It has a whole lot going for it as a place to live.
travel in peru can be cheap or not

Is Peru a Cheap Place to Travel? It Depends…

Peru is a travel bargain. Or Peru is very expensive. It all depends on how you travel. I inhabit the strange world of travel writing where for my job I go back and forth from cheap hotels to plush palaces, from
secret beach in Panama

Barbershop Postcards, Secret Beaches, Bruegel With Mom, and Finding Gandhi

That mouthful of a title can only mean one thing: it’s time for a new edition of Perceptive Travel online magazine. You never know what kind of offbeat travel narratives are going to show up there because we’re not going to
Guanajuato Mexpatriate view from a rooftop

Living the Mexpat Life

“So what’s it like living there in Mexico?” People in my country of birth ask me this a lot. Usually with a bit of trepidation in their voice, like I’m going to tell them five horrible things that happened to me

Peru’s Salkantay Trek vs. the Inca Trail

  Twice in my life I have spent several days off the grid in Peru, slogging up and down the Andes Mountains on the way to Machu Picchu. Once I did it on the Inca Trail, another time on the Salkantay