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Erik Fantasia

New York City


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Long-term traveler, now back home in NYC. You can read more about my travels at

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A  September 05, 2015

San Pedro Sula: Top 5 worst cities you've ever visited?

San Pedro Sula​ - the second largest city in Honduras tops my list. It's the murder capital of the world, surpassing Ciudad Juarez (which seems to get a lot of attention in the US media since it is on our border). When we arrived in San Pedro we... See More

A  January 17, 2015

Antarctica: Who has been to Antarctica?

Hi Michael! I travelled to the Antarctic Peninusla in 2011, departing from Ushuaia​, Argentina and traveling by boat for approximately 10 days round-trip. It's expensive, but if you have time on your side, head to Ushuaia during the Antarctic summer... See More

A  December 29, 2014

Nepal: Where and how do I find hiking partners?

You can also try ​ I completed the ABC solo in February, 2013. It is actually very easy to do on your own and you will meet plenty of people on the trail. I can provide more details if you are interested. See More

A  October 11, 2014

New York City: A good place to eat in Times Square?

Head over to 9th Ave where there are a ton of restaurant options. Lots of Thai food in this area, Pure Thai Cookhouse​ is one of the best, Room Service​ is also pretty good. There is fantastic Afghan food at Afghan Kebab... See More

A  September 28, 2014

Western Australia: What are the most underrated travel destinations?

​Western Australia​ - most visitors focus on the Eastern part of the country, from Queensland's Great Barrier Reef down to Sydney & Melbourne. WA is huge (France could fit in it four times) and sparsely populated. You can find pristine, deserted... See More

A  September 22, 2014

Ko Lanta: If you had 4 days in February, would you go to Ko Lanta or Ko Lipe?

I strongly prefer Ko Lanta​ over Koh Lipe​. I was on Lipe in February 2013, and was disappointed to find it was absolutely crawling with people - loud, crowded, and now sadly starting to suffer from the overbuilding and pollution.... See More

A  September 02, 2014

India: Any suggested Itineraries for 2 weeks in South India ?

I would suggest focusing on the state of Kerala​, starting with the beautiful cliffs and beaches of Varkala​, then a cruise up the backwaters of Alleppey​, followed by historic Fort Kochi​.... See More

A  August 28, 2014

Holbox Island: Best Whale Shark operator from Isla Holbox?

I'll answer my own question here: Book your whale tour on Isla Holbox​ - not in advance! You will get a much better deal and don't need to worry about the tours filling up. You can also often hire a private boat to carry 4 for the price of 2... See More

Q  July 21, 2014

Holbox Island: Best Whale Shark operator from Isla Holbox?

Are there any recommended whale shark operators from Isla Holbox or do they all sell the same experience (at different price points)? See More

A  April 25, 2014

Thailand: Unspoiled beautiful Thailand?

You'll want to visit the ​Andaman Sea (Western) side that time of year. I would recommend Ko Lanta​. Avoid Phuket​, Koh Phi Phi​, Railay Beach​, and even Koh Lipe ,... See More

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