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Marina Janeiko

Riga, Latvia


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Traveler, digital nomad and founder of What's It Like​. On the road for the last 5 years. Happy to share advice ;)

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AColombia: How to budget for a month in Colombia

Hostels vary a lot in Colombia, you can get anywhere from $25 to $60 for a dorm, and higher up for private, especially in decent place and in high season. Food is relatively cheap, especially because in most places they have set lunches for really good prices. Buying food... See More

AWhat's your favorite product from abroad that you can't find at home?

Black rice desert, common in Thailand​ :) See More

APeru: Altitude Illnesses in Peru

Hi Kasia, You can't really prevent it, but acclimatizing will help to minimize the risk of very unpleasant symptoms such as headache, feeling head pressure, fatigue, etc. Avoid doing mountain tours/hiking that in one day cover more than 700-1,000m change in altitude.... See More

AMexico: Itinerary for the Peninsula of Yucatan

Don't miss the hidden gem on the coast -Laguna Bacalar​, it doesn't get visited much, doesn't have crowds of tourists like other more popular coastal places, but it's really beautiful and chill. I wrote a post about it here ​ ;) Enjoy! ... See More

AHow do you continue learning a foreign language when you're home?

The only way is finding a specific language community and try to hang out within it as much as possible. Watching movies in Spanish also helped me a lot. See More

AWhat are the most underrated travel destinations?

Traveling the Amazon river by local cargo boats​ - a lot of fun and a unique experience!  Here's my blog post about it ​. ​ See More

AIndonesia: Where to go in Indonesia for beautiful nature, but not too many tourists?

Aceh​ province in Sumatra​ sees relatively small numbers of tourists and the nature and beaches there are just like a paradise​. Here's my blog post about it ​. See More

APeru: Starting to plan our trip to Peru/Macchu Picchu in November 2015

I absolutely loved Fortaleza de Kuelap​ experience ​ and traveling through the Amazon ​. Titicaca might disappoint you, even though if you're not in a hurry staying a week in a place with open air bathtub high up the hills overlooking the lake... See More

AWhat kind of information do you want to know as a backpacker?

I'm biased, but WHEN to go is an important aspect to research :) See More

AMedellin: What part of Medellin is the best place to stay?

I loved Envigado​ - lively local feel and quite a lot of expat rentals. See More

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