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Indonesian Food Cheat-Sheet: Tips & Translations For First-Timers

Mie Goreng Ayam

Indonesian food can be summed up in two words: delicious and inexpensive. Whether street food or actual restaurant, whether on Sumatra, Java, or somewhere further east, it is pretty hard to go wrong in this culinary country. I’ve eaten some amazing meals that cost only 15,000 rupiah ($1.50 USD) yet have left me so stuffed … Read More

22 Amazing Things You Don’t Know About Estonia

Skyline view of Tallinn, Estonia on a gorgeous day

Ahhhh Estonia. Totally ended up here by accident. One night we’re having drinks in Helsinki at the NBE Finland farewell party, the next morning I’m with a group of friends on the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. Best decision ever! There are so many things you don’t know about Estonia. Plus … Read More

You Know You Are In Bolivia When…

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Bolivia is a thought-provoking and unique country, with friendly locals who will not hesitate to share a smile with you despite the daily hardships they endure in the poorest country in South America. Hardships that we cannot even begin to imagine without visiting. You know you are in Bolivia when traveling the country is not … Read More

El Salvador Street Art: Murals, Murals, Everywhere

In El Salvador street art is always colorful. Found this wall in Santa Tecla.

El Salvador. Despite being just a hop, skip and a jump from Honduras, the differences immediately bombards you once crossing the imaginary line which divides the two Latin American countries. Although in the same blood line, I guess you could say El Salvador is the better looking sister. But don’t get your feelings hurt Honduras, … Read More

What Noise Do Dogs Make Around The World?

Dogs around the world make different noises

“What the hell is that? Is that a dog?!” I asked incredulously. Turns out it was. Apparently the dogs in this country make different noises than the traditional “bark bark” I grew up hearing. The more countries I traveled, the more I realized that dogs around the world make different noises in different countries. It … Read More

5 Things To Do Before You Leave Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia is the world's largest salt flat

Bolivia was my first experience of South America where I enjoyed three months of Spanish lessons, a homestay, volunteering and exploring the country. It remains one of my most memorable travel experiences to this day. It was also one of the most thought-provoking. Before you leave Bolivia be sure to soak up as much of … Read More

The Best New Travel Blogs Of March 2014

My Wanderlist

Presenting my second installment of The Best New Travel Blogs You Haven’t Heard Of Yet. After the phenomenal feedback from my first article on new travel bloggers I decided to turn this into a monthly feature here at the HoliDaze. So, if you happen to be a new blogger within the last 12 months — … Read More