Ode to Antigua: Central America’s Tourist Capital

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Antigua, Guatemala, former capital of Central America, is one of the great colonial towns to which backpackers and ex-pats flock, and though often reputed as a tourist trap, frequent visitor Jonathon Engels comes to the defense of Antigua and reveals some of the great locales that keeps him coming back for more.

Voluntary Vacation: Hostel Hopping in Guatemala

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Many of us dream of taking a year off to travel in exotic locales and live the life of a vagabond, and Jonathon Engels gives tips on how to do just that by volunteering at hostels all around Guatemala.

Beyond Borsch: Different Flavors of Russia

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After deciding to move to Russia, one of the first questions friends and family would ask career ex-pat Jonathon Engels was “What are you going to eat?”, and now, nine months into his contract, he’s put together a collection of great Russian treats that all visitors should try.

The Park Life – Moscow, Russia

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Every tourist visits the instantly recognizable St. Basil’s Cathedral and Red Square, but ex-pat Jonathon Engels recommends visiting Moscow’s great wealth of public parks to enjoy the city more like the locals do.

The Moscow Metro Museum of Art: 10 Must-See Stations

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In a city where prices elevate to astronomical, Jonathon Engels tells how, for less than a dollar, Moscow’s Metro can offer some of the most notable sights the city has and provide a culture exchange of the truest nature.