We are now almost three months into our Never Ending Voyage! Three days ago we finally left Buenos Aires after spending two months there studying Spanish and exploring the city. We loved it but are now ready to get away from city life and are looking forward to hitting the road and finding some quiet and beautiful places.
After an amazingly comfortable 17 hour bus ride (with fully reclining seats, personal TVs and dinner with wine & champagne) we arrived in Puerto Iguazú to explore the incredible Iguazú Falls. Today is Argentina’s bicentenary – it’s been 200 years since the revolution that led to their independence, so hopefully there should be celebrations tonight.
Next we are heading to Paraguay. We have no idea what to expect and are excited to be exploring this little-visited country (there isn’t even a guidebook). We have no plans and no time limits.
Never Ending Voyage Around the Web
The exciting news this month is that Simon’s guest post was featured on the huge travel blog Almost Fearless. Check out his Confessions of a Rookie Digital Nomad.
We were also featured on a number of other websites:
Career Breaks Secrets interviewed us with some detailed questions about our travels that really got us thinking.
Freepursuits included a few of our posts in the Digital Nomad Blog Carnival.
Vagablogging featured our story of how we saved 75% of our income to travel.
Vagabond Quest included our recommendations in their article on the Top 3 Must-Have Travel Gear. Lots of great suggestions here.
Twenty-Something Travel recommended our 3 part series on How to Sell All Of Your Stuff as one of the most useful articles she’d found on the subject, as she prepares for her own travels by getting rid of some of her excess belongings. The post was featured on the front page of the Lonely Planet website so got us some extra traffic from here.
Anna from Manzanna highlighted our blog after we met her at a delicious meal at Casa Saltshaker. Check out her site for details of her adventures at culinary school in Buenos Aires.
Digital Nomad Update
Simon has continued with his freelance work, although currently we still aren’t earning enough to cover our expenses. He has been focused on redesigning his portfolio site (almost finished!) and developing an idea for an exciting new product that should be really useful to other travellers as well as a new potential source of income for us. Details coming soon!
This month we promoted our first affiliate product – the excellent Language Hacking Guide. We will only feature products we genuinely love and think will be incredibly useful to our readers (as you know from our saving posts we don’t recommend spending money needlessly!). It’s a great resource if you a looking for a different approach to language learning.
In the past week we have been doing our own Language Hacking 7 Day Challenge where we focused on trying out the techniques recommended in the Language Hacking Guide. It’s been very interesting! Our full report is coming on Thursday.
HostelBookers has announced that it is increasing its Lowest Price Guarantee so that if you now find the same deal cheaper anywhere else, they will refund double the difference! To celebrate they are running a competition where you can win some great prizes including £1000 cash, a Panasonic Lumix camera and an iPod touch. It’s really easy to enter here: HostelWorld Price Comparison Competition.
We just used HostelBookers to book our hostel in Puerto Iguazú and do find it a useful way of comparing prices and finding hostels that aren’t in the guidebook.
Thanks for all the support we’ve had this month from everyone who has read our posts; left comments; retweeted, liked and stumbled our articles; and especially those of you who bought the Language Hacking Guide.
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