The Bamboo Traveler

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Welcome to the Bamboo Traveler

Welcome to The Bamboo Traveler, a travel blog, dedicated to helping women over 40 travel the world safely, cheaply, and comfortably. Whether you’re going for a one, two- or three-week vacation, exploring the world as a digital nomad, or staying home and discovering the world from the comfort and safety of your home, you’ll find loads of information to help inspire and inform you in your wanderings.

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How to Get from El Salvador to Nicaragua (2022)

How to Get from El Salvador to Nicaragua (2022)

Are you traveling overland from El Salvador to Nicaragua? Are you wondering how to do it? What are the requirements for entry into Nicaragua in 2022? In this blog post, I’ll tell you about my experience crossing the border from El Salvador to Honduras and then crossing the border from Honduras to Nicaragua in March 2022. I've also included updated COVID entry requirements for Nicaragua as of June 16, 2022. They have changed and you no longer need a PCR test if you are fully vaccinated. However, for the most recent information on crossing the border into Nicaragua, visit...

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32 FAB Things to Do in Antigua, Guatemala

32 FAB Things to Do in Antigua, Guatemala

One of the top 3 destinations in Central America is Antigua, Guatemala. With its three volcanoes, charming colonial buildings, and cobblestoned streets, it is probably the most beautiful city in Central America. Plus, there are so many things to do in Antigua that you...

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32 Insanely COOL Things to Do in Oaxaca

32 Insanely COOL Things to Do in Oaxaca

Planning a trip to Oaxaca and trying to figure out what to do there? Here is a list of 32 things to do in Oaxaca for those who love food, history, culture, and a bit of adventure. If you don’t have time to do all 32 of them, my TOP 6 things to do in Oaxaca are ... Go...

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10 Books on Russia: What’s Driving Vladimir Putin?

10 Books on Russia: What’s Driving Vladimir Putin?

Are you obsessed as I am right now about all things Russia and Ukraine? This list of books on Russia is made for those of you who are trying to make sense of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Like me, you want to know who Putin is, what's driving him, how Russia got this way, what Russians really think, and why Russia invaded Ukraine. I hope these 10 books on Russia help answer these and many other questions you may have. Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links.  As an Amazon Associate and a Bookshop.org Associate, I earn from qualifying...

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The 15 BEST Books on Guatemala: Read Before You Go!

The 15 BEST Books on Guatemala: Read Before You Go!

“I’d never heard of this bloody place Guatemala until I was in my seventy-ninth year.” – Winston Churchill Over the past 5 months, I’ve been traveling around Central America, and during that time I’ve read 15 books about Guatemala. Before I even stepped into the...

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25 UNFORGETTABLE Books on Cambodia

25 UNFORGETTABLE Books on Cambodia

Spending the past month reading over 20 books on Cambodia, I feel like I’ve just been on an emotional rollercoaster. Throughout history, Cambodia and its people have experienced so much greatness but also so much sorrow--from the grandeur and brilliance of the Angkor...

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