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Welcome to The Bamboo Traveler, a travel blog dedicated to helping you dig deeply into the history, heritage, and culture of a place. Whether it’s through the pages of your passport or the pages of a book, I’ll help you travel the world and uncover the history, culture, food, architecture, and natural beauty of some of the world’s most fascinating places.

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These are the BEST places to stay in Lake Atitlan (2022)

These are the BEST places to stay in Lake Atitlan (2022)

Are you in the middle of preparing for your trip to Guatemala? Trying to decide where to stay in Lake Atitlan? In this travel guide, I’m going to share with you the best places to stay in Lake Atitlan—the best hotels, hostels, and villages. You’ll find out where to get the best views of the lake and its magical volcanos as well as how to get to each village.

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15 Chill Things to Do in Rio Dulce & Livingston (2022)

15 Chill Things to Do in Rio Dulce & Livingston (2022)

Are you planning a trip to Guatemala and trying to decide whether to add Rio Dulce and Livingston to your itinerary? Are you wondering what there is to do on the country’s Caribbean Coast? In this Guatemala travel guide, I’m going to share with you all the fun things to do in Rio Dulce and Livingston—history, culture, food, and nature.

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Where to stay in Flores and Tikal (2022)

Where to stay in Flores and Tikal (2022)

Looking for the perfect place to stay during your visit to Flores and Tikal? In this post, I’m going to break down the 6 different areas around Flores where you can stay and then give you a list of the best hotels and hostels for every budget.

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Top 20 Things to Do in Flores, Guatemala (2022)

Top 20 Things to Do in Flores, Guatemala (2022)

Are you planning a trip to Guatemala and want to see the ruins of Tikal but you’re not sure how to do it? Or you’re not sure what else there is to do besides the ruins in Flores? In this travel guide to Flores and Tikal, you’ll find a list of 20 fun things to do in Flores and Tikal.

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12 Books on Russia: What is Vladimir Putin Thinking?

12 Books on Russia: What is Vladimir Putin Thinking?

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 12 books on Russia help answer these and many other questions you may have. If you want to read more about Ukraine, here is a list of 30 books on Ukraine. Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links.  As an Amazon...

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30 Books on Ukraine: History, Culture, & Fiction

30 Books on Ukraine: History, Culture, & Fiction

If you’re trying to make sense of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, here are 30 books on Ukraine to help you understand the country better. The list includes books on Ukrainian history, World War II, and the Holocaust in Ukraine as well as novels set in Ukraine....

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16 Great Books on Indonesia

16 Great Books on Indonesia

I started reading books on Indonesia during the beginning of the pandemic. I intended to travel to the country the minute borders opened up. Well, unfortunately, it took Indonesia way too long to open, so I took a detour through Central America. Hopefully, one day I...

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