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Welcome to Maps and Words, a Travel Blog wrote by backpackers for backpackers. Here you will find the best travel advice to wander the world without spending lots of money. We have also created complete travel guides to help you discover the best destinations in the world.

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The Ultimate Travel Guide to Huacachina


When backpacking Peru, there are certain cities and landmarks you simply shouldn't miss. Huacachina is definitely one of them. Located at the beginning of the Ica desert, this beautiful small town looks like it came straight out from a fantasy movie. Famous f...

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Travel insurance: Everything you need to know


While you are planning your trip, it's really likely that you will find yourself hesitating about one particular item. Should you get travel insurance? Is that really necessary? And I get why you are wondering! Getting insurance for your trip is something tha...

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Travel Guide to Lima: All You Have to Know


Are you traveling to Peru? That's a great decision! Peru is one of the most visited countries in South America, and there is a reason why. From its various landscapes to its incredible cultural wealth, Peru has everything a backpacker might appreciate. But le...

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10 Best Travel Apps to Download for Free


During your traveling adventures, you will find many problems you will have to solve. You might face difficulties considering how to move or have some trouble communicating with locals. Perhaps, you will have doubts about the local currency or encounter many...

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Backpacking Peru: Top destinations & tips


Peru is one of my favorites countries in the world. I have visited it on 3 different occasions and spent a total of 8 months there. And I'm sure I will be back again. It has so many things to offer! So if you are planning a backpacking adventure through Peru,...

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How to Plan your Trip: The Ultimate Guide


For everything in life, there is a first time. But there aren't many things as exciting as planning your first travel adventure. So if this is your case, congratulations! Having decided to travel with your backpack for the first time is something that will su...

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About Us

We are Andres and Ashita, a backpacker couple that has been together since September 2018. But our traveler's adventures started separately. Andres was a web developer working and living in Italy. He was doing great when he decided that he wanted to see the world. I started my journey when I got the opportunity to work on a cruise ship as a children's animator. We met during our time in Colombia. Since then, we have been to Ecuador, and spent 6 months in Peru nearly for free! We crossed the border to Bolivia, and we have been briefly in Argentina and Uruguay. Now we are writing Maps and Words from our Brazilian home.

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