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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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Travel Guide to Itacaré


Itacaré is one of the most beautiful beach destinations in the Brazilian Northeast cost. Located in the Bahia State, approximately 270 kilometers away from Salvador de Bahia, this beautiful fishers town is growing every year, getting more and more visits fro...

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The Ultimate Travel Guide to Buzios, Brazil


There's no point in denying that Rio de Janeiro is one of the most beautiful and touristic cities in the whole world. But unfortunately, not many travelers have heard about Buzios, a beautiful peninsula located 170 kilometers away from the famous Brazilian me...

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Bogotá Travel Guide for Backpackers


The capital city of Colombia is one of the mandatory stops when backpacking the country. Located 8,016 feet (2,630 meters) above sea level, this giant metropolis is full of history and natural beauty. Let's talk about everything you need to know before visiti...

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Colombian Caribbean Travel Guide: Destinations & Tips


Everybody knows Colombia is one of the most attractive destinations for backpackers in South America. It's an amazing country, with so much to see and do. But on this occasion, I wanted to share with you our complete travel guide to the Colombian Caribbean, o...

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Medellín Travel Guide for Backpackers


Despite being once known as the most dangerous city in Colombia, Medellín has recovered and it is today one of the most beautiful destinations in the country. Known as "the city of eternal spring" for its mild climate throughout the year, this city in the he...

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Plan a Travel Budget: Comprehensive Guide


One of the most complicated aspects of planning any type of dream trip is designing the budget you will need to make it come true. This is especially difficult if you are shaping a long trip, or if it is your first time trying to do it. But don't worry! We ha...

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About Us
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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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