CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA

A TRAVEL GUIDE TO SOUTH AMERICA’S MOST BEAUTIFUL CITY: CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA

January 27, 2022

The ‘Queen of the Caribbean Coast’— Cartagena is one of the most beautiful cities in South America. A colorful, vibrant city— this gem combines well-preserved colonial architecture with plenty of cultural charm. The Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the symbol of the city are its Palenquera fruit sellers, who skillfully balance bowls of tropical fruits on their heads. Furthermore, Cartagena’s Caribbean beaches cater for even the most discerning sunseekers.

Colombia might sound intimidating for many, but Cartagena is not the reality of Colombia. This gorgeous walled city has turned into a traveler’s hotspot for a good reason.

Make sure to include Cartagena on your next trip to Colombia, here is why?

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ECUADOR, GUAYAQUIL

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELLING TO GUAYAQUIL, ECUADOR

January 26, 2022

Guayaquil is the commercial center and the largest seaport of Ecuador. A vibrant city, growing ever more modern and versatile. Located in southwest Ecuador along the banks of the Guayas River, which flowers into the Pacific Ocean. 

Usually, tourists visit Guayaquil on the way to the beaches on the Pacific coast or the Galapagos Islands, but here I want to share a “compact” Guayaquil travel guide, where I’ll cover the basics of how to get around the city, where to stay, and what’s worth seeing.

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FINANCE

ETFs BEATING THE S&P 500: WHAT EVERY INVESTOR SHOULD KNOW

January 22, 2022

*Disclaimer: This blog post is not a financial advice, nor connected with a recommendation to buy or sell shares, but an educational article for those who are interested to know about investing in the stock market, written by DisiCouture.com contributor and finance advisor

When you invest you want to make as much return as you can. It should be noted that winners in the market are made by making decisions which make you closer to your investment goal. Sometimes, that even means going in the opposite direction.

If you are looking for ETFs to give your portfolio a boost then don’t look further. An ETF is a diversified portfolio of shares. Just see it as a basket of shares of several companies packaged together. The plus point? You don’t have to research the stocks and you don’t have to actively maintain your portfolio. Because you don’t manage your portfolio yourself you pay a small fee to the manager of the ETF.

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ASTROLOGY

HOW MERCURY RETROGRADE IN CAPRICORN AFFECTS YOU

January 20, 2022

14th January – 3rd February 2022

Mercury is currently in retrograde motion in the sign of Capricorn according to the sidereal system of astrology. During this Mercury Rx period expect some unexpected news, revelation, and changes in government, power, and higher authorities. On a global level Capricorn is the sign of economy and finances, so the stock market may drop, get slower, or perhaps change in the dynamic of the economy or finances.

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TRAVEL

MY FIRST OVERSEAS FLIGHT DURING THE PANDEMIC: HERE IS WHAT HAPPENED

January 19, 2022

Flying out of Amsterdam’s airport, typically one of the Europe’s busiest, felt both safe and comfortable.

On December 10, I took my first overseas flight since I went to Maldives in November 2019. I may be a passionate traveler, but all my flights in 2020-2021 were within Europe. However, the pandemic left me extra-cautious about leaving overseas, and until now, I’ve felt safest making small trips in Europe. Since the pandemic hit, I’ve regularly wondered how safe flying overseas during the pandemic would feel?

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CUENCA, ECUADOR

INGAPIRCA: THE ECUADOR’S VERSION OF A MINI MACHU PICCHU

January 15, 2022

Ingapirca, one of my favorite spots and the highlight of my Ecuador trip in December. In Kichwa, Inka Pirka means „Inca wall”, which is located in Cañar Province,, and the name of the older Inca ruins and archeological site nearby. This is Ecuador’s version of a mini Machu Picchu, and the largest known Inca ruins in Ecuador. The most significant building is the Temple of the Sun, an elliptically shaped building constructed around a large rock.

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CUENCA, ECUADOR

TRAVEL GUIDE TO CUENCA, ECUADOR

January 13, 2022

*NOTE: Unfortunately we are still in unusual times, and the COVID-19 regulations change rapidly. Please check here the latest information before making your journey to Ecuador.

Cuenca, is one of the most beautiful colonial cities in Ecuador, located in the highlands of Ecuador at about 2,560 m above sea level. This gem is surrounded by the Andes mountains, divided by the river Tomebamba next to the city center. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its many historical buildings and its historical importance as an agricultural and administrative center of Ecuador.

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