Category: Latin America

By Preston Nix

#35 Belize

Belize is one of my least favorite countries. The beaches are nice, and I should say that the Cayes in the north, especially the Blue Hole, are supposed to be great, but on the whole, I feel like this country separates itself from its neighbors only because it is English speaking. Other than that, it…

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#37 The Dominican Republic

  The Dominican Republic is a fantastic country to visit. I highly recommend it. Especially for long weekends. Direct flights from the states for under $500 round trip, beautiful beaches (my favorite in Latin America so far) and really great people. They don’t hassle you, it’s safe, and still very authentic.   Santo Domingo (Spent…

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#40 Panama

Panama City (Spend 24-32 hours here, I did 38) Panama City, the capital of Panama, and home to the Panama Canal (they really just took a name they liked and stuck with it didn’t they), was a fine country where I felt save and welcomed. A good friend lived there for a time, told me…

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#38 Chile

Chile is an incredibly safe and developed country. Honestly, I felt like I was just in Chicago or Houston, but where the languages were swapped (plenty of people spoke English too, just like plenty of people in America speak Spanish).  I went to Chile with the MBA program at TCU, but a few good friends…

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By Preston Nix

#41 Colombia

To begin, Colombia has an incredibly unwarranted reputation as a place that is dangerous and full of drugs. When I arrived in the airport in Cartagena I thought that this reputation would hold true when I got ripped off by the cab driver, but from then on the experience has been incredible. The beach isn’t…

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#36 Guatemala

  Gautemala is a great country to visit with a few days. Definitely see more of it than just Tikal, which was all I did. The food was good and cheap, the scenery is beautiful, and the history is fantastic. The Tikal ruins were wonderful, and I highly recommend that you check it out, despite the…

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