Countries to avoid in Africa

Countries to avoid in Africa

Countries to Avoid in Africa | The list of travel warnings for countries in Africa is endless. From Libya in the north to Lesotho in the south almost every country fills a chapter. But two countries in particular stand out from the crowd: Madagascar and Somalia … Countries to Avoid in Africa: Madagascar Countries to

Countries to avoid in Latin America

countries avoid latin america

Countries to avoid in Latin America | With terrorism spreading across Europe, continued unrest in the Middle East and northern Africa, travelers start to check out Latin America as an alternative likely safer destination. According to the IATA (International Air Transit Association), Latin American carriers experienced an almost 10% increase in traffic in 2016 and

Countries to avoid in Asia

Countries avoid Asia

Countries to avoid in Asia | Today we start a mini series of three blog posts about countries to avoid as a tourist. Starting with Asia we will hop to Latin America tomorrow and finish in Africa on Tuesday. Discouraging you from traveling to certain countries does not mean that locals are generally hostile towards



Drainspotting¬†| Whatever destination we do explore, we always hope to satisfy our drainspotting addiction, too. If a manhole or drain cover catches our attention we take a snap of the object of desire. Some drain covers are pretty spectacular, especially the older ones. England is a good source for drainspotting. Still, we haven’t been to

Vacation that really matters

vacation that really matters

Taking a vacation that really matters | We are living in the hyper-connected age of smartphones, tweets and social newsfeeds. How do we take vacation? There are different flavors: (A) just taking time off at home, (B) travel for fun but semi-tethered to your digital devices, and (C) leaving home for a complete digital detox.

About Chili and Churp

History of Tourism

Chili Churp – about us | We are Chili & Churp, bloggers and world travelers on a budget. With our blog posts we would like to encourage you to do the same. Our goal is to show you how to travel the world on your own, without tour operators, easily and safely. In our regular