LandLopers Picks of the Week

1. A Totally Impractical Guide to Living in Shanghai

I only just discovered this site, but I already love it. Mary Anne’s point of view is definitely unique, and her writing is sharp and witty. In this post she talks us through the novelty of having an oven and her attempt to make proper cookies while living in China.

Baking in China (and other improvisational activities)

2. Jack and Jill Travel the World

Learning more about the cultures we visit and in which we embed ourselves, even for a day or two, is a great travel perk. In this post Jack and Jill take a look back at a place where time passes slowly and no one has a schedule to keep.

Escaping the Time Warp in Jardín

3. Kirsten Alana

This is a poignant tale of some truly awful experiences Kirsten had in Buenos Aires. Rather than turn into a rant against the city, Kirsten describes her encounters and reactions in order to shine light on the lessons she took away from these terrible travel moments. Great read for anyone, regardless of where they travel.

Robbed in Buenos Aires

4. Wandering Earl

I’ve been to Mexico several times, most of them to the tropical area known as the Riviera Maya. This stretch of paradise on Mexico’s east coast is not only host to millions of tourists every year, but to the thousands of people who left their home towns to call cities like Playa del Carmen their new home. I love this post for its honest and in depth look at this marvelous town.

Playa del Carmen: Such A Good Place To Live

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By: Matt Long

Matt has a true passion for travel. As someone who has a bad case of the travel bug, Matt travels the world in order to share tips on where to go, what to see and how to experience the best the world has to offer. Also follow Matt on Twitter, Facebook and

5 Responses

  1. jill- Jack and Jill Travel The World

    Thanks for including us Matt! What a pleasant surprise – cheers!

  2. Kirsten Alana

    Wow! Thank you so much for including me Matt! That really means a lot to me.

  3. MaryAnne Oxendale

    Thanks for including me in this round-up- that was really nice! I’m glad you enjoyed it. Come by for cookies some time…

  4. Earl

    Much appreciated sir! Any chance you’re heading to the Riviera Maya at some point in the near future?

    • Matt Long

      Alas no plans, but one never knows! It’s an easy flight down from DC


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