Did you know that some countries make it illegal for their citizens to have unofficial entry/exit stamps in their passports?
Luckily this isn’t the case for Canada so I had no concerns about getting Machu Picchu and Galápagos stamps on my first trip to South America last year.
Gaia Passarelli included my passport stamp Instagram in her article for How to Travel Light, The Parallel World of Stamps. The article is in Portuguese, but Google Translate does a reasonable job of translating it (you do use Chrome, so you have this feature, right? Though that means you can’t see my map and tweets, below and right … C’mon Google, fix that!). Even without translation or the ability to read Portuguese, it’s easy to tell what’s what from the cool photos and learn about new places to get passport stamps.
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And if you’re planning a trip to Galápagos and Machu Picchu, you need to read:
- Machu Picchu without a tour — how to get there and buy your tickets independently and, bonus, keep your costs low.
- The best order to see Peru’s highlights without getting sick: How to see Peru without getting altitude sickness (for LuxuryAndBoutiqueHotels.com) and a shorter version for the health and wellness site Nanuism Avoiding altitude sickness in Peru.
- How to see everything you want in the Galápagos islands but not return home exhausted: Best way to see Galápagos (for LuxuryAndBoutiqueHotels.com).
- And there’s much more in the Destination menu above!
What’s the coolest passport stamp (official or otherwise) you have? Which one do you want to get next?