A trip around Derry and the Northern Ireland Conflict known as The Troubles. What kind of conflict there was in Derry? Religious, terrorist, classist?
Cluj and its magic Romania is a very especial country for me, so much that I’ve come back twice since the first time I visited. Especially to Cluj, the old capital of Transylvania, that student city full of life in which I lived for a month and a half and left so many beautiful people behind. […]
Diversity is the first characteristic that comes to my mind when I think of a backpacking destination. Travellers need to see and experiment new places, it’s something implied in our DNA. Well, I believe Colombia is the right country to do so. Landscapes change only by moving between regions, accents emphasise and climate does so too.
Colombians are open and welcoming, a fact that makes foreigners feel at home. From the coast to the jungle, going through its capital, its pueblo will surprise you with a smile, with its kindness and spontaneity.
There’s no denying that travelling is a special experience you’re lucky to have. With that being said, many tourists slip up at least once with extremely common mistakes you can easily avoid. Here are just six of them to look out for.
Ponta Delgada introduces itself as a Portuguese, with its cobble stone streets made of volcanic rock, its Manuelino style churches and its peculiar nostalgia. However, there’s something else that differentiates it from its siblings Lisbon, Porto o Sintra; and that’s its half Latino personality that shows big-headed in the streets.
São Miguel, my first contact with the Azores Islands São Miguel is like that beautiful cousin you see from time to time and suddenly she’s such a grown up. Azores Islands are much more than beaches; in fact they involve cliffs, green landscapes, untouched nature, volcano craters that become idyllic places to dive in, hot springs […]
Palomino Palomino, what a beautiful Caribbean name. It reminds me of days swimming in the river and the sea, going back and forth endlessly between the two. I spent several days relaxing in Palomino—a small village on Colombia’s Caribbean coast—before heading to Parque Tayrona, a national park considered one of Colombia’s finest destinations. As it turned out, I […]
Venezuela is a beautiful country, surrounded by nature, unique people and charming places. The truth be told, the political and social tumultous situation the country is passing through hurts me inside as it was my own. I’ve had the chance to travel to Venezuela twice, one in 2011 and the last one in 2016. My bonds to the […]
At that very instant I realised what was happening to me. I was arriving to an inflection point without listening inwardly, avoiding to have a real conversation with my guts. A decade had passed since my feet started to walk by intuition, alone and half staggering. I started stepping afraid and full of insecurities but certain about the fact that I was doing what moved me inside.
A decade had passed since they pushed me to follow my dreams, since I met so many people from other countries by myself, since I tried potatoes every single day of my stay and I faced my biggest fears.
To jump whatever it takes, that’s what I have to do. That’s what I want to do. It’s a feeling that comes from deep inside and goes out of my chest. It needs to get out and expand, grow and evolve, just as that spiral I have tattooed to remind me every day.
I remember that one time I was canyoning in Valle del Jerte and I felt scared to jump out of a waterfall. I remember that one time I was in Canaima, one of the prettiest and purest places I’ve ever been to and I was scared to jump into the water. Scared to jump.