A lot of travel bloggers enjoy bragging. They are all about the number of countries they have visited (hint: often times, they have just gone through a country during a bus ride on their way to a different once, but since they got a stamp on their passport they still think it’s ok to tick […]
An increasing number of travellers are volunteering during their vacations, but sometimes they do more harm than good. The desire of so many travellers to go on a trip and at the same time do some good has fueled the industry of voluntourism: a number of companies now offer tourists the possibility to work on a […]
Eleven persons I have met during a guided tour and you would not want in yours – warning, some may well be me!
I was born with the wanderlust gene, and I certainly prefer traveling alone. I would hardly consider going on a guided tour, one of those that lasts 2 or 3 weeks. One of the things that usually stops me from doing that is having a schedule to follow. But more than anything else, I fear the […]
We’ve all spent at least one nightmare night in a hostel during our backpacking years, haven’t we? Well, I can count at least 3 that have been less than memorable in terms of getting proper rest, but which somehow managed to stick to my memory for the hilarity and absurdity of what happened. Fighting the […]
… I will, without hiding bits and pieces of information that travellers of our age – that is, not in their 20s anymore – may find useful and may indeed change his plans during his vacation and travels. As I left home in November, I eagerly carried with me two heavy volumes, convinced they would […]
I have been on the road for a month. It seems unbelievable how time is passing so fast. But, this is not the only thing. I have also fled my first work exchange place. I was supposed to volunteer as a receptionist at a hostel in Estelì, Nicaragua. It seemed a good deal – in […]