Regions

Personal stories and narratives from ordinary people about life and travel in particular regions.

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Global travel blog that features travel stories on living, traveling and growing up in cities, villages and towns around the world!

Madrid: A City Guide

Madrid is the capital of Spain, mostly known for its football team, the Real Madrid, and its museums, like the Prado or the Reina Sofia. But the city has so much more to offer! In this article, I will help you plan your trip, let you know where to stay to benefit from good services […]

Living Off the Grid in Florida: 17 Tips You Must Know

There are a multitude of things for you to know for living off grid in Florida. Living off the grid can be a daunting adventure if you enjoy luxurious privileges or it can be a glorious escape from overcrowded city life, especially if you wake up and the first thing you think of is a […]

The Zanskar Valley, Ladakh, India: Treking on the Frozen River

I saw the trail of trekkers ahead of me as they balanced themselves under the rock and between the remaining sheet of solid ice. It was February 2016, deep winter for a Ladakhi frozen river valley. But unfortunately, not all of the river was frozen that year. The mighty river in the deep arid extent […]

The Sagrada Familia: A Lesson in Everyday Courage

On the way home from Barcelona, I read Teju Cole’s essay about trying to photograph the Swiss alps (Far Away From Here). He describes the way each photograph of something so familiar becomes a new doubt. In a place that every master has documented, an attempt to capture it anew risks boring, or betraying a […]

Growing Up in Suceava, Romania

Suceava is a medium-sized town in the northeast of Romania with a rich history and cultural heritage. Inhabited since the Paleolithic era, the actual establishment of the city has been lost in the fog of time. But Suceava rose to fame in the middle ages under the rule of Stephen the Great as the capital city […]

Have You Heard? The Sierra Nevada Is Glorious (No Not the One in the US)

One of the highest coastline mountain ranges in the world, Colombia’s Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is a magical place with astonishing fauna and flora. From cold paramos (moor) to tropical rainforests, the Sierra is diversity at its best – a green lung by the sea untouched by civilization. The koguis, wiwas, arwacos and kankuamos […]

What Is the True Meaning of Kindness? Let Shymkent Tell You.

It’s difficult to write a story that will interest anyone other than your mother. But I have done my best and write about the city where most of my vivid memories took place. Shymkent is one of the ancient cities of Kazakhstan, dating to the 12th century when it was founded as a small caravan […]

Panama City, Panama: Moving to the Big City

I have lived my whole life in Mexico, but have traveled around the world, sometimes for business, sometimes to learn about some other country or culture, but I’ve never lived abroad for more than three months…until now. A couple of months ago my wife received a big promotion, but one of the conditions was to […]

Cofradía, Honduras: Chicken Feet and Generosity

There’s not much to do in Cofradía, so one afternoon a week I end up sitting on Norma’s couch. Norma’s house is an entertaining place to be. The TV is always on and loudly talked over. There are dogs, chickens, cats and rabbits running through the main room from one door the other. I’m greeted […]

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 7 Unique and Fun Things

Dubai isn’t big in terms of geography but tourists will never run out of fun things to do here.  Activities in this city range from the usual touristy ones (going to the beach, enjoying a desert safari, eating out, etc.) to more unique ones that you can only experience if you’re on holiday in Dubai. […]