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

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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 […]

3 Tips for First-Time Travelers to India

If there is anything I have learned from YouTube about the United States, it is that many Americans know little to nothing about countries outside the Western world (North America, Europe, and Australia). Street interviews of U.S. residents are easy to find online. Ordinarily, the interviewers ask random people on the streets about their knowledge […]

3 Tips for First Time Travelers to the Philippines

Once you are bitten by the travel bug, there is no way you can reverse the strong effects of wanderlust. You will always feel the need to find every opportunity to satisfy a seemingly unquenchable thirst to see the world at large. And when you visit a new place, each time it is one of […]

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 […]

5 Interesting Things to Do in Wanaka, New Zealand

If you’re looking for a ski adventure on your next trip, your best bet is to hit the snowy hill-capped town of Wanaka in New Zealand. Perched at the southern side of Lake Wanaka, this town has something for everyone. With a spectacular view of the Southern Alps, Wanaka offers a lot of enjoyable opportunities, […]

Top Five Things to Do in Dubai

If you are traveling Dubai, here are five handpicked things to do Desert Safaris and Sand Skiing Desert safaris, desert skiing, sand boarding, and camel rides are some of the adventure opportunities that are available in Dubai. You will fall in love with both the desert and the entertaining sport of desert skiing. Stunning red […]

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 […]