24 Hours in São Paulo

Yes, I know what you are thinking: “São Paulo is huge! How much can you really see in 24 hours?” Indeed, São Paulo is an endless jungle made of concrete, asphalt and human beings, but with a good planning you can carve your way through it and discover the beauties hidden in the tangle. IContinue reading “24 Hours in São Paulo”

Five Things I Loved About São Paulo

I got to spend 3 days in São Paulo earlier this month (April 2019). I love Brazil, so this was a real treat for me! Honestly, I didn’t expect much from it since most of the reviews I read were rather negative. Yet I was pleasantly surprised! I know 3 days are not enough toContinue reading “Five Things I Loved About São Paulo”

Lesser Known Places: The Land of the Teeny-Weeny (Part 2)

In the first part of this article I introduced you to Chiquitania, a fascinating region in Eastern Bolivia, that is still rather unknown and underrated. But being underrated might be a good thing: it is unspoiled by mass tourism and it preserves much of its authenticity. So hurry up and visit it before it getsContinue reading “Lesser Known Places: The Land of the Teeny-Weeny (Part 2)”

Reverse Culture Shock

I’m dealing with reverse culture shock (RCS) right now. Reverse culture shock: the distress you experience when you go back home, after spending some time away. Nothing new, nothing unexpected, nothing extreme. But it’s there and I can’t ignore it. Gotta face it! Stuff I Feel and Think I knew this transition was not goingContinue reading “Reverse Culture Shock”

Lesser-Known Places: The Land of the Teeny-Weeny (part 1)

I have recently reached a goal I did not set for myself: travel to at least 30 countries before turning 30. And, man, I am so grateful! Yet after visiting so many places, there is one thing I have started to grow weary about: mass tourism! People’s sincere desire to discover the world and toContinue reading “Lesser-Known Places: The Land of the Teeny-Weeny (part 1)”

Traveling Made Me Racist

No, this is not a click bait. It is a brutal, honest truth I am ashamed of and struggled with. I have thought a lot about whether or not I should write and publish this article and the reason why I decided to do it, is because I believe it can help other people overcome racismContinue reading “Traveling Made Me Racist”

Disgusting Food I Love

Normal people traveling: “Where can we find a nice restaurant where we can try good local food?” Italians traveling: “Where can we find pizza and pasta?” (sorry for stereotyping you, dear Italian readers, but you guys know this is not that far from the truth, after all) Me traveling: “Where can I get the weirdestContinue reading “Disgusting Food I Love”

“You’re Eating Snake!”

“Daniel, you’re eating snake!” I panic, I freeze, I stop breathing and I go pale in less than a second. But here’s a little bit of context. Big mistake! March 2012. I’m a young, unexperienced solo traveler visiting Peru. A few friends I met in Lima invite me for lunch at a chifa restaurant (placesContinue reading ““You’re Eating Snake!””

What I’ll Miss About Bolivia and What I Won’t

After almost two years in Bolivia I’m preparing to leave in about 3 weeks. I love transitions and I’m excited for the new season that’s about to start, yet I know I will miss this country a lot. I usually try to see the good and the positive in everything, however I decided not toContinue reading “What I’ll Miss About Bolivia and What I Won’t”

I Touched the Sky – Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia

Visiting the Uyuni Salt Flats during rainy season feels a bit like touching the sky. My heart beating, my soul breathing I found my life when I laid it down Upward falling, spirit soaring I touch the sky when my knees hit the ground Touch the Sky, Hillsong United My heart beating, my soul breathing…Continue reading “I Touched the Sky – Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia”