Choo-Choo Lucky-Lucky

I am happy to introduce to you Choo-Choo Lucky-Lucky, my new travel dummy. The name comes from the Indonesian “cucu laki-laki”, meaning grandson. If you are wondering why that name, there is no reason other than the fact that it sounds funny. Characteristics: Name: Nomad Surname: Dummy Occupation: nomad dummy Height: 1 and a halfContinue reading “Choo-Choo Lucky-Lucky”

5 Things I Learned Working With Indigenous People

Introverted, task oriented, punctuality freak, don’t-waste-my-time kind of guy. That was me, in a nutshell, when I first arrived in Bolivia, two years ago. This whole time I’ve been working with indigenous university students, mainly from the Chiquitano ethnic group, from lowland Bolivia. From the very beginning I was aware that I’m dealing with peopleContinue reading “5 Things I Learned Working With Indigenous People”

Where Is Home When You’re a Nomad?

Where do you come from? People ask me that all the time and my answer is usually “I come from Romania”. And while this is true, part of me feels like I am not 100% honest. But that’s the easy answer, since it is not always the case to start talking about my whole life’sContinue reading “Where Is Home When You’re a Nomad?”

Why I Travel With a Dummy

I’m counting down the days to my 30th birthday and I go around taking pictures of stuffed toys. I have to admit I’m fully aware of how weird that is and I even feel awkward at times. But that does not keep me from doing it. How did it all start? As I shared inContinue reading “Why I Travel With a Dummy”

Meet My Travel Dummies!

As crazy as it might sound, I usually have some stuffed puppet with me when I travel. So let me introduce my dummies! Mr. Elephant He was my first travel dummy ever and I took him with me to Poland in January 2015. We visited Warsaw, Cracow, Auschwitz and Katowice.  As you have probably figuredContinue reading “Meet My Travel Dummies!”

Funny Stuff People Say When I Tell Them I’m Romanian

I was born and raised in Romania, but I have spent the last 13 years or so living in other countries and traveling worldwide. While Romanians are well-known in Europe (and not always for the right reasons), a lot of people outside the Old Continent have barely heard about my country, which often results inContinue reading “Funny Stuff People Say When I Tell Them I’m Romanian”

Why travel solo?

Traveling alone is becoming more and more common, but it wasn’t the case when I first set foot in Peru, 7 years ago. Young, unexperienced and alone. First time outside of Europe. But thank God for Peruvian friends who helped me along the way! At first I was apprehensive about traveling alone but my itchyContinue reading “Why travel solo?”