“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!””

Reactions To My TOP 5 Favorite COUNTRIES

Every country I have visited so far had something unique and fascinating that made me fall in love with it. Sometimes it’s the people, other times the culture, the food, some place in particular, or a mix of different elements. Here is a list of my top 5 favorite countries and my reaction to them:Continue reading “Reactions To My TOP 5 Favorite COUNTRIES”

Push That Boat! Stuck in the Peruvian Jungle

I have funny stories and not-so-funny stories about almost every single trip I have taken to the Amazon rainforest. This one is both of them. August 2018. Together with a Bolivian friend I visited a Shipibo indigenous community in the Peruvian Amazon. I love to adventure deep into the jungle every once in a while,Continue reading “Push That Boat! Stuck in the Peruvian Jungle”

Brazil-Peru-Brazil-Colombia-Peru in Less Than 2 hours. True Story!

This is one of those stories that are fun to tell but stressful to experience. It all happened at the 3-country border between Peru, Brazil and Colombia, in the Amazon rainforest. In November 2017 I traveled from Bolivia to Benjamin Constant, a small town in N-W Brazil, for an indigenous conference, together with 3 BolivianContinue reading “Brazil-Peru-Brazil-Colombia-Peru in Less Than 2 hours. True Story!”

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?”

24 hours in Lima, Peru

Crowded, grey and noisy, yet sophisticated, young and vibrant. This is Lima. One city, ¬†two souls. A place where the elegant colonial architecture mixes with simple yet colorful houses on hills and where modern¬†skyscrapers hide the sea of brick houses of working-class neighborhoods. If you are in Lima and only have 24 hours, here areContinue reading “24 hours in Lima, Peru”