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”

Traveling Made Me Racist

No, this is not a click bait.┬áIt 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”

How I Afford to Travel – 7 Tips for Traveling on a Budget

When it comes to traveling, people sometimes ask me “What do you do?” or “What do your parents do?” – which translated means “How do you afford to travel so much?” Well it’s time to reveal the secret! And no, I’m not rich and I don’t sell drugs either! Many of my trips were/are studyContinue reading “How I Afford to Travel – 7 Tips for Traveling on a Budget”

Expectation Vs. Reality: Annoying Tourists

Siem Riep, Cambodia Expectations 5.00 AM The alarm sets off. It is still dark outside. I hop on the bike I rented yesterday and ride it towards Angkor Wat. Today’s goal: see the sun rise over the beautiful ancient temple. As I approach the historic site, the fresh morning air wakes me up completely. HereContinue reading “Expectation Vs. Reality: Annoying Tourists”

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit BOLIVIA

I’ve been living in Bolivia for almost 2 years now, so if you ask me why you should visit it, I can come up with a bunch of reasons and say: “Trust me, I’m an expert!” But we’re trying to be humble down here! Jokes apart, Bolivia is an amazing and unique country and itContinue reading “5 Reasons Why You Should Visit BOLIVIA”

Mines, Satan and Thin Air

Mines, Satan and thin air are the first words that come to my mind when I think of Potosi, one of the highest cities in the world! Background Potosi is located in Southern Bolivia, it has around 200.000 inhabitants and it is located at an average altitude of 4067m (~13,300ft). Yes! That is high! IContinue reading “Mines, Satan and Thin Air”