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”

Fez, Morocco – Living the Telenovela

I grew up watching Mexican telenovelas. No, I’m not proud of it. And yes, for some weird reason, Latin American soap operas were extremely popular in Romania back in the 90s and early 2000s. Thalía was my friend, I held back my tears when Marimar ate mud, held my breath when Soraya Montenegro almost killedContinue reading “Fez, Morocco – Living the Telenovela”

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”

When I Was a Terrorist…

This is one of the most surreal travel experiences I have ever come across. I was once denied access to Thailand because they thought I might be a terrorist. True story! But let me give you a little bit of background. Back in 2016 I took a trip to South East Asia. My plan wasContinue reading “When I Was a Terrorist…”

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!”

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”