Safety in São Paulo

Hey peeps! I’m writing from Turin (Italy), the place that I used to call home for over 10 years and that I have to call home again. *sigh* I’m between jobs, so I can’t really go anywhere for now, though my nomadic instincts make me want to evade. I guess I’ll just enjoy the beautyContinue reading “Safety in São Paulo”

“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!””

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”

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…”

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?”

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”

24 hours in Shanghai

Welcome to China’s pearl and one of the world’s biggest metropolis! With a population of well over 20 million, this city alone has more inhabitants than my home country, Romania. Shanghai is a modern city with an old soul. A place where tall skyscrapers hide the city’s heritage made up of beautiful temples, pavilions andContinue reading “24 hours in Shanghai”