In university, I studied mass communications and cinema. While this degree wouldn’t afford me amazing work opportunities, particularly while in Portugal, the truth is that I got to meet some pretty interesting people during my college days. João Meirinhos is one of those guys. João is a man of many … more »
Around the World in 80 Posts
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When thinking of Nicaragua, food is surely not the first thing that comes to mind. However, I would dare say that it actually is delicious. The good news is that Nicaragua has some amazing produce. For example, fruit is delicious, and the country is the biggest producer of beef and … more »
Traveling around the world, I often joke that most backpackers “are blonde”. In fact, most travel bloggers are blonde too. Well, obviously not literally. But it is true that the mainstream travel writing world is dominated by people from Anglo-Saxon countries. Blogs from adventurers from the USA are pretty common. … more »
They call it Incredible India… but for many of us, it is EDIBLE INDIA!! A country that feels like a continent, a cuisine that embraces millennia of traditions and cultural convergence… intense, rich, spicy, with impressive contrasts and nuances. Inviting for meat lovers, a paradise for vegetarians and deliciously accommodating … more »
Camping one night next to a glacier, and the next to a gushing glacial stream, and then by the side of an emerald lake, and the last one at the base of towering mountains – that’s the W-trek for you. Located in the Torres del Paine National Park in Southern … more »
Do you sometimes have that feeling? You wake up in the most breathtaking place on the planet, open your eyes and look outside the window. And the only thought that comes to you is something you don’t want to admit, even to yourself. It’s full of doubt. Close to resignation. … more »
The appeal of street food is well known amongst travelers. When you are in a new place, you feel like eating something local people would eat. In many countries, this means street food. Street food is affordable, tasty and easy to eat no matter where. There is something charming about … more »
I was about halfway through my B.F.A in film production when I felt like I was totally losing my mind and losing perspective. My work was dragging and my personal life was an awful rut of mundane scriptswriting, uninspired photography, and watching too much Netflix with my cat. What’s a … more »
The really really pretty Bhong Mosque is in the small village of Bhong, about 50 kilometres from the city of Rahim Yar Khan in the south of Pakistani Punjab. It is something of an icon for the local region, whose unique Saraiki culture is often forgotten between the economic powerhouses … more »
They say books can take you anywhere. That reading is a great way to visit far away places, without having to move an inch. I agree. Words combined with an open mind, can really take you away. But what if you want to take that literature induced wanderlust to the … more »