Two months living in a new city may not suffice to feel like a local. But it sure is enough time to start understanding what makes a place and its people unique. Spending several weeks in Stockholm, allowed me to realize that many of the stereotypes you hear about Swedes … more »
People around the World
One of the most interesting things about traveling to new places is meeting people who you probably wouldn’t have had the chance to come across otherwise.
“People Around the World” is dedicated to some of those people we’ve meet, both in the real world and online.
From a beggar who accepts Paypal to the guy who traveled around Europe with 1€ a day… these are our stories and interviews featuring funny, inspirational and quirky people we’d love you to know more about!
I remember my first time at the airport in Dubai. I was roaming around the duty free shops, some of which happen to display the largest amount of luxury goods I have ever seen in any airport. Jewellery, high-end designer clothes, sports cars for lucky draws and, in the middle … more »
Before we landed in Helsinki, the view from the plane made me feel like this was going to be quite an idyllic place. From up above, the sky was bright blue, the greenery was vast and the water seemed to have made its way in between any possible piece of … more »
As an EU and non-EU couple, the UK referendum was a huge source of stress for us. The UK government, in exchange for a remain vote had negotiated a watering down of family rights across the entire European Union. Now that the UK has voted to leave, those rules will … more »
It’s no secret that Indians have a hard time obtaining visas for travel. We have an entire section on Backpack ME dedicated to visas for Indians. Readers often come to this section to find information on how to handle the paperwork so that they can travel to their dream destinations. … more »
The Berlin wall separated East and West Berlin and restricted the movements of citizens for decades. The coming down of this wall was a historic event that people still remember today. But in Israel, new walls are coming up. The barrier has many effects on Palestinians including reduced freedoms, reduction … more »
My friends know that I have a thing for racial humor. I mean, I am married to a person of a different race than mine, so that sort of gives me a free pass to make racially and culturally inappropriate jokes, right?! Allow me… As we travel, not only … more »
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 »
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 »
The recent attack on Charlie Hebdo has left the world pretty much divided into two camps. I am Charlie and I am not Charlie. Apparently people are mobilized by the fact that free speech has been attacked. The terrorists never said they were attacking free speech but through the media, … more »