Whether you like it or not, haggling is a big part of daily life in China. Whether it’s for a cab fare, bus ticket, street food or even clothes in local stores, you just cannot get away without being able to haggle. The good news is that Chinese are not … more »
Travel to my Country 3/4: The Americas & Caribbean
We started this collaborative series taking a voyage around Asia, exploring popular destinations such as Thailand and the Philippines, and going to others less known yet very interesting, such as Kyrgyszstan. After Asia, we moved onto Africa & The Middle East to mingle with the locals, experience raw landscapes and wildlife, … more »
Surviving Delhi: The Beginning. Part 2/2
India is, hands down, the most culturally complex country I have ever been at. With a population of 1.3 billion people (this represents one seventh of the entire world!), the variety of religions, social strata, beliefs, customs and even languages spoken is mind blowing! If a person could only take … more »
Surviving Delhi: The Beginning. Part 1/2
Delhi has no mercy. It is a city that covering you in dust will make you rub your eyes, as if they should be wide open to observe all the scenes that it presents everyday. Whether it is to show you something good or bad, India tends to be very … more »
Gora coming through!
A couple of years ago, on our way to Thailand, we transited through Mumbai airport, in India. Here, there are separate security lines for Gents and for Ladies. As Ashray went to the alpha male line-up I was left alone by the Ladies X-ray machine. I was the only one … more »
Portugueses pelo Mundo: A&Z on Portuguese national TV!
If we needed a souvenir from our years living in Dubai, Portuguese national TV channel RTP has given us a pretty cool one! Several months before we left the UAE, a Portuguese team shooting the TV show “Portugueses pelo Mundo” (translating into “Portuguese Around the World”) came to visit. I … more »