In the heart of Central America, lies a small corner of heaven named Guatemala. With a population of almost 17 million people and a history of civil unrest, the country can only be described as a human jungle where tradition is met with modern development, creating a powerful land of possibility which dates back to … Continue reading 8 MUST-SEE THINGS DURING YOUR TRIP TO GUATEMALA
It is the year 2012. I have just successfully completed a trip to Beijing, China, with my class, at last crowning the dream which had originally pushed me to decide to study Mandarin Chinese in High School in the first place. Souvenirs tucked into my suitcase and a fun holiday behind me, I realise that … Continue reading STORY TIME: the time I accidentally got a Chinese pen pal.
Recently I came across a very interesting TED Talk given by Ricardo Semler, Semco Partners CEO and radical innovator. In the speech, he talked about his so-called 'terminal days', a name he gave to the days of the week where he did all the things he would do if he was told he only had … Continue reading WHY YOU SHOULD TRAVEL MORE, AND WHY YOU SHOULD DO IT NOW
Moving is bound to bring changes. When the moving involves switching countries, this can be extremely overwhelming at times, bringing about what are normally referred to as 'culture shocks'. As a young Italian expat who moved to the UK at the ripe age of 19, I myself had a few shocks upon first stepping foot … Continue reading 5 CULTURE SHOCK MOMENTS WHEN MOVING TO THE UK (AS AN ITALIAN)
When people talk about travel, it's usually to remark how much it opens up your mind, widening your horizons, making you a better person. It's about relaxing, coming to terms with yourself and unplugging for a while. Generally, travelling is seen in a very positive light because it serves as a way to get to … Continue reading IS TRAVELLING AN ESCAPE?
Life is all about perspectives. Be it with a half-full glass of water, a half-empty Nutella jar, truth is that reality is all in our hands and is shaped according to the way we decide to perceive it. And isn't that true for anything that happens to us? From a failed trip to a place, … Continue reading Thank You or Fuck You?
When describing beautiful Rotterdam, the recommendations seem to be endless. Despite being a relatively small city, the 'dam has a lot to offer to both tourists and locals, making it a must-do stop when visiting the Netherlands. To help you out a little bit, I have compiled a list of 11 things you need to … Continue reading YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO ROTTERDAM: 11 MUST-DO’S
Ever since my flatmate and I moved into our new place, we've been trying to host as many people as possible, offering them a nice place to stay while at the same time making new friends from all over the world. Couchsurfing is awesome in that sense. But let's take a step back: what is … Continue reading WHY YOU SHOULD COUCHSURF MORE