Back on 15 February 2016, one day after I quit my 9-to-5 job and one week before taking a one-way flight to Bangkok with nothing but a backpack, I made the following question in a travel related Facebook group: “How do you handle money in long-term backpacking? Do you take enough cash? Do you use […]
Jaz is a friend of mine who quit a job in London, as a 9-6 engineer, plus the commute hours in the crowded trains, to go to Australia. This was about 4 years ago. I saw on facebook that he was actually living the life, and only 3 weeks ago, I asked to interview him […]
I moved abroad 10.5 years ago, but even if I was free in spirit, I was still so operated by the rules of the traditional “template” of how life, success, earning money are supposed to work and unfold. I didn’t know better! There’s this amazing feminist movement that I loved, called Miss Representation – The […]
What is freedom to you? Quitting the 9-5 is often part of the response, and the wish to work remotely. But then I ask “if you could work remote doing ANYTHING YOU WANT, what would you choose?” and the answers change completely.
If you’ve been on Earth in the past couple of years, you are probably aware of the existence of Facebook Groups. I would even go so far as to say that you are a member of a couple of groups yourself. Facebook Groups, back in the day, were a lovely place to hang out with […]
Hi, my name is Cris, and I’m a universal foreigner. That means that I don’t identify as any nationality, and not in a hippie, Mother Gaia way (like I’ve heard it sounds). I honestly don’t have cultural attachments neither to the geographic coordinates where I was born nor to “the place where I grew up” […]
Where were you last year, and what were you doing? How were you feeling? And seeing where you are now, how far did you come? Are you happier now? Do you feel like you actively did something to be where you are today?
If you want to go to Myanmar and you’re an avid Lonely Planet reader, you’ll be browsing the guide for recommended places to go, enchanted in anticipation with the poetic paragraphs about every town and its attractions. And every text is so filled with magic, mystery and exoticism, that you’ll fear you’ll be missing out if you skip any of […]
Anyone who has ever stayed in a hostel has had a similar experience: regardless if the hostel is clean or not, or overall good or not, there is something that may turn your night at a hostel into a torturing nightmare that has nothing to do with the venue itself, and largely depends on your luck: THE HOSTEL FAUNA. Here are some terrible human beings whom you may find…