Tags archives: personal-experience

No – Us Travellers Weren’t all ‘Born’ to Travel

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It’s a cliche I hear in the travelling world all the time. People who declare that they were born to travel. They were brought up strapped to their mothers back hiking mountains in Nepal, nay – practically squeezed out in the depths of the Amazon, midwifed by Yanomami village elders. Travelling to foreign lands is for some people all they’ve known gro[...]

Havana Blues: What it's like to live in Havana as a Foreigner

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From my 2nd floor balcony with view over the street, music suddenly breaks through the quiet noise of women gossiping in the door ways and children playing in this twilight of a Sunday evening in Centro Habana: “Ooh… New York… Ooh, New York…” The tones float through the air and reach my balcony. There is that special smell that follows with humid air. [...]

The Thing I Really Hate About Travel

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I don’t really remember a time I didn’t want to travel. Of course, in retrospect, it’s easy to say that, to make your life seem like one fitting narrative where everything just happens to fall in place, events make sense, and there’s a common thread weaving through the years. But really, travel seems to be one of the few things that was ever present, a passi[...]

The Importance of Slow Travel

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I rush a lot of things in life; waking up in the morning, assignments, eating, talking on the phone – mainly because I want to get things done quicker, to fit more things into my day. But there is one thing I don’t rush, and that is travel. I try to travel as slow as possible; the longest distance for the longest time. I never want travel to end and so far i[...]

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