Alive in the desert: when nothing is everything

Colombia is a vast country that can boast of all sort of things. It’s a magical place, like his best author, Gabriel García Márquez, would suggest in his many…


Catalonia: just nationalism or a freedom movement?

My first encounter with the sentence “I am Catalan” sticks in my mind as a quite sudden moment of change of my perception of Spain. It took place quite far…


Latin America, the rich land of poor people

The division of labor among nations is that some specialize in winning and others in losing. Our part of the world, known today as Latin America, was…


Life behind the railway, beauty within the slum

I had the privilege to work in a place whose existence the majority of people prefers to ignore. A place where people walk by the same way they cross a…


How we should write about traveling

The last days I have been thinking a lot about what to write next. I have been going over my diaries and pictures and found quite some adventures that haven’t…


Bali and Indonesia, a renewed perspective on paradise

When I first travelled to Bali, Bali meant so many novelties in my life. It was a first time in Asia, a first time in a surfing mecca, a first time in what my…


Pack your reading partners

Travelling around the world is best accompanied with a reading partner. I’m talking about books, of course. And this is a backpacker’s dilemma. They don’t fit…