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A hard lesson from Peru: you only live once

In Peru I’ve experienced a lot, all compressed in one month of insatiable adventure and ever-changing landscapes. When I left the South American country,…


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…