Jerusalem, the city where everything seems possible

Before I went to Jerusalem I had an exact idea of what to write about my stay in the Holy city. I wanted to write a critical article about the ultra-orthodox…


The traveler's footprint: environmental costs of tourism

In the past year and a half I’ve been exploring the world without any limitations. I went where I wanted, when I wanted and how I wanted. What this means is…


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…


One line, one bullet: a story of Medellín

Matt was bragging about the funniest thing the other day. He just hiked two hours up one of the most beautiful valleys in Colombia, the Cocora Valley, and…


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…