• Travel,  Travel Philosophy

    Confessions Of An Introverted Traveller

    Travel is usually seen as something joyful and happy… And it is… I personally love it. And I love meeting new people, visiting and discovering new places. I am so thankful to have been able to travel as much as I have.  But I’ve got something to confess… I am also an introverted person. I feel exhausted if I talk with people for too long and if don’t have time for myself, I will become really serious and not fun to be around.  When travelling, I often feel the pressure of going out and visiting all there is to visit in a place. It feels like if you’re not doing…

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    Be a Tourist in Your Own City

    Nowadays, it’s easy to get caught up in other people’s Instagram pictures and their life. Social media can be a blessing to keep in touch with family and friends who live far away from us, but also a curse if we compare our lives to strangers who seem to be continuously on vacation. Sure you can think “I’m going to get off social media and only focus on my life”, but we are human. It’s normal to have these feelings of wanting what other people have, specially if it looks as cool as being one day in Rome and the next in Thailand. What has helped me it’s to be…

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    Side effects of travelling

    “Oh, I don’t do that anymore, because when I was in X country #1…” “Oh, in X country #2 I found this thing that…” “In X country #3, things are way better…”(*read with annoying posh voice”)  If you are anything like me, the above sentences would make you roll your eyes so hard it hurt. Or at least judge in a “selfie from below” angle the person saying those things. I used to be from the judging team. But I’m afraid I have slightly converted (hopefully I am not that posh/annoying) into one of those people now.  This past year I have been travelling quite a lot, and first of…

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    Solo travelling

    Isn’t it scary? It’s not my worst nightmare, to be honest… Don’t you get bored? No, my own company is delightful. How do you do it? I have already explained in this post. But I simply pack my bags and I’m on my way. I just couldn’t… Well… ¡surprise! You don’t have to. More than 7 years ago my dream of going to Taiwan to learn Chinese started to take form. While studying Translation and Interpretation at university, I had the chance to learn Chinese. I loved the language and its history and culture have always been fascinating for me. I also discovered Taiwan. I started to watch Taiwanese TV…