Day of the Dead: When Mexicans invite Death into their Homes

Celebrating death?  Day of the Dead is approaching fast, and Mexico is preparing to receive this popular celebration. It is so big, that it has been declared by Unesco as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Understanding death from another perspective and even laughing at it is part of the spirit of this celebration. I’ll […]

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Meet Rohan Pujari, putting the Indian LGBT community on the spotlight

As India is growing in importance and is constantly in the spotlight for its technological and financial developments, it has also been endlessly criticized for its treatment of women, forced marriages and overall social close-minded individuals. As it is to be expected, the same happens with the LGBT community, who have been left behind and victimized […]

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Photo reflection: Rainy season & micro-traveling

Do you know what micro-traveling is? They say nothing beats a sunny day when you are traveling. But what about those days when it’s pouring outside? No sighting, no pool days… Nothing? Well, not really. One of my favorite phrases in the world is “beauty is in the details”, and it seems, rain takes out […]

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Social work & volunteering while traveling: Why it matters

Social work can encompass a multitude of concepts, themes, and ideas of great importance… At this point, I want to focus on the importance of travel as a fundamental factor for social change. As I said, IT MATTERS. Everyone loves traveling. Everybody loves new places, new faces new challenges… But how close does your traveling […]

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Life in Jaisalmer: Work & Travel via Worldpackers

Accommodation is generally the largest expense of a trip. However, it is possible to reduce the costs by finding other options to reduce expenses and stick to your budget, with the opportunity to practice new languages, to learn about other cultures and unprecedented exchange experiences. Under this premise, Worldpackers connects travelers with hostels and inns […]

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Visiting USA for the first time: Facts and fiction

If you are visiting USA for the fist time, there are things you should know. United States is the country dreamed of by millions of people, whether to go on vacation or stay and live. Its steady growth attracts the attention of the world. How could it not?  It is in this country you can […]

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Incredible India: The adventure of a lifetime

Traveling to India is to discover one of the most exotic countries in the world. The richness of its culture, its delicious gastronomy and the joy of its festivals attracts thousands of travelers every year. If you want to take a trip to India and have never come to this country, you will probably have […]

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Salamanca: A town that mixes student life, parties and culture!

They say there are cities that say they are eternal, and Salamanca is definitely one of them.  This city, eminently university-oriented retains all the passion that comes with European great cities. It is also the first European city to have university (opened in 1253), and therefore becoming a part in history. Also, this university was […]

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A tourist or a traveler… Which one are you?

It’s not the same being a tourist and being a traveler. Many people don’t  know the difference between these two concepts and yet there are many! If you have been a backpacker, you know that it’s far from hopping on a tourist bus and getting pretty pictures from not even getting out of the comfort […]

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