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Copenhagen: The city of the future

Copenhagen: The city of the future

Denmark is a country I have always wanted to visit but actually knew very little about. Unlike Sweden, I didn’t know very much about its culture, besides having socialist leanings, Soren Kierkegaard, Roskilde, The Raveonettes and Aqua. One other thing I did know about Denmark […]

Stockholm: The city of my dreams

Stockholm: The city of my dreams

I had long dreamed of visiting Sweden. The seeds were sown when I was a teenager and I learned about their social democratic system which resulted in relatively low rates of child poverty, green energy initiatives, great transportation infrastructure and a general high quality of […]

Scotland: Where the warmth meets the cold

Scotland: Where the warmth meets the cold

Although I had some pretty high expectations of Scotland, I was still surprised my how much I loved it there. In many ways, the scenery reminded me of New Zealand: rolling green hills dotted with white sheep, u-shaped valleys and mountains surrounded by a beautiful […]

Turkey: Where West meets East

Turkey: Where West meets East

On my first trip ever, to Europe, I borrowed over 15 books to plan out the different countries I wanted to see. I thoroughly researched cities, itineraries and packing lists. I had a lot of trepidation about the safety of each country, the reception I […]

Nothing but Poas

Nothing but Poas

We flew from La Fortuna to San Jose. Since we were flying to Puerto Jiminez, we took advantage of the Nature Air All You Can Fly Pass. For 7 days, you have unlimited plane travel, for $282, which is less than what it would have […]

Touring Rochinha, the largest favela in Rio

Touring Rochinha, the largest favela in Rio

Earlier this week, Brazilian troops and police raided Rochinha, the largest shantytown in Rio de Janeiro. When I visited Rio earlier this year, I did a tour of this shantytown (with a company) and it was the highlight of my time in Rio. We learned […]

Buenos Aires.  Buenissimo!

Buenos Aires. Buenissimo!

Buenos Aires always evoked images of European cool and chic. Images of muggings at knifepoint never occurred, but after my time there, it will be one of the more prominent associations with the city. But, I can say that despite the unpleasant occurrence, I still […]

Mexico City: a pleasant surprise

Mexico City: a pleasant surprise

I generally do not do big cities very well. I deplore the crowds, the pollution and the general claustrophobic nature of them. With a population of 21 million in the metropolitan area, Mexico City fits the definition of a big city. This. coupled with Mexico […]

South Thailand – shopping, booze and debauchery

South Thailand – shopping, booze and debauchery

Being in Thailand a second time was like returning somewhere familiar yet foreign at the same time. The great street food, shopping and Thai friendliness were there, but it also occurred to me that Thailand is the strangest country I have ever visited. The sheer […]

Viet Nam

Viet Nam

I had some trepidation about visiting Vietnam. I was warned that it would be similar to China in terms of hawking, touts, impatience and aggression, and considering the hard time I had in China, I wasn’t sure about subjecting myself to all that stress again. […]