The Atlantic Trotter

Stories from the world, told by enthusiastic travelers.

Suggested Adventures

Story by Esteban Castro

Zacatecas, Mexico

It’s not Northern Mexico but it’s not Southern Mexico either — Zacatecas the gate between radically different parts of the country. Off the beaten path for most tourists, Zacatecas brought some distant memories to Esteban Castro. Friendly locals, excellent food…check out our first article from North America!

Story by Manuel Campos (31-07-2023)


Probably the most troubled place on Earth. A trip which had to be done in order to learn from the horrors of war, ethnic and religious discriminations and human rights violations. Three intense days that changed the way I perceive the conflict and left me conflicted with myself.

Story by Manuel Campos (15/05/2023)


Cyprus is a peaceful island located at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea. Its mild weather, pristine beaches and delicious food attract thousands of tourists each year. However, most people don’t know that 40% of the island is occupied by Turkey, forming a “de facto” state which is not recognized. Learn more about the Cyprus War and what is Northern Cyprus like.

Story by Esteban Castro

Vilcabamba Valley

Hidden in Ecuador’s high mountains, a small community away from the pollution of bustling metropolis is said to have the secret for living a long and healthy life with several residents being over 100 years old. We embarked on a reckless adventure in the middle of the pandemic in order to learn more about how life unfolds in Vilcabamba. A hike through the Andes we’ll never forget.

Story by Manuel Campos (25/01/2023)

Western Sahara

I ventured into the largest non-autonomous region on Earth in order to know more about the Western Sahara conflict and get to know the real situation of the territory. By far, my most dangerous yet ambitious trip ever.

Story by Manuel Campos (24/09/2022)


Small and unknown, Brunei had all the components to call my attention. Contrary to many travelers’ experience, my experience was 10/10. Shoutout to all the Bruneians who helped us in our way to Malaysia.

Story by Manuel Campos (08/06/2022)


As the war was raging in Ukraine, I decided to check on its neighboring country — Moldova. Putin has also threatened to reach this country and the airspace was closed for a long time. How are people holding up? I ventured into the vibrant capital city of Chisinau and the interesting autonomous region of Gagauzia.

Story by Manuel Campos (24/08/2022)


Yes, we all know what Bali is about. An island colonized by Westerners that come to enjoy a healthy, cheap and tropical life away from their boring countries. Nevertheless, is Bali really worth it?