One of the hardest countries to get into. A country as mysterious as its marble-built capital city. Dictators, deserts, hospitality and the Hell’s Gates. Enrique García tells us about his experience traveling the “North Korea of Central Asia”.
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.
A weekend in Oman’s particular capital city seemed the right thing to do in the middle of July, right after my visit to the UAE. While I was expecting a similar ambiance as in Dubai or Abu Dhabi, Oman’s particular calm made me rethink my opinion on the Gulf Countries.
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.
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.
Georgian culture is one of the world’s richest. Its history, its food, its people, its traditions — it is hardly matchable. However, its heritage is not as strong as its political stability the ongoing Russian occupation and the protests of March 2023 are deeply changing the Caucasian country. I crossed the country to learn more about it and found multiple surprises. Don’t miss it.
When people come to Kyrgyzstan, they either visit the capital city of Bishkek or take a tour around the mountains. I decided to visit the most impoverished — yet interesting part of the country. Also, it is the birthplace of apples! My last stop of my biggest trip ever and my last video for a while.
I had been wanting to go to Central Asia since I was a little kid. That dream was accomplished the time I landed on Uzbek soil. Started my trip at the theatre and ended it at the cradle of radical islam. This trip will stay in my heart with me forever.
The Portuguese named the island of Taiwan “the beautiful one” for a reason. I had mixed expectations before going and I was surprised…for good. Great people, unexpectedly good food and bizarre yet interesting sites.
Cold in Vietnam!? I know it sounds weird but it was actually chilly. Truly sensing a different climate changes your perception of the place you are visiting. My views on Vietnam after having previously visited the South changed drastically.
I found Chiang Mai to be quite boring. I don’t know if it was because I had a very bad cold or because the city is objectively boring. Temples, temples and more temples. Still, I was able to reunite with some good friends.
Honestly, what is going on in Laos? Why nobody knows anything about it besides it is another Southeast Asian commie country? I was too curious to let it pass. My trip was like a rollercoaster — full of ups and downs, but it was definitely a great experience.
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?
Ho Chi Minh (Saigon)
Probably one of the most iconic destinations in Southeast Asia. Vietnam is full of stereotypes and “legends”. Is the country still a strict communist dystopia? I traveled to the country’s South to know more.
Yes, El Nido is a true paradise. Although it was the rainy season, we were lucky to see most of the important places around the area. Exotic, wild and laid-back.
Cebu and Manila
As part of my short tour of the Philippines I visited two of the biggest cities in the country. As a history fan, I could not have enjoyed more my visit to both cities. My visit of the remnants of the Spanish colonial legacy led me to an unexpected haircut.
I took a bus from Singapore to the vibrant capital city of Malaysia. Traveling with friends to these places makes it even better. Tall buildings, colossal mosques and temples in caves.
I had always been interested in this intriguing Indian state. It never stopped raining and we were caught in severe floods. Kerala is pure history and mystery.
While bored looking at the world map, we found these Islands hidden south of Burma. We had to check them out. Perhaps the true definition of “paradise”. Beautiful beaches, amazing sunsets and no tourists.
United Arab Emirates
The scorching heat and the COVID regulations put our resistance to the limit in the “country of innovation”. I’ll come back, but certainly not in summer.
Good food, amazing temples and great people. Although this middle-eastern country has gone through a lot recently, it still has lot to offer.
I spent 10 day in January 2022 participating in the World Youth Forum in Egypt. I gave a speech in front of the president of Egypt and enjoyed a little bit of Summer in Winter
I volunteered in Cambodia for three weeks back in 2019. My wildest trip ever. The real start of my odyssey.