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!
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.
Hidden in Ecuador’s high mountains, a small community away from the pollution of any 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.
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.
While the Russian invasion is still ongoing and the threat to millions of Ukrainians is still present with daily shellings that kill thousands of innocent civilians, some non-Ukrainian travelers dare to cross the border to discover how life is unfolding in Ukraine. Read our stories.
Georgian culture is one of the world’s richest. Its history, its food, its people, its traditions — it is hardly matchable. However, its political stability is not as strong as its heritage. The ongoing Russian occupation and the protests of March 2023 are deeply changing the Caucasian country. I crossed the country from one tip to the other in order to learn more about it and found multiple surprises. Don’t miss it.
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.
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.
When I had the chance to fly to Western Australia I knew that if I didn’t take it I would have to wait ages to be able to go. Without a car or an adequate budget for a trip to the most isolated city on Earth, I had the best time ever.
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.
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.
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.
A weekend in Oman’s particular capital city seemed the right thing to do in the middle of July. From the old town of Muscat to its mind-blowing palaces. I even had time to escape from two stray dogs while I was attempting a hike through the desert.
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? Check the vibrant capital city of Chisinau and the interesting autonomous region of Gagauzia.
An exhaustive search of cheap flights took me to the Arctic Circle for just 30€. I wasn’t ready at all for the stunning landscapes, nor the crazy frozen mountain where I almost get in serious trouble. North Norway is really an experience.
After my traumatizing trip to Marrakesh in February, I decided to give this country a second chance. I travelled across some of the most important cities of Morocco by train together with my cousin. This time I really enjoyed the North-African country.
Good food, amazing temples and great people. Although this middle-eastern country has gone through a lot recently, it still has lot to offer.
Perhaps the most intense region in Europe, for sure the most interesting one. We backpacked for one week around Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Kosovo and Albania.
Bosnia (Srpska Republic) and Zagreb
The alarm of a possible new war in Bosnia has been set off by the media. I traveled to Banja Luka, the capital of the separatist region, in order to see the escalation of nationalism by myself.
Finland and Estonia
Amid the raging tensions in Eastern Europe between Russia and its neighbors, we went on a trip to the freezing Gulf of Finland. First, Helsinki, then a ferry to Tallinn and finally a train to Narva, the Russian-Estonian border.
What was meant to be a relaxing weekend in Morocco turned into hell. I was assaulted in the streets of Marrakesh. Here’s the full story.
The largest city in Europe and probably the most diverse. I went from Europe to Asia by metro, cool huh?
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
Lanzarote & La Graciosa
Mars on Earth. Probably the most stunning landscapes in all of Spain.
I traveled to Napoli to try out the allegedly best pizza in the world. Also, I rediscovered the city in winter – castles, fancy streets and more!
Started in the fancy coast of the Black Sea in Varna and hopped in the 8-hour train to the capital, Sofia. Bulgaria really has it all.
Montenegro & Poland
From the ex-Yugoslavian streets of Podgorica to the Hanseatic buildings of Gdansk. My weirdest weekend ever.
Luxembourg and West Germany
A quick trip to the country with free public transportation and the birthplace of Karl Marx.
A weekend trip to the hidden gem of Sweden. Lovely streets, free waffles and calm after my trip to The Gambia. Watch my vertical video!
A week in the smallest country in continental Africa felt like a month. Scams, monkeys, wildlife and a lot more. Four videos and seven different posts up now. Check them out!
Lille and Amsterdam
Following cheap Ryanair tickets, I ended up in a bizarre trip. Lille is better than what you expect. Also, I had to “illegally” cross Belgium in order to get to The Netherlands. Just one more COVID-19 trip.
July 2021, my friends and I were supposed to go to Morocco on a trip which got cancelled two weeks before due to COVID-19. We had to figure out a new trip and the idea came in. Milan, Verona and Venice, their names speak for themselves.
Also known as the “Green Emerald”. It had been in my checklist for a while. Definitely the most unique island in Greece. Birthplace of many members of royal families around the world. You won’t believe its beaches.
The least populated and visited island out of the main seven Canary Islands. The southernmost tip of Europe Also referred to as the “island of the end of the world”. In just two days I hiked the entire island. It turned out to be one of my best adventures ever.
I volunteered in Cambodia for three weeks back in 2019. My wildest trip ever. The real start of my odyssey.