Infiltrating cultures can be as arduous as it is gratifying.
This is a series of infiltration stories, experiences that were created by joining different groups of people, it be locals in different countries or specific groups of people with a passion or determination in common.
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Diving Against Debris in Gili Air
For a non-diver, scuba diving might look like… “some fancy activity for bored people to feel something while wearing expensiveRead more.
A walk in Χανιά
Χανιά (or Chania) is a wonderful city in Crete, Greece. Saying that I fell in love with this island theRead more.
Toxic coolness : “I’m not one of those annoying feminists/vegans”
Many times I have caught myself justifying my ethics to someone else, as in to justify that, despite doing whatRead more.
Infiltrating a Revolution: 1-Oct-2017
After the atrocities seen in Catalonia on the 1st of October 2017, most democrats and human rights advocates are burningRead more.
The creepy, the stunning and the ordinary – a taste of Balinese wildlife
Bali Dogs Balinese dogs are this cute strange breed of husky-like mongrels with short legs – kinda like an Akita/ChowRead more.
Paris as a local: an interactive map
After so many years in Paris, I cannot count the times I have been asked for recommendations about the city.Read more.
Religious rituals for the convinced atheist
For the convinced atheist it may become painfully awkward to be involved in a religious ritual. It is not aRead more.
A local taste of Barcelona
If Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world, Barcelona is up there (sometimes to the desperationRead more.
Marseille as a local: a comprehensive map
Marseille has always had a bad reputation in France. In the world, too. As a port city, and in theRead more.
Pounamu: a tale of superstition for atheists
I’m not a religious person. Like at all. At all at all. I’m very very much an atheist. My attemptsRead more.
A local taste of Athens
After somebody told me once they didn’t enjoy the days they spent in Athens during an Aegean trip, I realisedRead more.
Inside the EEEWW Bubble
For those of you not familiar with the European Union’s institutions, the term “EU Bubble” might be somewhat new. If,Read more.
A stroll in Bosnia
Bosnia was the first ex-Yugoslavian country that I explored thoroughly, although not the first one I visited. Bosnia strikes meRead more.
Air Fairness – On airplane personal space
Air travel has opened frontiers and enables us to… … BLAH BLAH BLAH! Yeah it’s all very cool and everything.Read more.
Mama Mon – A Home in Don Det, Laos
Back in 2011 I wrote this little article about my stay in Don Det, Laos, which I posted in BackpackersRead more.
Things (White) Middle-aged Men Say
Privilege. Entitlement. Patriarchy. All these centuries of having an upper-hand may unarguably turn anyone into an arsehole. Is it whiteRead more.
Unexpected Lessons from Bali
It is sometimes amusing to take notes while traveling. Notes on whatever seems odd, hilarious, anecdotal, characteristic or incomprehensible. ItRead more.