In photos: A whirlwind trip through Bucharest

In photos: A whirlwind trip through Bucharest

There was a time when the only Romanian destination travellers wanted to visit was Transylvania. Stories of blood-thirsty vampires were the reigning draw for tourism, while much of the rest of the country remained relatively unexplored. Today, Transylvania still tends to get the bulk of the fame and glory, but...

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What a Burmese monk taught me about love and friendship

What a Burmese monk taught me about love and friendship

Little did I know that four days after stepping foot in Myanmar, I would be sitting in the presence of one of the country’s most well-known monks. In my journey to circumnavigate the world by couch-surfing through my social network, Myanmar has brought me the most serendipitous memories. While this...

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A lesson in resilience, straight from the streets

A lesson in resilience, straight from the streets

Our Outcast Bucharest is run in partnership with the Parada Foundation, a local NGO that secures training and employment for Romanians living on the street. One traveller tells us what she learned about herself while touring with local guide Sergiu. If there is anything that travelling the world full-time has...

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In photos: The bites of Budapest

In photos: The bites of Budapest

In Budapest, it can feel like every city site (and every bite) carries one of the city’s stories. We asked Celinne Da Costa of The Nomad’s Oasis to take us through the city on our own Bites & Sights tour, exploring everything from the significance of paprika to the history...

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Why you should talk to strangers when you’re abroad

Why you should talk to strangers when you’re abroad

When I was growing up, my mother used to tell me that life is like a train: it runs its course, it makes many stops, and while some people hop in and out, others stay for the ride. I fondly think of this tale while I am travelling. In the...

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How to fall in love with humanity again

How to fall in love with humanity again

We find ourselves at a time where there are a lot of atrocities taking place. As the influence of technology and social media over our lives exponentially grows, it’s becoming virtually impossible to tune into the media without reading about yet another attack, shooting, or act of utter disrespect toward...

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Romania: A country rediscovering its identity

Romania: A country rediscovering its identity

I found myself in Romania by pure serendipity. As I was looking for people to host me in Europe for my couchsurfing trip around the world, it just so happened that quite a few offered me hospitality in Romania. Out of convenience more than desire, I decided to see what...

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