The Colombian Diaries (1/5): Cali

Day 1, Wednesday: arrived after a 20 hour trip, took a shower and immediately felt one of the main reasons why I have decided to come to Colombia: to have great weather, which allows a person to be in t-shirt anytime of the day. After finishing the dinner, we went to Las Tascas, an event at parque Bolivar, in which we paid 1€ for entrance, but whose outcome was worth much more: a live band and a DJ, cheap beer and, most importantly, everyone having real fun, a sign which […]

7 harsh truths about Brazil (and its women) in 2017

1. Taking selfies is a national sport One of the common traits I believe all the Latin American countries possess is this annoying habit of copying, glorifying and totally being obsessed about what comes from the USA. And Brazil, perhaps only surpassed by Mexico, is on the top on the list in terms of absorbing and breathing American influence. And using the Smartphone for every purpose is of course something which could not be excluded from the daily routine of the Brazilian people. Even so, using the phone for useful […]

The end of the Easy Bang

Oh the good, old days, in which you would go out, have a couple of drinks and finish somewhere with a lady on your side blowing your whistle. There is not a single guy on this planet who does not think, who has not thought or who will not think about going out and taking someone home like a master. But as most of you already know (or at least you should), this is a reality which does not exist anymore in many countries or is about to get extinct […]

Willkommen in Deutschland: The United States of Europe

Before we talk about the present, I believe it is important to go back in time and make a brief history of Deutschland, which is perhaps the European country which has been suffering more changes – politically, geographically and even culturally – throughout times. Without going too back in time, we can point out the beginning of what it is today Germany: first with the end of the Holy Roman Empire in 1806 caused by Napoleon and the French and curiously then with the beginning of the fall of the […]

Welcome to Kiev: a tricky place which will drive you nuts

Since I had already done the same in Kharkov five years before and because my recent trips before had not been so fruitful, I decided to keep it simple and to spend a whole trip just in one city, as it would certainly increase the odds of getting lucky. On the company of my good old friend Rocha, I arrived the last month in Kiev for a 10-day trip which was about to be memorable, as we were totally ready to set the place on fire and to have real […]

Why Bangkok is the opposite of what you read in internet

This year I took the decision of spending the New Year’s Eve in Thailand. Since I had always heard wonders about Bangkok and because a big friend of mine was living there, it seemed like the perfect circumstance to have a nice short holiday on that promised land. But what was supposed to be mindless entertainment, with plenty of raw party and sex a la carte, turned out to be just another verification of the “oh shit, the world has changed here too”. Just as a small note, I was […]