Paint Me A Picture Called Blue, Chefchaouen

Paint Me A Picture Called Blue, Chefchaouen

The Blue City, Chefchaouen, Morocco If you ask me to paint you a picture of the a city colored blue, I would only think of Chefchaouen and give that to you. The most vibrant and the palest shades of blue. Who would have thought that I’d get to see it, actually? One of the places that I haven’t even heard of until about a few minutes after I’ve talked with Teresa, a solo traveler who I met at the bus stop in Sevilla as we were waiting for the next one to…

Finding the Balance: Traveling Cheap, Where Do We Stand?

Finding the Balance: Traveling Cheap, Where Do We Stand?

Backpacking here and there, the drive to travel cheaper made me more conscious of most of my expenses. From the activities that I wanted to do, to the things that I needed to buy, I’ve tried to be more practical. Throw in the fact that in the world of tourism, some shops deliberately mark up their prices, some touts try to rip you off, some tours have ridiculous extra fees and surcharges, and the existence of local vs. tourist price that even when you’re a local traveler, they charge you with…

Finding My Treasure: Leaving and Living

Finding My Treasure: Leaving and Living

At the Sahara, Morocco, October 2015 Leaving your routine, the idea of your comfort zone, has always been nerve-wracking. You ask yourself, “Why am I even thinking of doing this when everything is nice, stable, and secured?” And so you go, return to the rest of your day, and move on. Then, when you take a step back and reflect at the rest of your life, you realize that although you are exactly where you’re supposed to be now, this is not where you want to be tomorrow. The rest of you’re life…