Poland’s Warsaw, Krakow, Gdansk

It’s sad that some people think that an unusual country like Poland isn’t worth a visit. Frequent-travelers, luckily, often come to realize that the matter-of-fact is quite the opposite: the atypical regularly is more special. And it’s the truth with Poland: far too many people go to Europe and skip this wonderful country. I had…

Cape Town: To Expect and To Do’s

Africa. What to expect? The naïve 23-year-old me was unsure, but perhaps a bit afraid, when she first landed there in 2007. She was told Africa was a dangerous and unexplored jungle, a no-mans land, a place you’d probably be abducted. It was funny when her South African friend told her that she thought exactly…

Tourist like a Local in São Paulo

São Paulo, over 20 millions inhabitants, maddening traffic and an ocean of buildings: it’s my original home, the place I lived for the first 25 years of my life. Nowadays I go often to visit my family and friends, and I’m proud to say that I’m a local-tourist — I enjoy the city vacationing, but…