The Kindness of Strangers: An Unexpected Day in Puebla City

One of the most memorable and fulfilling aspects of travel is the kindness of strangers. Travelling solo in a new country can be accompanied by feelings of anxiety and vigilance since you recognise that you are, a lot of the time, in a vulnerable position: you’re struggling to get from place to place (and might…View Post

A Stoic Perspective on the Urge to Travel

The urge to travel is ubiquitous. It’s something we all experience, from time to time. Often, we may get an itch to pack up and leave the country when we feel bored with our routine, burdened by the stresses of everyday modern life, or simply because we cannot shake the enticing prospect of new and…View Post

How Travelling Can Improve Your Mental Health

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think “travelling”? Is it vacation? Reducing stress? Meeting new people and finding new things to do and experience? No matter what the association is, travelling is certainly great for so many aspects of our being. It can greatly reduce our stress, whether we notice…View Post

Experiential Richness and the Perception of Time

The richness of our experiences in life can often drastically alter our perception of time. While we may not always think of time in a subjective manner (after all, a minute is a minute, an hour is an hour), the pace at which reality unfolds does, in fact, change throughout the day, depending on myriad…View Post

Connecting Without Words: A Spontaneous Moment With a Taxi Driver in Bangkok

When travelling in foreign countries, one of the biggest challenges you will encounter is the language barrier (unless, of course, you are adept at speaking the native language at a fluent, conversational, or even basic level). Unable to speak coherently to others or understand what locals are saying, you will often have to communicate without…View Post