Why we need a World Government

In this article, I will try to convince you why we need a World Government, today more than in any other time in history. The how part is more complicated, so I will leave that for later. State of Nature = State of War First of all, we must understand...…

What is Human Nature?

Every animal has its own animal nature. Imagine a mother cat which gives birth to two baby kittens. You then decide to keep one kitten in your apartment to take care of it, and leave the other one in the wilderness, let’ say along with her mother. And five years...…

The Peyote Adventures: Part 2

If you haven’t done that already, please read part 1 first. At this point of the story, my auditors generally ask me if I lost anything valuable in the backpack. I left a small backpack with my computer and my ukulele in the guesthouse back in Real de Catorce. My...…

The Peyote Adventures: Part 1

I am going to tell you a story today. The story of how I lost my backpack, and how it felt good to lose my backpack. And somehow everything is related to a cactus called peyote. It all started in Real de Catorce. Real de Catorce is a small village...…

The 3 Levels of Knowing a Person

Think of someone you love. Think about how you’ve met, what you talked about. Think about the evolution of your feelings until today. I’m here to write about things so I’ll write today that it evolved through three levels. They often appear in a linear and continuous way, but exceptions...…

Guide to Weird Cuba on a $10/Day Budget

Cuba is special. It’s fascinating. The beaches are breathtaking, the architecture is astonishing, rumba is enchanting. And if you want to dig a little down beneath the surface, Cuba reveals so much more. But is it cheap? Before taking the trip to Cuba^[Because I knew there was almost no Internet...…

Struggling with Post-Travel Depression

As I write this article it has been exactly 48 days since I got home from my one-year trip around Central America. I’m lying here, on my bed, with a million thoughts running through my mind. These thoughts started one week before my return flight from Bogotá to Paris. I...…

Of Boxes

This article has nothing to do with my current travels, but I promised some friends a couple of years ago that I would write an article about these “boxes”. And hey, it’s my blog, I write about whatever I want. Now that I think about it, it might actually interest...…

Workers of the World, Relax!

“All I know is that I know nothing.” –Socrates This phrase has somewhat been a sort of motto for me for the past couple of months on the road. I’m not sure I understand it correctly, but the way it’s formulated sure made me understand some weird stuff. It made...…

I don't want to work

I studied computer engineering. And for us geeks, there’s only one place to be in the world if you want to be called “the cool kid” instead of “the nerd”. And that’s San Francisco. The Silicon Valley. The Mecca of all tech stuff. I managed to get an internship there....…

Hitchhiking in Mexico

I’m not an experienced hitchhiker. Before this current trip, I’ve only hitchhiked once: from San Francisco to Mount Rushmore. It was because I had one week of holidays and nothing better to do, so I wanted to try hitchhiking. Plus hitching through half of the United States sounded fun, I...…

My Very First Impressions of Mexico

I didn’t know much about Mexico before crossing the border. Tequila, sombrero, large moustache. And fiestas. I had no Mexican Lonely Planet or any other travel guide, I forgot all the Spanish I learnt in high school, I knew nobody in Mexico; I just had in mind I wanted to...…

Why I Hate the New Couchsurfing Website

I didn’t want to write this article at first, I was planning to write one about my very first impressions of Mexico. It would have been a happier article, maybe. But today I was using the website version of Couchsurfing to plan my next trip, and man was I disappointed....…

The Morning of my Life

Go to school, work hard, get a good job, buy a nice house, take a two week vacation, retire, take a year long vacation, die. That is the introduction from a guest post written by Jamie from The Great Big Scary World. When I read it for the first time, some...…