Who am I?
My name is Manoel and I was born and raised in Bulgaria. A vegetarian, globetrotter and animal lover at heart.
I was born in Sofia, which is the capital and biggest city in the country. Honestly, I consider myself fortunate to be raised there as it provides far greater number of opportunities compared to the smaller national cities in terms of education and work. Although a cool place to live a normal life, one that can provide everything a person might need, I knew in my heart - ever since a young age - that I will not spend my entire life within national borders.
How I got the travel bug!
To be honest, it was not until I was at the age of 14 and my very first journey abroad that I really understood what it means to travel to another country. It was a school trip to Paris in France and upon the moment I laid my eyes on the Eiffel Tower for the first time it hit me: I want to see as much of the world as possible before my departure from our beautiful planet! I guess this is why I have loved Paris ever since and consider the tower in question to be one of the most beautiful landmarks in its own way, an inspiration to me personally!
Fast-forward 7 years (and some pretty spectacular trips around Europe including Italy, Germany, Turkey, Slovenia and Greece) and I was packed and ready to move to Germany to pursue higher education and to be closer to Central/Western Europe and all the places that I had wanted to visit . It was an extremely rewarding and enriching experience in every way. I learnt about numerous new cultures and customs from all over the world through the international friends I made; I got to visit cities and places I had never thought I might and - the icing on the cake - I got to spend 5 months on the other side of the globe in Mexico and subsequently took the opportunity to travel through Central America for two months. At this point I knew that a 9 to 5 office job is not going to be fulfilling for me. I realized that it is no about conforming to what society expects of me and following conventional norms but about following your heart and seeking out adventures and unique experiences that would truly make me happy! The freedom and growth that I experience through travel!
What is the purpose of this site?
We live in a time where travel is generally more accessible and affordable to the masses. Whether you want to visit a country that is 1 000 km or 11 000 km away from home, the wide variety of options that are available to the public from cheap accommodation through low-budget airline carriers make it more possible than ever before.
Travelling and exploring the beauties of our planet, living a life full of adventures, creating priceless memories connected with breathtaking locations, foreign cultures and memorable encounters with people from all over the world should be an essential part of a person's life! Spend money on experiences and memories because at the end of the day, this is what matters the most and creates the most lasting impact!
I invite you to come along on my journey! One of self-discovery and self fulfillment! I want to show you that it is possible to embrace your dreams and visit places you have never dreamt of seeing with your eyes! From the touristy landmarks that everybody is familiar with to the "off the beaten track" lesser known magical spots and hidden gems! I hope to inspire you to kick-start your own adventures and to share them with others.
Read about it! Get inspired! Travel!