5 years ago, I packed my backpack. what was going to be a 2 months trip became a completely new life. I just had NO idea back then...
Hi! I'm Martina.
Human-Culture-Travel-Food Junkie. I've created this Travel Blog for those who refuse to live life by default and believe in Travel & Creativity as ways to waking up to life.
Beware, my dear friend, you are now entering the realms of The Global Curious. A travel blog, a culture-hub and a life abroad pythoness. Fear nothing, this blog comes with a no BS policy -- wink, wink--, so be my guest and explore on your free will.
It's the year 2012 and I'm walking the streets of Buenos Aires. I have this sudden feeling that something just doesn't click.
A few months ago, I started waking up in the middle of the night with a heavy sensation that life wasn't supposed to be like that. And when I say "like that" I mean: 24 years old, saving money like crazy to buy a tiny wee apartment --in 7 years time--, working in retail, pushing my way through to make a career as a Make-up Artist or an Audiovisual Creator.
Have you heard of FOMO? That's Fear Of Missing Out. I was missing out on my own life.
Back then, I could spend hours day-dreaming of travel without actually doing much of it. Researching places to move, adventures to live, friends to meet. I know it sounds a bit woo-woo for some folks. I certainly didn't know anyone in my social circle that didn't live by the principles of having a career-get married-buy a house-make baby, as the only possible way.
The problem was that all those things seemed really great but I just couldn't connect to the idea that my life was going that way. Maybe it wasn't the time. Maybe it wasn't the place. Maybe I still hadn't earned the right to choose differently.
What if I actually have a choice?
Funny thing, I had never ever thought that choosing was a choice.
Back to me walking on the streets of Buenos Aires. I just had an awful conversation with who was my mother-in-law back then. All these thoughts are starting to tip, the clock is ticking in my head. By the time I realized that there's no such thing as the perfect time, I've made a desition: "We are going travelling and I won't take a no for an answer!"
I guess this is how this story actually begins. 6 years ago, I asked a question and Travel was my answer.
I'm Martina, from Argentina. I've been combining travel and life overseas since 2013 in a quest for living alongside with creativity, joy and personal growth.
The Global Curious Travel Blog will take you through 4 main topics
- In The Travel Expat School, I post resources, advice, tricks, tips and interviews for those that may be new to independent travelling or are thinking of moving overseas.
- Inspiration is where you can find great stories, thoughts, projects and travel ideas.
- Travel will take you to the places I go tp through guides, itineraries, photos and videos.
- Finally, I'm introducing a new segment: Culture Etiquette, in which I post short interviews with people from all corners of the world to talk about their cultures and customs. Social awareness and respect are key to becoming Independent World Travellers.