find your secret spot!

Right now, you may be holding in your hands a postcard with this very same URL. Our meeting at TravelMedia’s IMM may have past already, but as time flies and postcards reach their destinations, here we are, sharing what brings us together… the power of Curiosity.

Curiosity lies at the core of any journey, and travelling across the world is not the exception!

I wanted to thank you for your time with this simple treat that represents the values of my project:

  • Curiosity

  • Adventure

  • Creativity

  • Joy

  • Genuity

I do sincerely hope to collaborate with you in the near future and again, thanks for being part of this!

These photos are from some of my favourite “Secret Spots”, places you wouldn’t recognise in a heartbeat, but that are engrained in the culture of their countries.

Shall we begin?

If you chose…

Culture - welcome to china!

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Located in Běijīng, the Yonghe Temple, also known as the Lama Temple, is the most celebrated and significant Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet. Built in 1694 during the Qing Dinasty for Imperial residential purposes, over the XVIII century a part of it was turned into a monastery for the monks of Tibetan Buddhism.

Visited by tourists and pilgrims, walking through its halls passing by the scent of incense and the sight of prayers is an experience to behold.

The Lama Temple stands as a material and spiritual representation of the Tibetan Culture.

What else?

Get there by subway

Taking the subway is the easiest way to get there! Take Line 2 or 5 to Yonghegong (Yonghe Temple) Station, once you get off the subway, go to Exit C. After a 5 minutes walk you’ll find the entrance on Yonghegong St.

Admission fee

CNY 25

Opening times

From April to October: 9:00 to 16:30

November to March: 9:00 to 16:00

 

TRADITION - bienvenidos a argentina!

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There’s no place like home. Even more when home bursts with passion, culture and traditions nowhere else to be found. A heart of Tango and mingled chords bringing back memories of times and lovers long gone.

Oh! My dear Buenos Aires.

You’ve heard of San Telmo and Caminito…staple spots for the tourists eager to challenge the 2 x 4. But, as a local, I’m sharing with you one of the most underrated but relevant neighbourhoods where the tradition of Tango thrives in every corner: Almagro.

What else?

Get there by subway

Almagro is conveniently located near the city centre. From the Obelisk, you can take the subway Line B—the red one!—and get off in Medrano station after a 10 minutes ride.

If you are planning a visit, read my World Nomads’ featured guide to experiencing Buenos Aires like a local.

ADVENTUREs - kia ora NEW ZEALAND!

 
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Tramping in New Zealand has many shapes. From 2 minutes bush walks to 10 days long hikes, when we say there’s something for everyone here, we mean it.

Whatever the adventure-craving you are going through, you can satisfy it here!

I took this photo on our way up to Mueller Hut, located in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, in New Zealand’s South Island. Though it’s one of THE MOST famous summer hikes, the winter snowy-charm gives it a different spin!

What else?

Get there by subway

Just kidding! You need to exercise those muscles to get here!

A bit about the hike

Mueller Hut is roughly a 4/5 hours hike in which you’ll climb 2200 steps up to Sealy Tarns before getting into the marked—and steep—path that leads to Mueller Hut.

Safety is paramount, so make sure to register at Mt Cook’s Village I-Site.

Let’s talk travel

Have you been to any of these places? If not, no worries! Luckily, I have—to these and so many others spread out throughout 27 countries. When I say I live a life of travel, I’m serious. But, bottom line, this is not about me.

Sharing, connecting, informing, being professional and thorough are the forces that sustain the experiences I choose to live.

Being of service to other travellers around the world. That’s my Why.

If you share my values and would like first hand, fresh, culturally diverse and genuine content to benefit your project/business, then just get in touch and let’s get to it.

What’ next

I’m based in New Zealand, during 2019 I’ll be heading to Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand and Indonesia. 2020 is already in the making too! Idea is to head to Canada and Africa on a 3 to 4 months trip and tackle New Zealand South Island’s Great Walks.

As I’m a digital nomad, I have a very flexible schedule that allows me to take on different projects.

My contact details

It’s so easy to get in touch with me! Just drop me a line:

martina@theglobalcurious.com

Find me on Whatsapp:

+64 027 907 2363

Or… send me a postcard!

26B Whitmore Street

Christchurch - Canterbury - New Zealand - 8013