Alvaro Rojas (@wanderreds) — ⇝ Full-time traveling to become the youngest Spaniard to visit every country in the World.
⇝ 162 countries.
⇝ Now: Mozmbique.
Left: 8 Asia, 27 Africa!
⇝ 162 countries.
⇝ Now: Mozmbique.
Left: 8 Asia, 27 Africa!
GIVEAWAY CLOSED. ____________________________________ 🔥WIN A BOUTIQUE TRIP TO NICARAGUA! 🔥 ____________________________________ To celebrate hitting my 160th country, Nicaragua, @malibupopoyo and I wanted to do something special for all of you, to thank you for your unconditional daily support. I’m stoked to announce that we’ll be sending one of you and your plus-one on a 5 day 4 night stay to @malibupopoyo on a full board basis, and all inclusive daily yoga and surf lessons! You’ll be able to follow my footsteps and soak in all the beauty this secluded nicaraguan boutique hotel has to offer. The prize also includes transfers to and from local airport in Nicaragua. ____________________________________ Participating is SUPER EASY! 1. SUSCRIBE on the LINK in my BIO. BONUS: TAG A FRIEND in this post. 1 comment = 1 entry. THAT’S IT! _______________________________________________________ Winner announced.
Nicaragua was my last country in the Americas, my final stop in this 2 month journey along the Caribbean. But thats not what I will remember it for! When I think of Nicaragua, I'll think of an off the beaten path and incredibly underrated destination. Once again, breaking the stereotypes of what media and travel warnings scaremonger, the Pacific Coast of this Central American gem proved to be a laidback scene, very safe and welcoming. And @malibupopoyo, the best place to chill, unwind, and try surf and yoga for the first time ever. Couldn't have asked for a better end to this trip! Stay tuned for my next post, for a chance to follow my footsteps and visit this amazing corner of the World!
SHARE YOUR TRAVEL TIPS WITH ALL OF US! ____________________________________ Having been to 160 countries, I know a thing or two about traveling! But that doesn’t mean I can’t learn a ton of new tricks from travel savvy people like you! Please take this opportunity to share, anything, open topic, as long as it’s a tip, cheat, or travel hack! I’m sure everyone will benefit from this! ____________________________________ Life Update: tomorrow I’m off to Africa again! We’ll be visiting Malawi, Mozambique & Joburg!
Sunset + Infinity Pool + Havana = (fill the gap w/ emoji :🔥) ____________________________________ I’ve been to many incredible hotels all over the World. Only some have something truly unique that sets them apart, and just a handful have a few of these! @kempinskihavana sits on the best possible location in town, between Floridita and the Capitol! During my time there, I enjoyed every sunrise and sunset from the infinity pool on it’s Terrace for the best views in Havana (swipe to check them out!). Even if you cant afford your whole stay in the best hotel in Cuba, try to visit for one night, get the pool day pass, or go up for drinks and food for sunset! Its truly an experience in itself!
WHATS YOUR BIGGEST TRAVEL REGRET? ____________________________________ Visiting every country is not an easy feat. Time and Money are limited, and you need to make some tough choices in your trip planning along the way. Generally speaking, whoever is visiting every country is somewhat deemed of traveling fast by normal standards. I tend to see my RTW trips as first visits to every country. A way to have a great understanding of what makes a destination unique, learn about its problems, explore its culture, meet its people and try their food. However, it’s impossible to delve all that I would like in all 197 countries! It’s a personal choice to visit all at least once, and then go back to the ones I enjoyed. ____________________________________ Through this journey of 160, there have been a few countries that I consider needed more time, and that I can’t wait to be back for! On the top of the list, sits Colombia! I just didn’t have 2-3 weeks to explore it now, and could only stay for 2 nights in Bogotá! Oh well, more reasons to go back to it!
WHAT’s YOUR OPINION ON THE ETHICS OF TRAVEL? ____________________________________ Recently, having visited a few countries like Venezuela, Cuba Saudi or Syria (swipe for pics), I’ve received a lot of messages criticizing me for visiting them, and “thus, contributing with my money to help the authoritarian regimes stay in power”. This raises an important ethical dilemma for anyone that actively travels. ____________________________________ Although I respect those that don’t travel to certain destinations due to this reason, I’ve decided to do it based on the following: 1. Name one country that has a perfect spotless political system. We’ll always find controversy in any government decisions. There would be few countries left to visit! 2. Local population relying on Tourism to survive shouldn’t suffer for its governments decisions. Spreading your money amongst small local businesses makes it less likely to be funding any regime. 3. First hand experience matters. Hearing their voices, sharing stories, smiles or a meal makes all the difference in order to understand the problems and try to impact a change. Don’t take someone’s word for it, go see it for yourself. ____________________________________ What do you think?
Havana, ooh na-na 🎼 ____________________________________ 7 REASONS WHY HALF YOUR HEART WILL BE IN HAVANA IF YOU VISIT: ____________________________________ - It’s hands down, one of the most photogenic cities on Earth. - There’s colors everywhere you look! - Live music on the streets everywhere you go! - Cubans are an extraordinary people: friendly and resilient! - Good weather almost Year round! - Best Mojitos in the World! - Best Cigars in the World! - Old classic cars as taxis! ____________________________________ WHY NOT ALL YOUR HEART? ____________________________________ - What we see as vintage, is really a failed State not being able to make necessary renovations and investments. - Old Classic cars have stuck around, and we enjoy them, but truth is, Cubans cant buy a modern car if they wanted to! The State controls their imports. - Prices aren’t cheap, but tourism businesses see next to nothing. The regime squeezes Tourism as a cash cow to fund their military and secret service that keep them in power. - Everything in Habana Vieja feels a bit of a tourist trap, over the top, and given the above, it feels as if you are contributing to the circus... Food for thought!
WHICH WERE YOUR LAST HOLIDAYS? ____________________________________ Not traveling, not your last backpacking adventure, or journey to the unknown, but a good old sun & relax? It’s been a while for me, since I rarely get my swimsuit out and sit under the sun for a few days! Punta Cana felt like a summer holiday, 3 days of nothing on my mind but tanning in the pool and eating ice cream @hotelpuntacanaprincess. Clearly needed this Caribbean break before heading out to my last 37 countries!
A Venezuelan friend told me that only communists wear red in Venezuela, so I went shirtless! 🇪🇸❤️🇻🇪 #vamosbienvzla#freeVenezuela#23F#SOSVenezuela ____________________________________ Un amigo Venezolano me dijo que nadie en el país viste de rojo, salvo los comunistas, así que me quité la camiseta! 🇪🇸❤️🇻🇪 ____________________________________ Here’s to hoping the humanitarian aid comes in this Saturday! 🙏
VENEZUELA IS... (fill the gap with an emoji). Mine: 🤤 ____________________________________ This country is so majestic, and has such a diversity of landscapes and environments its almost unbelievable! I left all my photo gear in Colombia, to keep a low profile and avoid appearing like a journalist, so I only had my Iphone for pictures! You wouldn’t even tell the difference right? 😂 Honestly, I cant wait to revisit again in the wet season next Year to explore Canaima, Salto Angel and Roraima! #vamosbienvzla