I was born in the beautiful city of Porto in a cold autumn night in 1993, curiously at the same time an important football match was taking place in Portugal, which probably provides some kind of mystical explanation to why I’m such a diehard fan of the beautiful game. A control freak by nature, I started realizing I could put my organizational skills to good use as soon as we started travelling in 2014, and haven’t stopped ever since. Education-wise, I have a degree in Hotel Management and hope to one day have my own hostel along with Daniela, but until that day comes, we’ll simply make the most of our job-breaks and keep on travelling.
Remember that nerdy kid always carrying books and reading stuff? Doing extra homework voluntarily? The kid that actually enjoyed being in the classroom? Well, that was me! Since I can remember I have been surrounded by books and I absolutely love reading and writing. As I grew older, I discovered a passion for studying human behavior and now have a degree in Sociology. Travelling and blogging allows me to explore all of my passions: spending quality time with Bruno, learning about the world, seeing different cultures and writing! I recently wrote my first book – I hope it’s just the first of many – and I dream of having a hostel along with Bruno, allowing us to manage our own time and getting to know people from around the world!
We’ve been together since 2009, but we’ve only found the wonders of travelling in 2014 at the young age of 20 years-old. In the past couple of years we’ve taken advantage of every break we had from our regular, every-day jobs to explore different countries, cultures and mentalities.
In the meantime, we started to realize every time our friends, relatives or co-workers wanted to go on their own trips, they would come to us for advises or suggestions, and so we had the idea of starting the Circum-Mundum Travel Blog in order to share all the things travelling has taught us.
WHAT IS CIRCUM-MUNDUM?
In this blog you will find everything you need to know about the destinations we have visited. Want to know what to see? How the public transportation works? How much it will cost you? We’ve got it all covered!
We also share our personal stories abroad. We believe the best way to advise others when it comes to travelling is more than creating a plain bucket-list of “Do’s and Dont’s”, and therefore you will also have the chance to read some of our weirdest, creepiest and most memorable experiences so that you can learn from them as much as we did.
This may sound like a tremendous cliché but it’s the truth: we travel because we believe that happiness is a journey, not a destination. It’s what we love to do and we want to spread the word about the wonders of travelling and share our happiness with others. Still, we decided that wasn’t enough. We truly want to bring joy to every place we visit and, therefore, we decided to start doing random acts of kindness in every city that welcomes us. Therefore, every time we travel, we'll prepare a list of kind activities to spread smiles all around the world and share them with you here on Circum-Mundum.
Last, but certainly not least, we have a very special service for you. If you also have the desire of travelling the world, but have no idea where to start, we recommend checking our Planning Your Trip page as we can help you attain your goals while keeping up with your budget constraints.
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Den Hague, the Netherlands