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We believe life has a purpose and that we are meant to find our true calling while pursuing our dreams. But how can one do that? How can we discover what our dreams are when we live in a society obsessed with consumerism and other futilities? For how long will we keep wasting our precious time pumping money into other people’s pockets, generating wealth for those who do absolutely nothing to make this a safer, happier world? These are the questions that keep us up at night whenever we travel and get up close with people who have so few. But that is exactly why we believe everyone should be able to get out of their comfort zone and set out to see the world.

Fortunately, younger generations seem to be more open-hearted about all these matters. We want to inspire more and more of you to travel the world and keep making a positive impact. Maybe you will also find yourself thinking of the things you’ve just experienced while lying in bed at night. And the World will sleep no more.

Bruno Arcos

Turns dreams into Excel sheets.
Methodical, but creative. Organised, but messy.
Numbers are his favourite tool.
Writing simply comes naturally to him.

Football lover. Designer of travelling masterplans. Born in 1993 in the beautiful city of Porto, he spent three years studying to get a degree in Hotel Management, only to find out he really loved to make a living out of writing (oh, the curse of the millennials).

However, he soon realized he could put his organizational skills to good use as soon as we started travelling in 2014… And hasn’t stopped ever since! With a map in one hand and a backpack on his shoulder, he keeps crossing destinations off his ever-growing wish list.

Daniela Fogageira Monteiro

Impulsive, considers herself a dreamer.
Often very quiet, often very loud.
Writing makes her feel more human.

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve read books of people with itchy feet who ventured out in search of distant lands and faraway places. Stories of love, loss and resilience, stories of common people and entire nations. I’ve read about famine, religion and traditions. I didn’t know it back then, but inside me a flaming curiosity had been lit up. My books were my very first plane tickets. A lot of people back at home still ask us quite often why we travel. Just to see crumbling buildings? Old stones that no longer hold any purpose? To see cemeteries and churches? But why? No, it’s more than that!

We travel to get a glimpse into how people live, and how people die in cities whose names we can barely pronounce. We travel because the World is so big and beautiful it can make us feel as irrelevant as ants, and yet our souls as giant as mountains.

WHAT IS CIRCUM-MUNDUM

DESTINATIONS
In this blog you will find everything you need to know about the destinations we have visited. Want to know what to visit? How the public transportation works? How much it will cost you? We’ve got it all covered! Read our detailed posts and send us all your questions.

STORIES
We want to share with you all the lessons learned while travelling and tell you all about our adventures abroad. Travelling can change you, and we believe some of our stories are worthy of telling.

KINDNESS
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. 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 prepare a list of kind activities to spread smiles all around the World and share them with you here on Circum-Mundum.

SHARING
Finally, we want to inspire our readers to become Citizens of the World. If you would like to travel but have no idea where to begin, simply explore our articles and blog posts to feel acquainted with the process of planing a journey abroad, and check the page Your Trip for more info.

WHERE WE'VE BEEN

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