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Hey there! Welcome to our humble travel blog.

We are Bruno and Daniela, a Portuguese travel couple and proud owners of Circum-Mundum. 😊

Back in late 2019 our lives changed completely when we decided to travel the world for 8 months using our life savings. After all, we had been passionate about travelling and had dreamed of doing something similar ever since we set foot on a plane together way back in 2014.

We took a risk knowing things could go wrong… and in fact they did! Once the pandemic hit, we ended up stranded in Uzbekistan after only 4 weeks of travel, only to be sent back home where we no longer had jobs, a home or life-savings. We basically had to start all over, and the honest truth is that life only got worse before it got so much better.

We could have never predicted that our biggest failure would turn into our most precious opportunity. About 6 months into the pandemic, we ended up finding remote jobs and have been travelling the world while working online ever since. It’s a dream come true!

We are building a life we don’t need a vacation from.

Bruno Arcos

My name is Bruno, I am Portuguese and I was born on November 10th 1993.

I’ve always believed this type of lifestyle was reserved for the wealthy and rich. I swear that never in my wildest dreams would I have thought we could spend our days travelling the globe while simultaneously working and having a steady source of income. Yep, guess I’m a skeptic!

I am a History and Geography nerd with a huge passion for travels, football and languages, proudly boasting the seemingly useless skill of knowing how to say “thank you” in about 40 different languages (hey, it goes a long way when on the road).

Since 2020 I have been working mainly as a Portuguese-English interpreter, while also dedicating some time to writing.

We are proud to say we are just two ordinary people living extraordinary lives, and we would like to inspire more and more people to pursue this freedom.

Daniela Fogageira Monteiro

My name is Daniela, I am Portuguese and I was born on July 16th 1993.

I am passionate about Sociology and love exploring different cultures and historical sights.

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, a flaming curiosity had been lit up. My books were my very first plane tickets.

Since I became a Relationship Coach, I’ve worked with hundreds of clients scattered across the world and I can say I’ve discovered my passion – helping others rediscover inspiration and build happy relationships – with both themselves and others.

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. Check our Instagram Page too in order to have access to live content.

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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