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Colorful Valparaiso In Chile

My name is Josep Falguera and I was born on the 31st of May 1988 in Lleida, a small town next to Barcelona. When I was 18, I moved there to study Architecture. While in university, I did some volunteer work in places such as Mongolia, India, and Togo, and I lived for one year in TORINO, Italy, as an exchange student. Besides, I worked as a walking tour guide, meeting lots of travelers and experiencing the world whenever I couldn’t go abroad. After graduating, I left for my FIRST big trip.

Round-The-World

I traveled for 8 months, visiting 21 countries and traveling more than 25.000km overland. Starting off the Yucatan Peninsula, in Mexico, I saw Mayan Ceremonies in Chiapas, visited colonial villages like Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende, and made all the way across the West USA coast, walking around LA, San Francisco and Seattle among others. Later, I rode a motorbike across Thai paradisiacal islands, and I witnessed thousands of lanterns released at the same time in Chiang Mai. In Myanmar, I followed George Orwell’s steps, sunsets of a lifetime in Bagan, and sailed the Irrawaddy river.

Do you think I look like Omani?
Attending An Engagement Ceremony In Oman

I spent Christmas in a muslim country, Malaysia, and New Years’ Eve exploring the New South Wales’ coast, in Australia. I hitchhiked a thousand kilometers, from Melbourne to Adelaide, worked at a farm and hiked across Tasmania, the perfect place for trekkings! What about the Middle East? I became friend with a camel breeder, in the UAE and was invited in an engagement OMANI ceremony. In Jordan, I had a barbecue in Moses burial place overlooking the “Promised Land”, and I sneaked into Petra, following and ancient Nabatean way. I saw both parts of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, visiting a refugee camp in Bethlehem and an illegal kibbutz settlement. Tens of Istanbul’s minarets welcomed me back to Europe while crossing the Bosphorus Strait, and after visiting the Balkans region and the Italian Alps, I got back home.

Chilean Patagonia!
Exploring Sunken Ships In The Strait Of Magellan

Later on, I decided to move to Santiago de Chile. Why? Well, I had never been to South America! I worked for a year and a half at an Urban Planning Studio. Afterwards, I left for my second big trip:

Latin America

Traveling for 6 months, leaving my loved Chile and crossing the Andes to Bolivia. I visited some of the most surreal places on Earth: colorful Altiplano lagoons and reaching Uyuni salt flat, turned into a mirror. I worked for one day in a silver mine and climbed Huayna Potosí, my first 6.000m (20.000 ft) mountain. Peru awaited me with Inca cities, canyons, and the Amazon river, which I sailed across sleeping on a hammock. I climbed a few volcanoes too. Like the one in La Fortuna, Costa Rica, with a lagoon inside its crater. Or the one in Masaya, where I could see lava flowing. In Nicaragua, I hunted and eated iguanas and sought fortresses around old pirate ways.

Around Solentiname Islands
Hunting Iguanas In Nicaragua

Honduras has part of the second largest coral reef in the world, perfect for diving. Have you ever explored Maya ruins surrounded by the jungle or taken a bath in a hot water waterfall? Then, Guatemala is for you. El Salvador was a huge surprise in a tiny country. And Mexico… I’d probably never end… The last and most diverse one. From attending a buddhist retreat to exploring ancient ruins over rugged coastlines besides the turquoise Caribbean waters. Or the seven colours Laguna Bacalar.

Right now, I just moved to Guadalajara, in Mexico. I can’t wait to see what the future holds. I invite you to come along!


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12 thoughts on “Josep Falguera: Bio & Trips

  1. are you missing a backpack? What airline did you fly with and where are you now? United Airlines in Los Angeles has it…..at least we think its yours…

  2. Wow. You’ve had amazing traveling adventures. I was wondering if you keep an online job to sustain your finances for that? Best wishes to your visions to explore more and more places.

    1. Hi Liz! Normally I work for a while (I’m an architect), save money and then leave to explore the world. I travel very low budget, so a few thousands dollars can last me for months! 🙂

      1. Wow. That makes sense. Thanks for telling me. I was worried I might have been prying, but I’m just curious really. I know some people get by with online freelancing and blogging as a living. So it’s something they can do anywhere. Your planning sounds good too.

        1. Don’t worry! hahaha, feel free to ask! 🙂 The blog is still very recent, so I’m not receiving any “monthly income” yet. However, I’ve been invited to some hostels and tours! Sooooo, who knows what the future holds!

          1. The future is looking very bright for you! Haha. Well, you deserve it. Aside from the good writing, your blog looks amazing! And it made so much sense that you’re an architect because the layout is aesthetically great!

          2. Heeeey! Thanks so much for the compliments! You know what? I’m not a native English speaker, so sometimes I’m not sure if I’m writing it right… hahaha! Anyway, little by litlle, let’s keep improving!

  3. HI, Josep! Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my post on the tale of two tale tunes. I am enjoying my visit to yours. You certainly get around!

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