people of the world


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What inspires you the most about traveling? Seeing different sites, try different food, experience the new, learn about a new culture, the excitement that the exploration brings before we visit a place plus the memories that will last for a lifetime are all amazing feelings related to traveling.

What about get to know the PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD?

Or when we meet with the locals and get to have a conversation, or share a meal or a cup of tea, while we only stare at each other and smile wishing we could speak the same language so we can talk beyond our smiles.

This session is dedicate to the amazing friends I made while on this amazing journey to travel the Planet and by sharing some amazing interviews, stories and articles about their local culture, inspiring you to meet the people of our world!


"Meeting people from all over the world it is the most fascinating thing about traveling. How many people we connect and many turn into amazing friends by simply sharing the same passion for enxchange experiences and traveling."

- Paula Martinelli -

Some amazing stories from people of the world 

Everything you need to know about Hire a Porter for Himalayas Trek

By Paula Martinelli | Sep 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The lessons learnt from my trip to Tibet – The truth behind an occupied country

SAPA, Vietnam: 2019 Ethical Travel Guide

By Paula Martinelli | Sep 12, 2019 | 9 Comments

Ethical Tourism in Sapa and why I recommend booking an independent homestay Ethical travel is about creating better places to live and better places to visit – These 7 steps …

Love Letter to Dalai Lama

Tibet- The truth behind the occupation, my personal letter to Dalai Lama

By Paula Martinelli | Sep 4, 2019 | 28 Comments

The lessons learnt from my trip to Tibet – The truth behind an occupied country

Nepal – An authentic Homestay in a rural village

By Paula Martinelli | Aug 7, 2019 | 7 Comments

Homestay – A humble experience to get out of my comfort zone I truly believe that any trip offers the opportunity for us to live outside our comfort zone – …

Interview with Travel Expert Ryan Biddulph

By Paula Martinelli | Jul 14, 2019 | 2 Comments

Unfortunately, most aspiring travel bloggers have no idea what goes into actually BEING a travel blogger. People think you see the world, snap a few photos, whip up a post, publish, and get paid big bucks for your efforts. Nope. Travel blogging is a highly specialized skill that requires you to fulfill 3 roles:

Interview with travel expert Nomadic Matt

By Paula Martinelli | Mar 31, 2019 | 10 Comments

Insights and inspiration from a Travel Expert: Nomadic Matt When I got the opportunity to interview Matt Kepnes, the founder of one of the top travel blogs, Nomadic Matt, I …

People of Tibet – Faces of a strong spirit (Photojournalism)

By Paula Martinelli | Jan 20, 2019 | 11 Comments

An amazing photojournalism opportunity Have you ever wondered what a proud and a strong spirit looks like in the face of adversity? Travel to Tibet through my pictures and stories of …

How to do an authentic Homestay with the Black H’mong in Sapa

By Paula Martinelli | Aug 27, 2018 | 12 Comments

Find out if homestay in Sapa experience is for you While trek and homestay with the Black H’mong in Sapa was one of the best experiences of my life, I …