We all love to travel, but one of the best parts about experiencing a new and vibrant culture is the people you meet along the way. The extravagant street performer, to the brooding barman and many, many more make our travel experiences so spectacular. So, here at Travel Antics, we like to document those people who make our travel experiences so unique. We like to meet them, speak to them and photograph them and you can read about them in the monthly magazine and on the blog because travel wouldn’t be the same without people.
To explore the complex world of modern-day feminism, we must take a look at one woman whose name is synonymous with present-day gender equality issues; Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. She may be facing a backlash from her controversial comments on transgender women, but her work speaks for itself. She’s a prominent public speaker on the Ted X network and a recipient of a plethora of prizes and awards including the MacArthur Genius Grant, now she uses her fame to highlight issues facing women today.
There are many powerful, independent women in the world, it’s hard to choose a few of the most inspirational, but I’m going to give it a go. To start the week we’ll look at one of the most influential women in my life, someone who sparked a lifelong love of literature, writing, adventure and imagination. Not only that, but she turned me into the woman I am today and she’s inspired many people all over the world to fall in love with the wizarding world once again, that’s right to start our week of inspirational women we’re going to start closer to home and look at the life of the beloved author and genuinely beautiful human being, J.K. Rowling.
It’s international women’s day and we’re celebrating all that makes us women. So far, we’ve looked at the work of J.K Rowling and as the week progresses we’ll delve into the world of modern-day, inspirational women from Japan, Nairobi and New Zealand. But, today is all about you.
Barcelona; an urban city with a stylish edge. A place of exceeding beauty and fun with a laid back approach to life. Barcelona may be thought of as another city in Spain, but Catalonia’s capital has proven it stands in no one’s shadow and it’s easy to see why Barcelona is a one-of-a-kind city, with a population of people who are able to match such a fascinating place.
Italy is famed for its extravagance and larger-than-life personalities, this can be seen clearly in the daily activities of the bustling city of Naples. The booming Barista with the smoothest coffee for miles around, to the group of stylish women, gossiping as they dine on the finest Italian pizza. These are the people that define one of the most famous parts of Italy and the tourism industry is booming, people are flocking to the Southern city and once you take a sneak-peek under the dirt and graffiti, you’ll find a haven of historical culture and stunningly, beautiful architecture.
Gothenburg may be known for its sleepy charm and designer shopping, but the locals have their own style and charisma. It’s true you may have to walk a long way to find a part of the city teeming with people, but once you find them you won’t be disappointed. As you wander the cobbled streets and navigate around the quiet town, you’ll soon find an array of people who are stylish, unique and full of that carefree European attitude we all know and love.