Welcome to the first post of my blog. I’ve wanted to create a travel blog for some time now and I finally decided to begin my geeky journey! Yay! But where are my manners? Let me introduce myself first.
My name is Bruno, nice to meet you! This is how I look like in a very cold day:
You might have read something about me. I was born in the Azores (bonus points for those who know exactly where that is!), but currently living in Lisbon. I have a boring job working as an IT consultant and I have a dream of one day be able to dedicate 100% of my precious time to what is truly my passion: traveling.
WHY GEEKY EXPLORER?
One word at a time. Geeky because i am a technology addict, can’t live without my phone, my iPad and my computer. I HAVE to know in first hand what is trending out there, so I follow lots of technology websites and blogs to keep me posted, particularly about travel gadgets, apps and websites.
And the Explorer part? Well, I could say hollowly it’s because I love traveling. DA-AH! Seriously? Who doesn’t?! You’re right, but I feel it’s all about HOW you travel. You can hop around the city in those big red buses, see some monuments in record time and stay in a fancy luxury hotel spending your whole year of savings for 1 week. That’s legit. But it’s not my definition of travel. I prefer to wander around, get lost in those narrow streets, experience the culture, eat what the locals eat, even if that means not seeing all the churches in the city. I like to EXPLORE.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM THIS WEBSITE?
Well, during quite a long time I collected some generic ideas of what to post, but the truth is that I don’t want to limit myself to any theme or particular “sub-world” of travel.
As a working IT consultant, you may find some posts related to areas such as Design Thinking, Information Architecture and User Experience Design somehow related to travel apps or websites. Or maybe not and I am just hallucinating. As an ice-cream lover, you may find a post about where to eat the best ice cream in Rome. I might be sharing money-saving tips to explore Thailand. Or some random information about a strange habit people do in Egypt. I don’t know. I guess I will be posting what I feel like posting and eventually will learn what I like to talk about the most.
All I know is that I do NOT want to be just another travel blogger, talking about how awesome every place is, how friendly are the people, bla bla bla. And I certainly don’t want to be just another travel guide. For sure, I will share some travel tips and hacks I feel are key to experience a certain place, but is all part of my experiences I want to share with you. Actually that’s the main goal of this website: to not only write about my travel experiences worlwide but also to share what I learn in each destination for you and me be able to travel smart.
Very important: as a non native English speaker, blogging in English can be quite difficult for me. Sometimes I need to workaround the same phrase over and over and in the end I feel my original thought was lost in translation. Plus, I reckon some of grammar and vocabulary mistakes in the future. Please feel free to correct me!
Thank you very much for reading and I hope you come back!
WHERE TO FIND ME AND CONTACT ME
We might be something cool going on, but not that cool to give you my home address. Still, you can contact me at geekyexplorer (at) gmail (dot) com or stalk me aggressively in social media:
Also, make sure you don’t miss any of the geekiness in your inbox (I don’t spam, I promise):
Have a nice day and happy travels!!