About me


Portrait Juan Martinez photographer travelersbuddy

Hi. My name is Juan Martinez and I´m from Colombia. Not a country travelers frequently come from. Since I was a kid I wanted to finish high school, go to college and get a job as soon as possible. However, before I finished high school I had the chance to travel to Europe and learn a new language. First I thought it was a nice experience, but I never thought that it would change my life the way it did.

I had never traveled before and, as many Colombians, practically had no idea what the word “travel” really meant. For me, it was something you do every other year when you relax in a nice hotel trying to make the most out of the few weeks of vacation you get. Traveling to Germany and being exposed to a different culture opened my eyes and let me see the world in a completely different way.

Since that year, my life goal became to travel as much as I could and not just let my life pass by. I decided to stay in Germany and follow my dreams.

8 years have passed and I have been in more than 60 different countries, experienced the most beautiful and astonishing sunrises and sunsets, eaten all different kinds of food, lived through many adventures and I have to say! I´m happy about the road I chose.

On this website, I want to show you how I am fulfilling my dreams and how you can do it too.

We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us” - Anonymous