Hello! I’m Txell, the traveler behind Whereismykiwi.
My passion for traveling began when I was very young, as I started camping with my parents and my brother in different places in northern Spain. From there, we would explore the nearby villages, try their local cuisine, and discover their nature.
Later, thanks to my skills as an artistic roller skater, I participated in several Spanish Championships that took me to Alicante, Cantabria, Galicia, Madrid, Murcia, and Navarra, as well as European Championships that took me to Germany, Belgium, and Italy. During this time, in addition to enjoying different cultures, I fell in love with the different languages my competitors and teammates spoke, sparking my interest in languages.
As an adult, I started taking short trips around Europe using the Couchsurfing platform, and after finishing my degree, I did a 6-month Erasmus program in Copenhagen, Denmark. Before starting my search for my first professional job, I traveled outside Europe for the first time on a crazy and culturally shocking one-month trip to India.
With a steady job and more income in the bank, I began to embark on even cooler trips, until in October 2019, I set out to fulfill the dream of leaving everything behind and traveling for 14 months. I took a leave of absence from my job and went to see travel the world. Personally, the pandemic didn’t bring much bad for me, but a lot of good, as upon my return from my leave of absence, I was allowed to work remotely 100%. Thanks to this privilege, today, alongside my partner, we spend one-month stays in various countries around the world while working.
Whereismykiwi was born in 2019, without great ambitions, to document that around-the-world trip and assist other travelers with my travel guides. Since then, to the extent I can, I continue to feed it with our experiences.
- 1990: Andorra and France.
- 1995: Portugal.
- 1997: Switzerland.
- 1998: Germany and France.
- 2000: France, Monaco, Italy, The Vatican and Austria.
- 2004: Switzerland.
- 2006: Ireland and The United Kingdom.
- 2008: France.
- 2010: Denmark, Sweden, Norway and India.
- 2011: United States and The Netherlands.
- 2011-12: Finland and Germany.
- 2013: Croatia.
- 2014: Japan.
- 2015: France, Portugal and The United Kingdom.
- 2016: Germany, United States and Morocco.
- 2017: Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao.
- 2018: Denmark, Sweden and Colombia.
- 2019: Nepal, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia.
- 2020: Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, United States and Mexico.
- 2021: Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary and Croatia.
- 2022: Canary Islands, Turkey and Dominican Republic.
- 2023: Canary Islands, Romania, Bulgaria and Philippines.