My name is Óscar Araújo. I was born 35 years ago in the beautiful Madeira Island, Portugal. At the age of 18, I moved to Lisbon to study dentistry and I ended up both living and working here.
Today I’m a dentist but I’m always dreaming of my next adventure, of something new! I’m working on making my dreams come true…
I wish I could say my typical day was to wake up everyday in a different place, but as a dentist I’m obliged to fall into a job routine. I wake up early everyday, work all day and come back home in the evening, (not that interesting!). When I’m not working I always try to plan something new, to discover new things and explore new places! I try to make the best of my free time.
For me, the perfect trip starts with good company (if not I’d rather be alone). The food is also a central part of my traveling experiences and I always like to try the local flavors of the place I am visiting. Overall I love to be inspired by the beauty of the places I go, it’s important for me to be somewhere that makes me happy and inspires me – typically away from the touristic crowd.
People inspire me, their stories… I love to visit places I’ve read about where true stories happened. I love to sit at a terrace and watch people passing by while imagining their stories. Simple things inspire me!
My secret spot would have to be Madeira Island, the place I was born. I always go back there and find myself in places that are so special for me. It’s very important for me to go back to my roots and I find the island even more enjoyable now that I don’t live there anymore.
Oh that’s a difficult question for a travel lover like me! I guess I could not choose only one, because the beauty of traveling lies in the variety of places you get to go… But if I really had to choose I’d probably say Israel or the Greek Islands (you see? I can’t choose just one!). I have spent the most amazing holidays in these places!
My next destination will be Nice and Cote d’Azur. I’ve already been there but it’s the kind of places where I always like to go back to.