After traveling to over 60 countries, it finally happened.
I have been discriminated against.
But first, let me make it clear.
I am aware!
I am so aware of how privileged I am.
I know the value of my passport, I truly know. And that actually bothers me.
You see, I believe in equality so is hard to swallow that the fact where you were born will dictate where you can and cannot go.
As a traveler and travel lover, I can’t see biggest injustice.
Aren’t we supposed to be all the same and have the same rights?
So why can the citizens of Germany be able to travel to over 166 countries (126 visa-free) while a citizen of Cambodia can only visit 58 countries (and only 20 visa-free)? And if you were born in Afghanistan (which holds the lowest passport rank) then you can only visit 30 countries – but only 5 you are visa-free… Isn’t this shocking? And how unfair?
Have a look at the world ranks and the most powerful and weakest passports in the World here: Passport Rank
As a Portuguese citizen, I am 3rd on the Passport Power Rank and can visit 164 countries, 122 of which completely visa-free.
So might not come as a surprise that I have been in fact privileged and been able to visit any county I wanted.
But today, it all changed. And I want you to know what happened.
I have recorded a video where I share with you one of the biggest and saddest disappointments of my traveler life.
I have been finally a victim of discrimination and the reason why is just plain pathetic.
And I want you to know and I want you to be upset. Why? Because this shouldn’t be the World in 2018 and it is up to us to change it.
Are you with me?