I’m Emil Berlin, I’m 27 years old, and I was born and raised in Sweden. When I was 18 I left the coldness for Barcelona, and I’ve lived abroad ever since. I recently finished my Master’s degree in Crisis and Security Management at Leiden University. I love coriander and I hate overcooked pasta.

  1. What has been your biggest success until now?
    One summer I hitchhiked through most of Canada and down the West coast of the U.S. All in all I traveled about 6,500km from Toronto to San Francisco while spending €0 in travel and accommodation costs.
  1. What is your best memory?
    When I had tea with monks in Dalai Lama’s residence in McLeod Ganj while he was holding a lecture. Unfortunately, it was all in Tibetan so I did not understand a thing he said.
  1. If you could do anything you’d want right now, what would it be?
    Remove Donald Trump from office and install Bernie Sanders who would provide free towels and hot chocolate for everyone.
  1. As a kid, what did you want to be when you’d grow up?
    I wanted to become a chef, but then my mom told me that I would have to work weekends so I gave up on that dream.