the nomad settler, an overview

The idea is simple, to document thoughts, insights and opinions experienced during travels. Born from a discontentment with current narratives on traveling, TNS offers an alternative to readers and travelers alike, who collect more than souvenirs from their experiences. Here, together, we share some observations worthwhile, and engage in reflection on where we’ve been, the people we’ve met, and the dynamics we’ve witnessed.

Caught in the middle of a peaceful forest, Mombasa – Kenya


celma costa, as I write


There are many names that precede me, but a part I like to share is that traveling runs in the family.

I am not the result, but hopefully the continuation of a long running tradition of exploration.

A family of immigrants, sometimes from lands as far as Arabia, other times from the friendly north of Mozambique, I realized that my curiosity was a much needed tool for survival.

Having completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, I’m left in humility, as there is so much more to learn. I’m easily caught off-guard by the people I meet and the stories they share, but gosh, here I go, rambling again.

The Nomad Settler is a fulfillment of a dream, and the direct translation of thoughts that would otherwise go silent.

Fortunately, or unfortunately, I don’t know, I’m one who imagines the social life of a KFC paper bag, and wonder about the mouths it has fed, and the laughter it has brought to someone — and I long to write about that.

When I’m not drowning in my mind-made concoctions, I can be found sketching, eating and photographing.

where I’ve been

Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Kenya, Ethiopia, Brazil, Paraguay, Portugal, Italy, France, Germany, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Dubai

where I’ve written

Okayafrica // Youth Time EU Magazine // Introvert, Dear

delightful moments