Maybe I became a traveler because I studied Translation, or I studied Translation because I was eager to explore the World. Either way, I did not want to be a tourist, I wanted to stay in places and embed them in my life, transforming myself, and to become part of them. People filled up the places in my life and they showed me their worlds. They left or I did. It is sad and beautiful at the same time to have so many friends around the World. It is sad and beautiful at the same time to be from many places. Now, I conduct research on how people communicate and self-organize using technology, even across the distance (www.ieleta.com).