The Native Narrative Project

Overall goal of this project

Stereotypes are communicated wherever we look. No matter if it is on instagram or on travel blogs. When informing ourselves about a destination we want to go, we mainly read the stories of foreigners who traveled to this place before. But: is this really the way we want to experience different places all over the world? Always from the lense of what we already know?

Through the “Native Narrative” project, we amplify the voices of Native individuals. At ChargeHolidays, we’re building a platform that allows you to share the unique scents of your homeland and choose the colors that best capture the essence of your childhood memories. When it comes to describing landscapes or recommending authentic bars and restaurants, no one can do it better than someone intimately familiar with the culture and heritage—the Natives.



September 2021: Start of the project

September 2023: 15 countries

Goal September 2024: all 195 countries in the world

Future: more detailed descriptions and reports from particular regions.

 Get involved

As a traveler

You want to discover new places across the globe? Look at the article overviews and get your first impressions of the country delivered by a native. Learn how to respect the culture and honor your surroundings while collecting breathtaking experiences.

As a native

You want to write about your people, your traditions and your favorite place in your home country? Do not hesitate to contact us. Even if you already see the country you were born in, covered in one of our blog posts, we are more than happy to get in touch with you. We are always interested in authentic articles about districts or individual cities.


Bordering Kenya to the east, Tanzania to the southeast, Rwanda to the southwest, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, and South Sudan to the north, my homeland of Uganda is a vibrant country with a diverse population of over 48.5 million people. These...


Mango sticky rice, Thai dramas, Luk Thung music. My beloved homeland, Thailand, is a radiant tapestry woven with vibrant cultural threads. This cultural wealth extends beyond our delicious cuisine, compelling dramas, and melodious traditional music. Our land carries...


My home country Estonia is a small Baltic country with beautiful nature and rich history. Although it is not considered a dream travel destination, I feel like it’s one of the perfect places for visiting. We get to experience all four seasons of the year and each one...

Beyond the Ordinary: Exploring Bangladesh

Let's embark on a virtual journey through the wonders of Bangladesh. Join me as we explore its rich history, savor delectable cuisine, and discover top tips for sustainable travel. Get ready to be captivated by the beauty, culture, and hidden treasures of this...

Malawi – The Warm Heart of Africa

Malawi, my home country’s name, is derived from Maravi, an old name for the Chewa people who inhabited the area around 1400 AD. It’s one of the many beautiful countries found in the southern part of Africa. Being landlocked by three countries, you quickly get to...

Germany: Unveiling History, Crafting Tomorrow.

You may think you know Germany, a land of sturdy castles standing sentinel over rolling hills, freshly baked pretzels, bustling beer gardens, stories of Brothers Grimm echoing through the Black Forest, or a hub of precision and perfection. Many see it through a lens...

Pakistan – The land of the hospitable people

Pakistan might be known to you as a travel destination with beautiful mountains and landscapes, or a place that exports hand-sewn footballs and textiles, or simply a developing country. But one aspect that comes to the majority of your mind is that it’s a place where...

Brazil – Much More Than You Can Imagine

Hello everyone, I am Camila and today I want to introduce to you the Southern region of my home country: Brazil. I hope you enjoy the insights about the history, our food culture and nice places where I personally recommend you to go to.  Let's directly start: The...

Discover Croatia

My home country Croatia is a small country with only 4 million people. It is located in south-eastern Europe, easily located by its crescent shape. Some say that it has the shape of a dragon, which makes it pretty unique. History of Croatia Croatia is known for being...

Turkey – The Golden Bridge Between Asia and Europe

With its vast valleys, snowy peaks, exuberant rivers, and beautiful forests my home country, Turkey, is one of the best spots for great experiences. Surrounded by seas on three sides, Turkey is a bridge between Asia and Europe. In this unique atmosphere, Turkey is...