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.

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Roadmap:

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.

Time in Kenya

It is December in icy Central Europe. The sky is dark, the days are short, the wind is freshening, temperatures are dropping below freezing, it’s time for winter jackets, winter boots and cosy Christmas markets. I miss the long summer days, the short rain showers and...

Venezuela – Between South America’s Beaches and Mountains

Venezuela boasts diverse landscapes, from mountains and beaches to jungles and plains. Despite facing economic and political turmoil between 2013 and 2018, leading to mass emigration, the nation’s spirit remains resilient. The multicultural country, rich in history, offers iconic dishes like arepas and pabellón criollo, and celebrates vibrant traditions and festivals.

Taiwan – Passion, Comfort, Delicacy

Taiwan offers a unique experience blending rich history, diverse culinary delights, and stunning natural landscapes. From ancient temples and street food to beautiful architecture and lush scenery, the culture-rich island provides visitors an engaging mix of traditional and modern attractions. Whether it’s exploring historic sites or enjoying local festivals, Taiwan promises an enriching adventure for every traveler.

Uganda – The Pearl Of Africa

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...

Thailand

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...

Estonia

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...

Bangladesh – Beyond the Ordinary

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...