Danay is from Cuba. Leaving her home country wasn´t easy at all but now she is very lucky to be traveling the whole world.

She started with short trips many years ago, until she decided to quit her job at a tax company in Germany back in 2015. Since then she has been traveling full time.

She has already visited 100 countries and she is currently in Guatemala traveling through Central America, going to country number 101 in few days (El Salvador).

Dancing is her second passion aftr traveling, hence the name of her blog “itravelanddance” (also the name of her Instagram account and her Facebook fan page).

She loves waterfalls, mountains, animals, volcanoes, beaches, between other things (She has plenty of beautiful pictures of beautiful places in her social medias).

But what she loves the most is wearing traditional clothes everywhere she can, either to go to regular parties, or to traditional weddings and also for dancing at the local carnivals while she is traveling (cause she definitly loves dancing).

It´s not only about traveling but also about feeling the culture, interacting with the locals, eating what they eat, dancing to the rhythm of their music as well as dressing like they do… why not? ;-). Here you can appreciate some of her pictures wearing traditional clothes all around the world.

You can also watch her youtube video about it called “Traditional clothes around the world” by itravelanddance (published in November 2016).

If your country is on her pictures, leave a comment and let her know if you like the costume. If your country isn´t here, let her know where she can take pictures with traditional clothes once she visits your country, cause she will :-)

She is currently writing about Africa and posting on her blog her experiences during her last year solo overland trip in West Africa although she is right now traveling and discovering all Central America. (never stop traveling ;-))

Hope you enjoy her story and pictures :-)

Share it if you like it and follow her/us on the social medias to keep you posting about our uncountable adventures.

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Abu Dhabi

Wearing the abaya at the Sheikh Zayd Mosque in Abu Dhabi. Juni 2013

Azerbaijan 1

Azeri traditional clothes at Lahic village in Azerbaijan. May 2016

Brazil carnival 1

One dream came true the day she danced at the famous Brazilian carnival in March 2011 and she didn´t dance in the “tourist part”, but on the top of one of the carriage like the Brazilians do. It was exatly on her birthday :-)

Brazil carnival 2

One dream came true the day she danced at the famous Brazilian carnival in March 2011 and she didn´t dance in the “tourist part”, but on the top of one of the carriage like the Brazilians do. It was exatly on her birthday :-)

Burkina Faso

Wearing an African dress in Burkina Faso trying to go “undercover” to a little bit dangerous city in the red zone in the north called Bani. People though she was from the Tuareg etnic group, so it worked ;-) February 2017

China

With her best friend Isabel trying to look like Chinese girls at the Yuyuan gardens in Shanghai. March 2012

Democratic Republic of Congo

On a Sunday she was invited to a big fest in Goma, DRC. Sister Gertrude came back home to celebrate 25 years working at the convent. The family is so big that they decided to invite everybody to finally get to know each other. August 2016

Ethiopia

They called her Habesha in Ethiopia and talked to her in Amharic and/or Tigrinya.
Picture taken in Makale city, Tigray. February 2016

Germany 1

After 15 years living in Germany she decided to work at the Oktoberfest in Munich, the world´s biggest beer festival that takes place in the city where she actually lives. Lucky her to get accepted for this difficult job. She wrote 2 posts about it in her blog telling the whole story. You can check it at her website: www.itravelanddance.com.
Picture from October 2017 wearing the Bavarian Dirndl

Germany 2

After 15 years living in Germany she decided to work at the Oktoberfest in Munich, the world´s biggest beer festival that takes place in the city where she actually lives. Lucky her to get accepted for this difficult job. She wrote 2 posts about it in her blog telling the whole story. You can check it at her website: www.itravelanddance.com.
Picture from October 2017 wearing the Bavarian Dirndl

Ghana 1

Dressed as an Ashanti/Asante queen in Kumasi, Ghana. February 2017

Ghana 2

Akwaaba!!!
Celebrating Ghanian´s Independence Day and her birthday on the same day.
Picture taken in Ada beach, Ghana. February 2017

Ghana 3

Dressed as the Ashanti/Asante etnic group. Picture taken in Ada beach, Ghana. February 2017

Guatemala 1

Wearing a güipil, the traditional Mayan clothes made by hand from ixchel textiles in the city of Nebaj, department of Quiche, Guatemala. February 2018

Guinea

Her outfit was prepared by her couchsurfer´s wife in order to attend a traditional wedding in Pita, Fouta Djallon, Guinea. April 2017

Haiti

Wearing a quadrille dress, known as karabela dress in Savanette, east of Haiti. November 2017

India

Indian traditional saree in Bangalore. April 2014

Indonesia 1

Dressed as a Javanese girl by her Indonesian friends few days before celebrating the Indonesian´s independence anniversary. Picture taken at the Pine Forest in Yogyakarta. August 2017

Indonesia 2

Dancing while dressed as a Javanese girl by her Indonesian friends few days before celebrating the Indonesian´s independence anniversary. Picture taken at the Pine Forest in Yogyakarta. August 2017

Indonesia 3

Dressed as a Javanese girl by her Indonesian friends few days before celebrating the Indonesian´s independence anniversary. Picture taken at the Pine Forest in Yogyakarta. August 2017

Indonesia 4

Dressed as a Javanese girl by her Indonesian friends few days before celebrating the Indonesian´s independence anniversary. Picture taken at the Pine Forest in Yogyakarta. August 2017

Turkey 1

Turkish traditional clothes at the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul. October 2011

Turkey 2

With her BFF Isabel wearing Turkish traditional clothes at the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul. October 2011

Jamaica

She just loves the Jamaican colors. Picture taken at the Margarita Villa in 7 Mils Beach in Negril, Jamaica. Decembr 2017

Japan 1

She as a Maiko/Geisha in Gion district, Kyoto, Japan. October 2014

Japan 2

She as a Maiko/Geisha in Gion district, Kyoto, Japan. October 2014

Kazahkstan

Wearing Kazakh traditional clothes in the Alasha restaurant in Almaty. May 2015

Kenya

Visiting the Maasai village at the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. January 2016

Mali

Everytime she crossed a village at the Dogon Valley in Mali, West Africa, they wanted her to try their traditional clothes. They said that she looks very local, like a Fulani or a Tuareg. This picture was at the Enndé village. May 2017

Nigeria 1

Dressed for a Nigerian engagement party in Abuja. December 2016

Nigeria 2

Happy that her local friends got her the dresscode on time for a traditional wedding ceremony in Abuja, Nigeria. December 2016

Nigeria 3 (carnival)

She joined the Freedom Band and danced a Brazilian choreography during the carnival in Calabar, Nigeria. December 2016

Nigeria 4 (carnival)

Representing an Efik Queen at the cultural parade at the Calabar Carnival in Nigeria with the Calabar Municipal Group. Dec 2016 She was the only non Nigerian in the groups on this parade

Nigeria 5 (carnival)

Representing an Efik Queen at the cultural parade at the Calabar Carnival in Nigeria with the Calabar Municipal Group. Dec 2016 She was the only non Nigerian in the groups on this parade. The hair is amazing!

Scotland

Her first picture ever wearing foreigner´s traditional clothes was taken in Edinburgh 1999 right after she left her home country Cuba. Here she is wearing a tartan dress, also called Highland dress.

South Africa

At the Mzansi Cape Town Salsa Festival in South Africa. November 2016 (chek out the African earrings too, haha)

Thailand

Wearing Thai clothes at the Wat Arun Rajwararam (Temple of Dawn) in Bangkok. December 2014

Uzbekistan

Uzbeki traditional clothes at the Chorsu Bazaar in Tashkent. May 2015

Africa

This is a mix of African clothes from Ethiopia, Nigeria and The Gambia. This picture was taken in Djenné, Mali, West Africa. May 2017

Africa

Picture taken at the Aburi Botanical Gardens, Ghana. February 2017
She did her hair with the colors of the majority of the flags in the West African countries (red, yellow and green)