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First BlaBla(and no)Car experience

First BlaBla(and no)Car experience

I’ve be interested in BlaBlaCar for a while. I like the ‘new wave’ of sharing services that allow you to have a new experience, meet some folks and don’t pay a fortune. I used CouchSurfing, AirBnb, I picked up hitchhikers when I had a van and I could not wait to share a car with some [...]

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Balkan Tour Highlights

Balkan Tour Highlights

Last month, June 2014, I had chance to visit an area of Europe that is faraway, so close!  The mighty Balkan region is next to Italy but we (Italians) know very little about those countries. The communism and the war kept this region closed for long time and it’s still considered a war zone where all the bad [...]

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2 years a self-employed

2 years a self-employed

2nd May 2014: two years after the start of my new life as self-employed man. I decided to write this post first of all to put my thoughts in order and do some analysis about where I am and how far I did go. To do so, I chose to use the same format used [...]

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Sailing from Panama to Cartagena

Sailing from Panama to Cartagena

The Pan-American highway runs for 47,958 km (29,800 mi) from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina. But… is not complete. A 87 km gap exists between Panama and Colombia. 87 km of rainforest, swamps, guerrillas, called the Darien Gap that was crossed for the first time only in the 1960! So, there´s no road between Panama and [...]

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5 things to experience in Medellin

5 things to experience in Medellin

After some days in the same city something magic happens, you feel like you’re not visiting anymore: you’re living it. You know the surrounding, how to move around, directions. You get more comfortable and soon you notice things you couldn’t grasp before, when your nose was on a map or on a guide. And it [...]

April 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Couchsurfing in Colombia

Couchsurfing in Colombia

Couchsurfing in Colombia is huge! If you still don’t know couchsurfing.org, go check it right now. It’s a community of people for hospitality exchange: hosts and guests meet each other on the website, check their respective profiles, and if they like it, bingo, one has the accomodation for free with a local person, the other has [...]

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Salsa music in Panama

Salsa music in Panama

OK I´m already late updating the blog, but I´ve been 5 days in the sea sailing from Panama´to Cartagena (Colombia)… I´ll write later about this great experience, but now it´s time for the first post about the Salsa. The Salsa in Panama´city. In Panama´, Salsa music is everywhere. I mean that it´s enough to step [...]

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Panama Salsa Congress

Panama Salsa Congress

From a place like Panama City, where Salsa is everywhere, the expectation for the Salsa Congress – that by pure coincident was in the same weekend as I was there! – grew naturally high When I reached the location Fiesta Casino on Friday evening I was super-excited. But I had to ask 3 times “donde [...]

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-1 day: minimal packing list completed

-1 day: minimal packing list completed

OK it took more than I thought but I finished packing. The reason it took long is that I like to travel light. I got used to it while traveling for work and I wanted to have the same approach for this 3 months. The bad news is that 3 months are not 5 days. [...]

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Visiting Salento, in the Zona Cafetera of Colombia

Visiting Salento, in the Zona Cafetera of Colombia

After a weekend of parties, a visit in a nice village is a very nice cure: it gives at least the illusion of some relax and early nights… Salento is a little town in the Eje Cafetero, the area of Colombia producing the biggest (legal) export of the country: good coffee beans. There you’ll find [...]

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