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My 2014 in 11 numbers

My 2014 in 11 numbers

I tried to summarize this year in 14 pictures, but I could not select so few of them. For as much as I watched and re-watched them, I ended up with 68 pictures and taking any of them away would have left me with a bad feeling. So I decided to summarize the 2014 with […]

January 10, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Feeling Baganized in Bagan, Myanmar

Feeling Baganized in Bagan, Myanmar

More than 2.000 Buddhist temples are still in the valley of Bagan, out of the original 10.000 built between 11th and 13th centuries when the Kingdom of Pagan was at its peak. We spent two days exploring the area with bicycles, including an half-day trip to Mount Popa. Mount Popa Mount Popa is a mountain with […]

December 26, 2014 | By | 6 Replies More
Donating blood and fainting in Phnom Penh

Donating blood and fainting in Phnom Penh

What are the effects of our travels on the local populations? Is tourism bringing them business and the opportunity to improve their lives, or rather just another form of exploitation that takes dignity away? Let’s cut the chase: it was recommended by Lonely Planet. Page 75 of the Cambodia guide, there’s a callout inviting travelers to […]

November 30, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More
Top reasons to visit Pristina and Kosovo

Top reasons to visit Pristina and Kosovo

This year I had the good luck to visit Pristina twice, first in June for a week and then in October for just a couple of days. In order to boost tourism over there I decided to write some reasons why you should visit Pristina and Kosovo too!   The good vibe Kosovo is the youngest country […]

October 8, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
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 […]

August 10, 2014 | By | 7 Replies More
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 […]

July 4, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More
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 […]

June 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
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 […]

May 5, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
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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