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Nature & Outdoors / 14.10.2009

I'm mostly diving in tropical seas, like the amazing Bunaken Marine Park in Indonesia, or in the beautiful spots across the Red Sea in Egypt, where the water is warm and corals are so colourful. [caption id="attachment_5281" align="aligncenter" width="597"] Barracuda rhapsody. Photo by bett@ on Flickr[/caption]   But my usual dive buddy recently proposed to me to spend...

Cities, Culture and Art / 04.10.2009

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="561" caption="Florence, The Dome"][/caption] I took the cue for this post from an article featured today on the Telegraph, announcing that former McDonald's director has been appointed to commercialize Italy's cultural heritage. In a time when Italian Government, in an attempt to restore National budget is cutting lots of funds related to culture, education...

Nature & Outdoors / 11.09.2009

- There are things that words cannot describe. That's why I have looked for a good video that could show at least part of Bunaken National Marine Park wonders. The incredible biodiversity, beautiful corals, rare fishes, graceful turtles. There's so much to discover in this underworld environment. [caption id="attachment_17542" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Blue Nudibranch, Photo by Paolo Lora[/caption] Bunaken...

Nature & Outdoors / 07.09.2009

A few days ago I had my first encounter with the mandarin fish in Bunaken Marine Park. I had seen them many times in pictures, admiring their incredible brilliant colors, but knew very little about them. And nothing about their courting and mating. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Mandarin Fish Mating[/caption] We moved by boat late in the...

Nature & Outdoors / 14.08.2009

[caption id="attachment_5107" align="aligncenter" width="597"] Paragliding in Rougemont[/caption] Looking at them dancing and swinging in the air makes quite impossible not to think "I'd like to try it too, at least once". And that's how I decided to experience my first paragliding flight over the mountains. A tandem flight with an instructor is indeed expensive, but the emotions...