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Travel Postcards / 25.02.2013

The only cabeza clava left is one of  the wonders of Chavìn de Huantar, one of the most interesting archaeological sites in Peru and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. [pullquote]Of the original 56, only one cabeza clava survived, and it gives an idea of the beautiful sculptures once decorating the Chavin temple[/pullquote] Representing supernatural beings, with human features  mixed...

Travel Postcards / 14.02.2013

With its old colorful colonial houses, Ciudad Bolivar is a good option for a day trip from Puerto Ordaz (often also called Ciudad Guayana) which, apart from the Llovinza falls, is not particularly attractive. After a stroll along the streets of the old town, bordered by pastel-colored colonial houses, I headed towards the Orinoco river and...

Travel Postcards / 19.11.2012

Every time I look at the photos or I dig into my memories, I realize how much the wild landscape of Peru has remained impressed in my heart. Maybe it's because of the diversity I was not expecting: mountains, sand dunes, rugged coastline, jungle, plains, gorges. And no matter the scenery, Peru wild landscape was always...

Travel Postcards / 11.06.2012

I often long the mighty Andes, the stunning views, the white glaciers, the blue lagoons with their crystal-clear water. The mountains in Peru are so different from the Alps. It's not only a matter of higher altitude, it's a matter of shapes and colors. I was surprised by the vegetation, tropical plants (at least, I...

Travel Postcards / 05.05.2012

I arrived in São Luís from the wild Parque do Lençois (a surreal landscape, and one of my favorite places in Brazil), where I left a piece of my heart, not sure what to expect from this city.  It turned out to be lively, filled with music at every corner, people dancing in the squares at night....

Travel Postcards / 27.04.2012

The old historic centre of Salvador de Bahia, called 'Pelourinho', welcomes the visitors with its bright pastel colored colonial houses. Salvador de Bahia past is however much darker, as it was the first slave market to be established on the new continent. The name 'Pelourinho' itself is a remembrance of these times: it means 'pillar' and indicates the...