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ASIA / 26.10.2013

I owe it to Mirella, one of my best and longstanding friends, if I got to know journalist, travel writer and chronicler Tiziano Terzani. A few pages were enough to understand Mirella's enthusiasm towards Terzani's books as well as her admiration for him as a person, for Terzani is one of the most interesting voices...

ASIA / 13.10.2012

Whether to stop in Kuala Lumpur and possibly discover a bit of Malaysia as part of my wild journey through Southeast Asia was a big question-mark.The decision to spend a few days in KL - as Kuala Lumpur is called by locals - was eventually driven by the need to wait for my Visa to...

ASIA / 17.07.2012

[pullquote]Without a culinary journey, you haven’t experienced KL[/pullquote]Food, in every form, is ubiquitous in Kuala Lumpur. From crowded Chinese food joints serving lots of strange (at least to me) dishes I had never heard of to street food stalls selling delicious tropical fruits or all-you-can-fry (that’s a word I just happen to invent, but fried food...

ASIA / 07.07.2012

Nothing to me symbolises China more than red lanterns. I'm not sure if this is a cliché or if read lanterns epitomise the real essence of the country. The influence and cultural heritage of the world's most populous country is one of the aspects of Kuala Lumpur that I was not expecting. Indeed, since coming to...

ASIA, INDONESIA / 06.07.2012

Since I quit my job and started traveling much more extensively than before, I became increasingly attracted by wild journeys and spontaneous, unplanned travel. After all, I don’t need any more to fix holidays in advance and to stick to a specific timeframe. I’m eventually free and willing to get the most from my present...

ASIA, INDONESIA / 05.07.2012

Siladen, a small island of Sulawesi archipelago, a village of roughly 300 inhabitants and a couple of resorts. Life here is simple. Kids playing on the beach or jumping in the sea from the jetty, women busy with the daily household, men often repairing the traditional boats and going out for fishing. Something as simple as...

ASIA / 29.06.2012

As part of my journey through Southeast Asia, I was really excited at the idea of seeing the new Marina Bay Sands in Singapore and the view was as stunning as I expected. The three huge towers, with the deck shaped like a boat resting on the top, look like a contemporary and creative interpretation...