nature & landscapes Tag

ITALY / 13.03.2012

Do you like mountains, winter sports, excellent food and good music?[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The Latemar Mountain Range, in the Dolomites. Photo courtesy photolupi on Flickr[/caption]In March, during Dolomiti Ski Jazz, the Fiemme Valley (Val di Fiemme) has them all. Now at its 15th edition, the music Festivalprovides a rich program of concerts in warm...

AFRICA, SOUTH AFRICA / 20.02.2012

After I left Johannesburg, I started my journey down to Cape Town by the BazBus with no specific itinerary yet. I just decided that my first stop would be in Northern Drakensberg, to see the spectacular Amphitheatre.[caption id="attachment_21964" align="alignnone" width="750"] Breathtaking View on the Drakensberg Mountain Range[/caption]The view on the high and steep semi-circular cliffs...

ITALY / 22.11.2011

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="center" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]Of all natural landscapes, mountains remain to me one of the most awe-inspiring scenarios. I am wild about their majesty, the way they make me feel very small and, at the same time, the intense emotions that arise in me when in front of their astounding beauty.Along with Courmayeur, the...

BRAZIL / 11.10.2011

I usually like to leave a good amount of improvisation in my travels, but when I eventually decided to visit Brazil I soon found out that an accurate planning was more than an option. It was a necessity.[caption id="attachment_5528" align="alignnone" width="597"] Sunset in Fernando de Noronha[/caption]Brazil is a huge and diversified country, and since I...

UNITED KINGDOM / 05.09.2011

During the last 2 years, I’ve been to London quite a few times but never adventured beyond a long walk along the Thames.[caption id="attachment_5289" align="aligncenter" width="597"] The Wild Cliffs at Beachy Head[/caption] Then, some time ago I got enticed by an article written by my friend Michael on an easy hike close to London, on the coastline...

BRAZIL / 12.08.2011

With its white sand dunes and the natural blue and green lagoons, the Parque Nacional dos Lençóis Maranhenses (in the State of Maranhao, Northeastern Brazil) was one of the places I was most anxious to visit during my wild journey in Brazil.[caption id="attachment_5112" align="aligncenter" width="597"] Parque Nacional dos Lençóis[/caption] [pullquote]The landscape at Lençois is just surreal and...

UNITED KINGDOM / 01.05.2011

The window is not overlooking Florence, as in the famous novel by Edward M. Forster and the acclaimed film directed by James Ivory. Still the Waterhead Boutique Hotel, with its magnificent view on the Windermere Lake, brought my memory back to that very special ambience so wonderfully described in 'A room with a view'.[caption id="attachment_4697"...

Uncategorized / 07.12.2010

[caption id="attachment_4207" align="aligncenter" width="599"] Whitetip Oceanic Shark[/caption]I guess that most of you have read or heard about the recent sharks attacks in Sharm-el-Sheik, the most famous beach resort in Egypt, in which 3 persons were seriously injured and one, unfortunately, died. The news struck me in many ways: because I am a passionate scuba diver...

CUBA / 31.07.2010

For a long time, I did not consider the Caribbean as a possible diving destination. I have experienced wild scuba dives during amazing live aboard  in the Red Sea – mostly Southern Egypt and Sudan – and the stunning colours and biodiversity in South-Eastern Asia and couldn't imagine the Caribbean Sea offering neither corals and...

SWITZERLAND / 25.07.2010

Are you fond of wild mountains, looking for peace and lots of outdoors activities to do? Then Saas-Fee, one of the most charming mountain resorts in Switzerland, is the place. Wonder why? I just spent a few days over there and believe there are at least 5 reasons to visit Saas-Fee.1. A village with no...