travel musings Tag

Uncategorized / 22.08.2016

Dumb-ass tourists are nothing new, but I have a feeling that their number is painfully increasing.  When I was a teenager, traveling was mostly a privilege of the so-called developed, First World countries. Going abroad was expensive, flying overseas a luxury thing, budget options were very limited, and road-trips in nearby areas or countries used to...

Uncategorized / 25.11.2015

We are living in troubled times and acts of terrorism across the world sadly make the news more and more frequently. Every new attack increases people’s fear, perhaps also because for most of us born in first world countries after 1945, war is part of our past and somehow abstract. Sure, since the end of World...

ARGENTINA / 19.02.2015

"We need your help to keep Los Glaciares National Park pristine", says the ranger.  "If we all work together, we'll be able to preserve Los Glaciares as it is for the future generations".Most morning and early afternoon buses arriving from El Calafate stop at the Visitors Centre before reaching El Chaltèn. Passengers are split in...

ARGENTINA / 08.02.2015

It was the perfect day for a hike in the Tierra del Fuego National Park. Sunny and bright, a blue sky dotted with a few clouds making it more dramatic, and the ideal temperature for a walk. I treated myself with a generous breakfast, prepared a couple of sandwiches and water for a picnic stop in a...

Uncategorized / 10.09.2013

Protests in Egypt, violence and criminality in Venezuela, nuclear contamination in Japan, sexual assaults in India and Brazil, conflicts in many Muslim countries, war in Syria, Iraq and so on.[caption id="attachment_15856" align="alignnone" width="600"] Jornada del Paro Nacional del 26 de Junio, convocado por estudiantes, mineros y portuarios - 26 de Junio del 2013. Santiago, Chile....

Uncategorized / 26.02.2013

Traveling is interesting, exciting, eye-opening, entertaining, enriching  and lots more. To me, however, travel is also an experience that enables me to uncover and realize important things about myself. Yes, I'm getting older, and I started realizing that the time ahead of me is shorter than the one behind me. How could this possibly not alter...

Uncategorized / 31.01.2013

I don't like hiking in groups. I like hiking alone or, at most, with a good friend.I walk slowly, and the thought of people waiting for me makes me feel uncomfortable. Still, the main reason I like solo hiking is because to me it's a wonderful intimate experience, a way to rediscover harmony and peace...

EUROPE / 07.11.2012

I started traveling when I was a teenager, many years ago. Back at that time, traveling as a European student meant exploring Europe. The world of travel was so different from what it has become in the last 20 years.Back in the '80s, for an Italian student traveling through Europe was the only option I loved...

INDONESIA / 31.07.2012

My Southeast Asia journey is coming to an end and while I’m enjoying the last days relaxing in Pulau Perhentian, a cool island in North-Eastern Malaysia, I started thinking over the experiences of the last few weeks.[caption id="attachment_10192" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Life is cool at Perhentian Island[/caption]There have been highs and there have been lows. Moments...