Hesteyri, Iceland’s forgotten village

Manu | 30 September 2017 | no comments
Hesteyri, Iceland’s forgotten village

In a far far away fjord of the Westfjords regions of Iceland, forgotten by the rest of the world, reachable only by boat in summer, it lays the tiny village of Hesteyri, made of few largely sparse abandoned houses that comes back to life for a couple of summer months between July and August when […]

The mad mud football tournament of Iceland

Manu | 22 August 2017 | no comments
The mad mud football tournament of Iceland

Every year on the first week of August the Westfjords of Iceland become the set of the most crazy football tournament in the entire country: a football competition in the mud. Yes, you read it right! Dozens of Icelanders and non come up here to play football in the mud for an entire day. The […]

Dynjandi waterfall: pearl of the WestFjords

Manu | 4 July 2017 | no comments
Dynjandi waterfall: pearl of the WestFjords

In Isafjordur it is considered the most beautiful waterfall of Iceland and it seems a bit exaggerated when you hear it for the first time, but you understand they may be right as soon as you find yourself standing at the feet of the the majestic Dynjndi waterfall. Hidden in the middle of some of […]

Sarajevo’s scars and roses

Manu | 6 December 2016 | no comments
Sarajevo’s scars and roses

Despite being one of the most unknown and undiscovered capitals of Europe, Sarajevo is definitely one of the most charismatic and fascinating. This is not a capital like any other in in the world; there is a high energy level here that makes you get attached to this place after the first stroll in town.This […]

Hvala, Sarajevo (Thank you, Sarajevo)!

Manu | 14 November 2016 | 2 comments
Hvala, Sarajevo (Thank you, Sarajevo)!

It is difficult to say goodbye to Sarajevo. Sarajevo has a great energy level that makes you get attached to it after the first stroll in town. You immediately know there is something special in town. This is not a capital like any other in Europe and probably in the world; this is a capital […]

Sarajevo and the 20th century’s history

Manu | 1 November 2016 | no comments
Sarajevo and the 20th century’s history

Sarajevo has definitely been one of the main cities that has made the history of the 20th century. It literally opened the history of the century, with the assassination of the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and his wife Sophie, on a public visit to Sarajevo by a chance shot given to […]

Mostar and the bridge upon two worlds

Manu | 31 October 2016 | 2 comments
Mostar and the bridge upon two worlds

The road that goes from Sarajevo to Mostar is probably one of the most beautiful of the entire Balkan region. As soon as you go out of the capital, you enter in a region of stunning mountains and beautiful river sceneries that, in the colours of Autumn, shine of splendour at every turned bend. It […]

Partying with Jamaicans is not for sissies!

Manu | 8 October 2016 | 2 comments
Partying with Jamaicans is not for sissies!

If it happens to you to find yourself in Africa or in Jamaica on Easter, well..get ready to some really crazy time. I had already experienced Easter in Africa, at the time I was in Ghana in 2013, when the most crazy party ever just happened right in the place where I was. People, possibly […]

Flying over Iceland

Manu | 23 September 2016 | no comments
Flying over Iceland

  I am often asked why I do love Iceland so much and what keeps me coming back here over and over again since six years, now. Well, my way to reply is by showing you some stunning pictures of Iceland from above . I thin it is enough to understand the unicity of this […]

Knud Rasmussen Glacier, King of the Arctic Ocean!

Manu | 31 August 2016 | no comments
Knud Rasmussen Glacier, King of the Arctic Ocean!

  It is one of the most majestic sights you can see in Greenland, or maybe in the world. Finding yourself in front of a Glacier is always a very unique experience, often difficult to describe in words, because it has to do with that feeling of being small compared to the splendour of Mother […]

Greenland and the essence of life

Manu | 18 August 2016 | no comments
Greenland and the essence of life

  There is a painting in the hotel where I work, here in Kulusuk, East Greenland, representing an Inuit sited outside his or her tent contemplating a sun setting on a bay full of icebergs. The first time I watched that painting I barely noticed it. On the very first day we met, Naja, my […]

A day at school in Greenland

Manu | 17 August 2016 | 2 comments
A day at school in Greenland

  It was the first day of school in Kulusuk yesterday. I had the pleasure to visit the local school and attend the ceremony to welcome the new kids starting their school career. This year only one new kid is starting the school. He arrived, dressed in the national dress, together with his grandmother and […]

Vivere in Groenlandia, essenza di essere

Manu | 8 August 2016 | 6 comments
Vivere in Groenlandia, essenza di essere

C’è un quadro nell’hotel dove lavoro, qua a Kulusuk, in Groenlandia, che rappresenta un’Inuit seduta davanti alla sua tenda contemplando un sole che tramonta sul mare e sugli icebergs della sua terra. La prima volta che avevo visto questo quadro non gli avevo dato molto importanza, né tantomeno attenzione. Naja, la mia amica Groenlandese, il […]

Whale hunting in Greenland

Manu | 23 July 2016 | no comments
Whale hunting in Greenland

What a day here in ‪Kulusuk‬!  Today around 8pm a voice got spread that a pilot whale and a dolphin got caught and killed, somewhere 4 hour away by boat in the open sea by some local fishermen and hunters. Together with my Greenlandic friends Naja and Suuluaraq we went to the harbour and found […]

A boat ride with the the Inuits: Arctic adventure!

Manu | 7 June 2016 | 2 comments
A boat ride with the the Inuits: Arctic adventure!

Greenland, the biggest island in the world, has a population of barely 57000 people, widely sparse on its massive empty frozen surface. There are no roads connecting the tiny villages where Greenlandic people live. The only way to move around is by plane, helicopter, boat, or, in winter and for shorter distances, by dog sledging […]

Greenland, at the edge of the Wild!

Manu | 2 June 2016 | 4 comments
Greenland, at the edge of the Wild!

I think I just reached the most beautiful places on Planet Earth. Greenland leaves you speechless already when you see it appearing at the horizon, from the plane. It seems to be reaching a lost island, a paradise lost in time and space, still untouched, pure and wild. When you land and you put your […]

Summer 2016: Destination Greenland!

Manu | 25 May 2016 | no comments
Summer 2016: Destination Greenland!

My Summer 2016 will see the coming true of one of my oldest dreams: visiting Greenland! And lucky me, I won’t be there only for few hours or days, like most of the people do when flying from Iceland, but I will be spending an entire summer there, living and working in Kulusuk, a small […]

I love you, Playa Del Carmen!

Manu | 24 April 2016 | no comments
I love you, Playa Del Carmen!

There is something about Playa del Carmen that captures you forever. The story is known by now. I arrived in Playa del Carmen in December to stay for a day before heading to Central America and there you go, I got stacked there for 5 months. There is one question people have kept asking me […]

Ocho Rios, luscious Jamaica

Manu | 8 April 2016 | 2 comments
Ocho Rios, luscious Jamaica

As always, it is when you step out of the capital, that a country reveals itself. Same with Jamaica. We were 42 on the mini van from Kingston to Ocho Rios. That minivan by law should carry 12 people. But law here is something that adapts to yourself and to your needs. The travel to […]

Jamaica, where to start?

Manu | 3 April 2016 | 2 comments
Jamaica, where to start?

  What do I know about Jamaica? Before this trip, I knew Bob Marley, reggae and rasta concepts, weed plantations and not much more. Jamaica was one of those mythical lands that belongs to our imagination, full of stereotyped images that makes us love a place more for what it represents than for how it […]