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 […]

How to travel cheap in Cuba

Manu | 16 March 2016 | no comments
How to travel cheap in Cuba

Traveling cheap and Cuba seem two concepts that cannot be put together in the same sentence, as since Cuba has started to adopt the double currency, the CUC for the tourists ad the CUP for the Cubans (1 CUC is 25 CUP and it is more or less 1 USD), traveling around the country has […]

The Valley of Viñales, Cuba at its best!

Manu | 9 March 2016 | 2 comments
The Valley of Viñales, Cuba at its best!

Stepping outside of L’Habana, Cuba eclectic and hectic capital, means stepping into another Cuba, rural and ancient where it seems the time stopped and the world has been left there as it was at the time of the revolution, at the time of the colonization, or at the beginning of time. It is here you […]

Welcome to La Havana, Cuba!

Manu | 3 March 2016 | 2 comments
Welcome to La Havana, Cuba!

You need many hours to understand L’Habana and get used to it. The city is not chaotic, ma it has its own rules that look like non sense to the traveler who doesn’t know anything about it. First of all f them, the weird money issue, the CUC, also called Convertible pesos, that has the […]

5 reasons why I go to …Cuba

Manu | 16 February 2016 | no comments
5 reasons why I go to …Cuba

  BAM!!! let’s make it official! In two days I am going to …Cuba!!! I have millions of reasons to go there, and not for what you hear since last year about the fact that if you don’t go now it will be changed forever in a couple of years. You don’t change a world […]

Tulum, Maya ruins on the cliffs of heaven

Manu | 13 February 2016 | no comments
Tulum, Maya ruins on the cliffs of heaven

Probably the best and most beautiful spot of the famous Riviera Maya of Mexico, Tulum is definitely a must when visiting the area. And not only for its white sandy and palm tree beaches that will make you forget the tourist mayhem of Playa del Carmen an lead you to a still unspoiled and untouched […]

Playa del Carmen best kept secret

Manu | 4 February 2016 | 2 comments
Playa del Carmen best kept secret

Just outside Playa Del Carmen, one of the most touristic places of the Riviera Maya, there is an oasis of peace, good energy, great people and magic vibes. It is a untouched world far away from the chaos of the tourist mass you have downtown. No tourists come here. No groups. Nobody posing and nobody […]

Cenotes of Yucatan: live from the underworld

Manu | 13 January 2016 | no comments
Cenotes of Yucatan: live from the underworld

There is something magic when entering a real cenote, in a cave, in Yucatan. The impression you have is that it is pretty much how entering a parallel universe, an underworld that allows you to live the hot, humid and noisy world to step into the underground, into a cave opened on the top where […]

My 2015 in people

Manu | 27 December 2015 | no comments
My 2015 in people

  We are few days away from the end of the 2015 and looking back at my year in pictures I just realized how amazing it has been for me! I strongly believe that if something makes you smile than it is good for you, and today, when saving my mobile photos I noticed how […]

Mexican traditions: Posada

Manu | 19 December 2015 | no comments
Mexican traditions: Posada

  Posada is one of the traditional Mexican Christmas celebrations. Few nights ago we celebrated it here at the hostel Wonderous World where I am currently volunteering, thanks to the great job made by Dulce and her organization called Laz Desobedientes, an artistic feminist organization her ein Playa del Carmen. The word Posada literally means […]

Istanbul Spice Bazaar: scents for the soul

Manu | 14 December 2015 | 1 comment
Istanbul Spice Bazaar: scents for the soul

  Much smaller, quieter and nicer than the chaotic Grand Bazaar and its 4000 shops, there is one place that has to be on your must visit list in Istanbul, and that is the Spice Bazaar. As soon as you enter in it, you are thrown into a mesmerizing labyrinth of scents that wake up all […]

Mexico City, where to start?

Manu | 9 December 2015 | no comments
Mexico City, where to start?

Arriving in a megalopolis like Mexico City, the biggest city in the world, can be a real cultural and emotional shock. The 1st impression you may have is a feeling of lost. The city wraps you immediately in its craziness, in the noise of its exaggerated traffic, in its pollution, in its over inhabited streets, […]

Eat local: Mexican food

Manu | 7 December 2015 | no comments
Eat local: Mexican food

This is the beginning of a new blog section dedicated to local food tasted around. Let’s see what I have discovered to far in Mexico.     Alambre Alambre is a popular Mexican dish consisting of grilled beef topped with chopped bacon, bell peppers, onions, cheese, salsa and avocado. It is usually served with freshly […]

Teotihuacan, a step closer to the Sun

Manu | 1 December 2015 | no comments
Teotihuacan, a step closer to the Sun

Stepping up all its 248 steps to get to the top of the Pyramid of the Sun, the highest temple of Teotihuachan site, resembles Icaro’s long way towards the sky trying to touch the Sun. The Pyramid of the Sun, the third highest pyramid in the world after Cheope, in Egypt and Cholula, also in […]

My last day in Iceland…for now…

Manu | 6 November 2015 | no comments
My last day in Iceland…for now…

Myvatn, October 4th, 2015. So it’s ending, for now. My last day in Iceland for this year and for this winter is coming to an end, few hours more and I will be on a plane to go back there where I came from, to that Amsterdam I left 18 months ago in order to […]

Hitch-hiking in Iceland

Manu | 7 September 2015 | no comments
Hitch-hiking in Iceland

  Considering the high prices of hotels, tours, buses and car rentals in Iceland in general and more specifically from May until September when the high tourist season kicks off, it is not a big surprise that many more budget traveler decide to take some risks and travel around hitch-hiking. The oldest fashioned adventuring way […]