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 […]

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 […]

Dreams, plans and travel plans for 2015

Manu | 1 May 2015 | no comments
Dreams, plans and travel plans for 2015

Lately time has started to go very fast here in Reykjavik, and with (Icelandic) summer approaching quickly it is now time to finally start actioning my travel plans.   Today I left Reykjavik and moved North. Yes, you heard it well. Further North. I moved on the shores of Lake Myvatn, in one of the […]

Road trip across Iceland: Day 1, Reykjavik-Hofn

Manu | 15 April 2015 | no comments
Road trip across Iceland: Day 1, Reykjavik-Hofn

Definitely one of the richest itinerary to drive through in Iceland, the road from Reykjavik to Hofn can only astonish you if, combined with with the Golden Circle, is driven all in one day. So much to see, too much maybe to be handled in 12 hours drive, while dealing with a cold and windy […]

April 13th – 20th With TravelTelly across Iceland

Manu | 7 April 2015 | no comments
April 13th – 20th  With TravelTelly across Iceland

On April 13th I will join the crew of TravelTelly for an exciting road trip across the ring road of Iceland. One week on the road, filming, photographing and documenting some of the most beautiful scenarios of this amazing island.   We will meet in Reykjavik where Johannes will have the pleasure to taste winter […]

My Icelandic Solar Eclipse

Manu | 20 March 2015 | no comments
My Icelandic Solar Eclipse

It was a perfect day in Reykjavik for the Solar Eclipse. The sun rised shining on the town and it welcomed everybody to see its most unique show. This is the photoset of my Solar Eclipse, from Perlan, overlooking the town. Stunning view, great company and the kindness of a gentlemen who allowed me and […]

A summer in Iceland: 9 sites for photography lovers!

Manu | 19 November 2014 | no comments
A summer in Iceland: 9  sites for photography lovers!

Skogarfoss shining in a double rainbow: for a photographer, a nature lover or for any one who is sensible to beauty, this is one oft he most awesome sights you can see in your life. with its perfect beauty and colours, Mother Nature makes an effort to let you leave a piece of your heart […]

Best tour to do in Reykjavik

Manu | 10 October 2014 | 2 comments
Best tour to do in Reykjavik

If you are in Reykjavik and don’t know what to do, the weather is bad and you have already done all the possible activities and seen all the possible sights in town, there is still a tour that is worth doing and that probably none of you has considered: the brewery tour Taste the Saga. […]

Flying over the volcano: photography bliss!

Manu | 21 September 2014 | 2 comments
Flying over the volcano: photography bliss!

It is one in a lifetime opportunity and you know how much I love these kinds of chance. When there is a once in a lifetime thing to do I love to be on the main line, ready to get the opportunity. So it happens that if you are in Iceland and you get an […]

Pro and cons of living in Iceland

Manu | 2 September 2014 | 11 comments
Pro and cons of living in Iceland

It is now six month I have been living in Iceland. Not a lot for many people, but a long time for someone like me, considering in the past two years this is the longest time I have spent in the same place. So far, Iceland has been gentle to me. It has embraced me […]

Photo of the day: Talking benches in Reykjavik

Manu | 14 August 2014 | no comments
Photo of the day: Talking benches in Reykjavik

Many of you may not know but the benches around the Pond, the lake downtown Reykjavik, tell stories. There are 16 benches around the lake. You can sit and while contemplating the Icelandic beauty or simply your facebook page, you can scan the code that appears on it and listen and read poetry or stories […]

Nauthólsvík, geothermal beach in Reykjavik

Manu | 8 June 2014 | no comments
Nauthólsvík, geothermal beach in Reykjavik

Would you believe this is Reykjavik? Just outside the city center, between Reykjavik and Kopavogur, there is this little beach, one of the few white sand beaches of all Iceland, that gets really crowdy on a sunny day at these latitudes. Its secret is the fact that it is a geothermal beach, meaning that even […]

Two weeks in Reykjavik: my 1st impressions

Manu | 18 March 2014 | no comments
Two weeks in Reykjavik: my 1st impressions

Time flies and it is already two weeks since I moved to Reykjavik. Lots of things already happened, lots of weather changing, snow and cold, nights out, laughs and smiles, lots of people met but still no sign of Northern Lights yet. Reykjavik is a cool place to live in. After only two weeks in […]

Ready to go again!

Manu | 2 March 2014 | 2 comments
Ready to go again!

What a period the one that is finishing tomorrow at 10.30, when my flight to the place I have chosen as my home for the next period of my life, will take off from Amsterdam. Many thing happened in Amsterdam, a town that I love, since I came back after Africa. Many good things, like […]

Northern Lights: the true story

Manu | 14 November 2013 | 4 comments
Northern Lights: the true story

This is the most funny of all my travel stories. The truth is: I have been in Iceland 3 times, always in the middle of the freeking Icelandic winter and I have never managed to see the Northern Lights! Never. Not even a glimpse, a green spot, a stain in the sky that could have […]

Day 2: from Vik to Hofn across the glaciers

Manu | 8 January 2013 | 5 comments
Day 2: from Vik to Hofn across the glaciers

Simply glorious! If I would have to use a word to use to describe such a great day, it would be this one. The sun started to shine early this morning, and even before it was right in the sky, we were all already on board of the truck, hitting the Southern road of Iceland. […]

Finally the day of the departure arrived!

Manu | 4 January 2013 | no comments
Finally the day of the departure arrived!

So here we are! Few hours away from my dream that becomes reality! It’s hard to describe how I really feel tonight. I am excited. I know it because I have that recognisable chills under my feet ad in my stomach that doesn’t allow me to sleep and to rest my mind, that’s the sign […]

My 2012, what a year!

Manu | 31 December 2012 | 1 comment
My 2012, what a year!

  So, the longest year of my life is finally ending! This 2012 has been a great one , not only for the kilometers wandered, but also for the wonder and excitement that has been part of my daily life for 365 days. It was the 2nd of January when I found the ad by […]

The Blue Lagoon, at night!

Manu | 11 November 2012 | 7 comments
The Blue Lagoon, at night!

The Blue Lagoon in Reykjavik is one of those surprising places and experiences that managed to make me forget about everything and enjoy a great moment of pure pleasure while traveling. I even didn’t want to go there, at the very beginning. I had been already in a Blue Lagoon, one year earlier, in Mivatn, […]

You can call me Manu

Manu | 26 August 2012 | 15 comments
You can call me Manu

Here it is some curios facts you may find interesting, funny or if you know me in person just typical me!   – I am left handed  – I speak Norwegian – I actually have a Degree in Scandinavian Languages and Literatures (Norwegian and Danish) in Rome – I am a cat person who is […]