My 2016 in people!

Manu | 27 December 2016 | no comments
My 2016 in people!

2016: what a year!!!!! From the latin vibes of Mexico and Cuba to the African style beautiful chaos of Jamaica, from the Arctic sceneries of Greenland and Iceland to the Balkans, from the magic of Sarajevo to the good vibes of Belgrade, the kindness of Kosovo and Macedonia, and the return to Rome to finally […]

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 […]