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 […]

Travel plans Autumn-Winter 2015/2016

Manu | 6 August 2015 | 2 comments
Travel plans Autumn-Winter 2015/2016

  Summer 2015 has been long and quiet on the shores of Lake Myvatn. I had enough time to rest, recharge my batteries and my wallet and get my travel plans set up for the Autumn. This summer will be ended soon and luckily my travel plans are now clear and ready. This winter is […]

A traveler’s mind

Manu | 2 August 2015 | 1 comment
A traveler’s mind

If you have ever met a traveller in your life, you know a traveler is a very weird animal. Travelers don’t see the world the way you use to do, they see the world like a huge adventure book where they create the story written in its page. Travelers think destiny is in their hand, […]

Get a 10% off on your next adventure with I Like Local!

Manu | 17 July 2015 | no comments
Get a 10% off on your next adventure with I Like Local!

        My 1st impressions is happy to announce the beginning of a new partnership with I like Local, a revolutionary concept company that focuses on offering unique, local activities organized by local people in developing countries. By booking these local activities you empower and stimulate locals directly. 100% of the money asked […]

Midnight Sun in Iceland

Manu | 21 June 2015 | no comments
Midnight Sun in Iceland

The longest day of the year is upon us. Tonight it is the Summer Solstice and there is almost 24 hour light here in Iceland. The Midnight Sun is currently shining in all his glory on the Northern Lands of the world. It is a pleasure to experience this in the North of Iceland. A […]

Road trip through Scotland: 10 must see places

Manu | 3 June 2015 | no comments
Road trip through Scotland: 10 must see places

A road trip through Scotland, either by car,by motorbike or even by bus or hitchhiking, is one of the most beautiful experience you can do in Europe in summer. Scotland is one of those countries able to fulfill your imagination with its Gothic corners, your love for nature with its breathtaking natural landscapes and your […]

Travel light and see the world!

Manu | 14 May 2015 | no comments
Travel light and see the world!

Some time ago while talking to Steve, a friend met in Reykjavik, about traveling and the best way to do that and much more, he told me about how he found himself into Minimalism, trying to possess only 100 things. Useless to say, I loved the idea. As many of you already know, my philosophy […]