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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]