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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Travel and become a storyteller!

Manu | 19 January 2015 | no comments
Travel and become a storyteller!

 6 Funny travel stories and how I became a story teller One of the greatest things of traveling is surely the memories you bring back home for the rest of your life. They say traveling transforms you in a story teller and as soon as you start traveling you can experience how true it is. My […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Africa: your questions, my answers

Manu | 27 August 2013 | 1 comment
Africa: your questions, my answers

Here it’s some of the most common questions I had to answer once back home   How was it? How is Africa? Africa is a wonderful land and the trip was amazing. It is still too early to talk about it and tell you everything, I feel I have to absorb the thousands emotions felt […]

Eating with an Italian princess

Manu | 19 August 2013 | no comments
Eating with an Italian princess

The atmosphere is charming and it enlights the warm Mediterranean nights of Southern Italy. It is like diving into the past, on Medieval night of ages ago when Antonello, sir of Salerno, sir of these valleys, introduced his beautiful bride, Costanza, to its people. People from all over the Southern reign came to his castle […]

The last day on the truck

Manu | 12 July 2013 | no comments
The last day on the truck

  It’s finishing and it’s surreal. The bags are packed, the truck is empty, life is ready to start again and an amazing chapter of all our lives is coming to an end. The last 24 hours on the truck have been absolutely crazy. Yesterday we spent the entire day packing up our stuff. Each […]

And finally on the bad roads of DRC

Manu | 23 June 2013 | no comments
And finally on the bad roads of DRC

  We had been talking about them since the beginning of the trip, fearing them, waiting for them, imagining them but I think none of us really thought they could really be as bad as the reality showed us: DRC bad roads. We left Congo to enter DRC on the top of the most beautiful […]

Brazzaville, capital of Congo River

Manu | 15 June 2013 | no comments
Brazzaville, capital of Congo River

  Not so European like Libreville, neither so modern or cosmopolitan, Brazzaville is a real African capital, with a mix of old and new, trying to get closer to the new world but holding up a lot of features that remind you where you are: in the capital of Congo. I couldn’t feel more in […]

Gabon, close to the sun

Manu | 10 June 2013 | no comments
Gabon, close to the sun

It was in Gabon where we passed the Equator, going literally on the other side of the world. Just like the Tropic of Cancer, the Equator sign is in the middle of nowhere, somewhere in the rainforest, were the only company you can get is the one of the trees and of the men who […]

Cameroun, African beauty in a nutshell

Manu | 20 May 2013 | no comments
Cameroun, African beauty in a nutshell

From the moment we passed the border, Cameroun has been an explosion of colours and shapes. At the border, where we slept the night we arrived, I had one of the most enjoyable nights of the entire trip, surrounded by local kids who were almost fighting to come to sit on my knees. Like everywhere […]

Nigeria, land of contraddictions #1

Manu | 15 May 2013 | 2 comments
Nigeria, land of contraddictions #1

At the border with Benin, where the borders are not properly identified and the two countries mix together in languages, people and cultures, it’s difficult to say if Nigeria is as scary as we have heard in the last few weeks, when everybody we met on our way suggested us to be careful as it […]

Ezile Bay, Ghana’s step to paradise

Manu | 3 April 2013 | no comments
Ezile Bay, Ghana’s step to paradise

After so many days in the jungle, without having a proper shower, sometimes without showering at all, and often without a lot of food, especially when we were in Guinea, it has been not only a relief but pure happiness to get to Ghana and rest on the peaceful and breathtaking shores of Ezile Bay. […]