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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

My 1st impressions of Myvatn

Manu | 2 May 2015 | 3 comments
My 1st impressions of Myvatn

My first walk in Reykjalið, the place where I will be living for the next five months has been a very quiet one. As soon as you step out of the hotel you don´t hear anything at all, just the sound of a lonely car coming form far away, if it is coming. The landscape […]

Oslo-Bergen: a train ride through Dreamland!

Manu | 16 December 2014 | no comments
Oslo-Bergen: a train ride through Dreamland!

They say the train that goes from Oslo to Bergen, in Norway, is one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world, and they are right. The long train that picks you up at the Central station of Oslo and bring you across the forests and mountains of Norway, is a long and comfortable […]

Fish River Canyon, wonder of Namibia

Manu | 28 October 2014 | no comments
Fish River Canyon, wonder of Namibia

The Fish River Canyon was the last signpost of Africa and of our trip, a very metaphorical travel landmark where we all realized we were getting to the end and most of all the real Africa had been left behind. A place of extraordinary beauty, the second biggest canyon in the world gave all of […]

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 […]

Eistnaflug: Metal among the clouds

Manu | 19 July 2014 | no comments
Eistnaflug: Metal among the clouds

  Take an unknown, unpronounceable fjord of East Iceland, get a couple of friends, drive all the way there through pouring rain and find the most incredible, astonishing and amazing festival in the world: Eistnaflug. On the second weekend of July the whole Metal scene of Iceland moves to East, toward Neskaupstadir, one of the […]

Unbelievable places: Soussuvlei sand dunes, Namibia

Manu | 25 April 2014 | no comments
Unbelievable places: Soussuvlei sand dunes, Namibia

  Soussuvlei, its sand dunes, the highest in the world, its shapes and colours, its silence and beauty deserve a special places among the unbelievable places of Africa and of the planet. Namibia desert is neverending. For those arriving from North as we were at the time of those photos, for those coming from the […]

Golden Circle, Golden Iceland

Manu | 27 March 2014 | no comments
Golden Circle, Golden Iceland

There is no better way to be introduced to Iceland and its magic by taking a tour to the so-called Golden Circle, where the splendour of Gullfoss Waterfall, the Gold Waterfall whose name gives the name to the entire tour, the always stunning show of the Geysir and the neverending land of Thingvellier will not […]

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 […]

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 […]