Unbelievable places: Kolmanskop, a ghost town of the desert

Manu | 1 August 2013 | no comments
Unbelievable places: Kolmanskop, a ghost town of the desert

  In the middle of the Southern desert, the one belonging to Namibia and to the Southern Hemisphere, Kolmaskop is a true gem, a pearl of beauty and silence, like the Desert that surrounds and hug it. It appears on the side of an unknown road that runs for kilometres without crossing any village or […]

Etosha, into the wild

Manu | 6 July 2013 | no comments
Etosha, into the wild

“This is where humanity kicked off – it ‘s about time you came home” (Lonely planet Africa). Humanly speaking, that was indeed the feeling I had when I entered not only Namibia but Etosha National Park, too. The door to it actually opens up a new world, the world that belongs to Africa in the […]

Unbelievable places: Tundavala Abyss

Manu | 30 June 2013 | no comments
Unbelievable places: Tundavala Abyss

One of the most glorious and unexpected corner of paradise came out of the blue in the middle of our busy time crossing Angola. We were overnighting for a couple of days outside Lobango, in the garden of a beautiful guest house surrounded by the most friendly cats and dogs ever met on this trip. […]

Back to the Savannah in Angola

Manu | 26 June 2013 | no comments
Back to the Savannah in Angola

In Angola we have sadly left the rainforest landscape to come back to the infinite and much more spoiled view of the Savannah. The landscape has slowly started to change since we entered the country, the weather got dryer, and the nights chillier. We are running through Angola fast, as our visa is only for […]

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 […]

Kribi, last relaxing paradise

Manu | 25 May 2013 | no comments
Kribi, last relaxing paradise

  Kribi is one of those places that have nothing special but that you keep loving for the rest of your life.   The day we arrived in the village it was public holiday in Cameorun, and since the early afternoon all the people were in the street, chatting, drinking and most of all dancing […]

Nigeria, land of contraddictions #2

Manu | 17 May 2013 | no comments
Nigeria, land of contraddictions #2

After we left the Consolidated Brewery the real Nigeria finally started to appear. The Nigerian flag has green stripes, probably related to the main colour of the country, which is definitely green. That’s the first thing you notice when you start driving across its roads. The entire country is covered by a rich vegetation that […]

Elmina, lights and shadows of African history

Manu | 8 April 2013 | no comments
Elmina, lights and shadows of African history

It doesn’t seem possible that this tiny lovely fishermen village in the Southern coast of Ghana, in front of blue open ocean, with the most colourful harbour of the entire West Africa, has been the scenery of the darkest chapter of history of the entire Africa, of its people, of our history as well and […]

A week in the mighty jungle: football and people (Part #2)

Manu | 27 March 2013 | no comments
A week in the mighty jungle: football and people (Part #2)

It has been in the jungle that I have finally watched a football game with the locals…and, apart for the fact that my team lost, it was an experience itself. Football in Africa is like daily food. The most common t-shirts guys wear in the street are football shirts, of all times and of all […]

A week in the mighty jungle (Part #1)

Manu | 25 March 2013 | no comments
A week in the mighty jungle (Part #1)

  Leaving the heat of Conakry and slowly approaching the jungle has been refreshing. I rejoined the truck in Coyah after a week in the Guinean capital and found out that Jen, the Candian girl, was gone and Britney the American one was still there but had messed up and confused a lot of people […]

Conakry, crazy capital of Guinea

Manu | 20 March 2013 | no comments
Conakry, crazy capital of Guinea

Conakry, the capital of Guinea, is so far the most African of all the places seen till now. In order to get to know a bit how everything works you need at least a week, as at the beginning you will be wrapped by its mess and confusion and finding a reason or a rule […]

A ride with the Africans

Manu | 11 March 2013 | no comments
A ride with the Africans

  Getting to Conakry has felt like getting a deep dive in the African vibes. While Senegal had been shocking bus also welcoming, with its sandy and blue shores, the African vibes with an European twist of places like Dakar, Conakry has been a full and deep immersion in Africa and its daily life. And […]

If now you ask me about Morocco…

Manu | 13 February 2013 | 1 comment
If now you ask me about Morocco…

    Warm breeze, people in the streets, talking loud, smiling, greeting, people thinking I am Moroccan, tajine, couscous, no pork, no beer, hashish, ice cream, Chefchaouen, the Rif Mountains, many people called Mohammed, old Medinas and new towns, football, Africa cup, Fes, labyrinth streets, tea with tons of sugar, tea served in small glasses, […]

Fes, the charm of ancient Morocco

Manu | 30 January 2013 | 4 comments
Fes, the charm of ancient Morocco

  Arriving to Fes the day after the celebration of Mohammed’ birthday, basically the Arabic Christmas, and entering the labyrinth of its old Medina, getting lost among its narrow streets, absorbing unknown scents, getting under the attentions of the people standing there, admiring the Arabic art of some of its most beautiful buildings and hearing […]

Entering Africa from Chefchaouen coloured doors

Manu | 24 January 2013 | 1 comment
Entering Africa from Chefchaouen coloured doors

My first step in Africa and in Morocco has been just glorious. Chefchaouen, the blue town, lost and hidden in the middle of beautiful mountain rages, has given us the best welcome ever to this country that I already love it a bit.   I felt almost like an invisible ghost last night when we […]

Møns Klint and the lucky stars!

Manu | 2 October 2012 | 1 comment
Møns Klint and the lucky stars!

“Basta with these cities…they look all the same!!! ”  these were my famous words on the train leaving Copenhagen and heading to the little island of Møns Klint with my friend back in the summer 2005. We had spent few days in the Danish capital, and it was still amazing but we were tired to […]

A little bit of Metal…

Manu | 24 September 2012 | 1 comment
A little bit of Metal…

  Baroeg Open Air festival has been one of the coolest metal events I have ever been since long time. Great weather, great people, liters and liters of beer and two stages where new Metal Bands and Old Ones performed all day, from 1pm to midnight. The entrance to the festival was free. This made […]

Terschelling, a Dutch surprise

Manu | 18 July 2012 | no comments
Terschelling, a Dutch surprise

Terschelling, Holland, September 1st, 2009 I just arrived and I already feel like finishing my 1st Travel Diary with the memories of Terschelling, this tiny unknown island that hides unique sceneries and that is already part of me.