The sacred woods of Bjelašnica

Manu | 19 November 2017 | no comments
The sacred woods of Bjelašnica

Just outside Sarajevo, it takes you an half hour drive to get completely lost in space and time, with ancient forests taking over the cement and city buildings and wrapping you in their mystical and ethereal atmosphere. In a cloudy and foggy morning of Mid-November as the one of today was, driving up the mountain […]

The mad mud football tournament of Iceland

Manu | 22 August 2017 | no comments
The mad mud football tournament of Iceland

Every year on the first week of August the Westfjords of Iceland become the set of the most crazy football tournament in the entire country: a football competition in the mud. Yes, you read it right! Dozens of Icelanders and non come up here to play football in the mud for an entire day. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

Summer 2016: Destination Greenland!

Manu | 25 May 2016 | no comments
Summer 2016: Destination Greenland!

My Summer 2016 will see the coming true of one of my oldest dreams: visiting Greenland! And lucky me, I won’t be there only for few hours or days, like most of the people do when flying from Iceland, but I will be spending an entire summer there, living and working in Kulusuk, a small […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Unbelievable places: The Ice Cave of Iceland

Manu | 10 March 2015 | 1 comment
Unbelievable places: The Ice Cave of Iceland

It has been one of the most amazing experience of a lifetime: Ice caving in Iceland, under a glacier, under the same glacier last autumn I flew on to admire the volcano eruption. Ice and fire coming from the same place. This is the Vatnajokull Glacier, the biggest in Europe, and this is actually Iceland, […]

My 1st winter in Iceland

Manu | 18 February 2015 | 1 comment
My 1st winter in Iceland

  Most of the tourists who visit Iceland love to come here in summer, when days are longer, almost neverending, and temperatures are a bit milder than the rest of the year. However, I personally love Iceland in winter, despite the cold. Before moving I came 3 times here in winter. I always found Iceland […]

Ode to my passport

Manu | 3 February 2015 | no comments
Ode to my passport

  Ode to my passport who passed away today when he was officially punched to death at the Italian consulate. It didn’t make it till the end of his life. Ten years for a passport and for a person like me are really too much. Ode to my passport who, for the past 8 years, […]

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 […]

Iceland best kept secret

Manu | 23 July 2014 | no comments
Iceland best kept secret

In the past few years Iceland has become of of the most touristic travel destinations in the world. It is almost impossible to go anywhere without find yourself surrounded by such a crowd of tourists that you almost wonder if what you are looking at is a waterfall or rather Monna Lisa. Would you like […]

Nauthólsvík, geothermal beach in Reykjavik

Manu | 8 June 2014 | no comments
Nauthólsvík, geothermal beach in Reykjavik

Would you believe this is Reykjavik? Just outside the city center, between Reykjavik and Kopavogur, there is this little beach, one of the few white sand beaches of all Iceland, that gets really crowdy on a sunny day at these latitudes. Its secret is the fact that it is a geothermal beach, meaning that even […]

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 […]

Ready to go again!

Manu | 2 March 2014 | 2 comments
Ready to go again!

What a period the one that is finishing tomorrow at 10.30, when my flight to the place I have chosen as my home for the next period of my life, will take off from Amsterdam. Many thing happened in Amsterdam, a town that I love, since I came back after Africa. Many good things, like […]