Isafjordur, my Icelandic love

Manu | 19 January 2014 | no comments
Isafjordur, my Icelandic love

It was the end of November when I landed to Isafjordur, on the North Western fjords of Iceland. Useless to say it was cold, very cold. In Reykjavik my flight had been cancelled for two days in a row, due to the stormy weather conditions in he North. I had almost lost my hopes to […]

Bratislava in black and white

Manu | 10 November 2013 | 1 comment
Bratislava in black and white

Bratislava is one of those nice Autumn surprises you don’t expect to get after a 18 hour night bus trip from Amsterdam. It welcomed me in a shiny, sunny and warm day of middle October, and donated me am incredible warm week of joy, discovery, surprises and catching up with an old friend I didn’t […]

Pisa, at the feet of its leaning tower

Manu | 23 September 2013 | 2 comments
Pisa, at the feet of its leaning tower

Despite the beauty of such an ancient, stylish and beautiful place such as Piazza de’ Miracoli in Pisa, despite the amazing view of the leaning tower, enchanting in it perfect shape, there is one thing that astonish you the most in that Medieval Square: the people, the thousands of tourists standing at the towers feet […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

My Congolese birthday

Manu | 12 June 2013 | 1 comment
My Congolese birthday

  It was in Congo, at the border with Gabon, in a small village called Mbie, that I celebrated the special edition of my birthday this year. You may wonder how it is having a birthday on a truck, while travelling across Africa, and I can tell you it was special, and not for the […]

Lomé and the smile of Togo

Manu | 27 April 2013 | no comments
Lomé and the smile of Togo

Even if it’s one of the smallest countries of Africa, Togo has been able to pleasantly surprise me and leave a trace in my heart. It’s certainly because of its amazing people, less lazy than the Ghanaian, and much more honest then the Benin ones, where I am currently. Lomé is an amazing town that […]

A day at the voodoo fetish market of Lomè

Manu | 17 April 2013 | 3 comments
A day at the voodoo fetish market of Lomè

There is a bit of everything at Lome voodoo fetish market; there is what you expect, like cows’ head bones or horses hair tails, and there is what you don’t expect, like dead cats’ heads, or even what you have never seen in life, like cobras’ or antelopes’ heads. Once you enter it, you enter […]

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 […]

The desert, its end and Mauritania

Manu | 25 February 2013 | no comments
The desert, its end and Mauritania

So it’s over. We are at the opposite edge of the Western Sahara. We made it. We crossed it all while it left a trace on this trip and in our hearts. It was good to spend 10days in the desert. I didn’t expect it so beautiful and alive. Yes, the Sahara is full of […]

Mauritania and the real cultural shock

Manu | 17 February 2013 | 1 comment
Mauritania and the real cultural shock

FEBRUARY 12TH, 2012 Mauritania has been the turning point of this Africa trip so far. Entering it costed us an entire day at the border, first of Morocco and then of this country. Between the two borders there are 3 kilometres of land called “No man’s land”, filled with mines on both sides. We were […]

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, […]

Crossing Europe, through cold and snow

Manu | 16 January 2013 | 6 comments
Crossing Europe, through cold and snow

We thought the cold was gonna be ended when we have left the ship, in Hirtshals, and that from there on it would have been better and better, crossing Europe and heading finally South. But we were wrong.. Since Saturday it has been a constant drive into the cold and snow. Everyday we say to […]

The Blue Lagoon, at night!

Manu | 11 November 2012 | 7 comments
The Blue Lagoon, at night!

The Blue Lagoon in Reykjavik is one of those surprising places and experiences that managed to make me forget about everything and enjoy a great moment of pure pleasure while traveling. I even didn’t want to go there, at the very beginning. I had been already in a Blue Lagoon, one year earlier, in Mivatn, […]

About the Argentinians

Manu | 20 May 2012 | 3 comments
About the Argentinians

Argentinians drink and love drinking mate. It’s not only their hobby. It’s their way of living. They bring it with them wherever they go, and in every place there is a hot water machine so that they can refill their thermos and never be without mate. Anywhere.

Good Bye Argentina!

Manu | 3 May 2012 | no comments
Good Bye Argentina!

What a strange and sad feeling leaving Argentina and its people. Until the last moment, this country has showed me such a joyful sense of friendship and welcome, that at my departure I felt surprisingly sad to leave. Argentina, a place to discover and enjoy. Its people love complaining about their country but they are […]

Ushuaia…

Manu | 23 April 2012 | 5 comments
Ushuaia…

There must be a reason if they call it La fin del Mundo, and you definitely need to get here to fully understand it and get this incredible feeling of being at the edge of everything, mountains, roads, sea, life…. Here La fin del mundo, the Worlds end, doesn’t have only a geographic meaning, but […]