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Stories from my travels
Backpacking in Haiti is much more complicated and tiring than what I thought. Long waits, closed hotels, crazy rides.
First day in Haiti, in particular in Jacmel, a town on the Southern coast. It’s not easy.
So it’s set, we are going to Haiti from the Dominican Republic, on a boat that will take us with hundreds of others to Marigold, and from there to Jacmel.
A day trip to the Bahia de las Aguilas, a beautiful and secluded beach in a National Park in the Dominican Republic.
We moved from Los Patos to Pedernales, close to the border, to get some information on traveling to Haiti, as it is so difficult to fetch information here.
One more day in Los Patos and nearby San Rafael natural pools; I like this place, it’s quiet and welcoming and food is really good.
We are in Los Patos deciding if a trip to Haiti is worth the hassle and the trouble, the money, the risk. It’s not recommended, but that is not what drives us.
Arrival at Los Patos, a pretty quiet place by the beach in the South-Western coast of the Dominican Republic.
Some thoughts about the people, the habits I’m witnessing while traveling on a bus in the Domincan Republic.
On the first day in Santo Domingo we started our chicken, rice and presidente diet, and we got acquainted with the crazy traffic.
A quick walk in New York during a stopover, from Central Park to Brooklyn, enjoying every single minute in this fascinating city.
I’m always scared before I go on a new trip, because I don’t know what to expect and home is so welcoming and comforting…
The weeks before a trip are always nervous for me, there’s a lot to think about and to plan, I’ve got second thoughts and regrets.
A walking itinerary in Milan, visiting my favorite places in the city in one day: duomo, castle, piazza Gae Aulenti, Navigli and the Monumentale.
Itinerary in Tanzania, backpacking for 40 days among the Mainland and relaxing in Zanzibar; a beautiful way to explore the country, an amazing experience.
I went to hike on Marana Mount after the fire that took place in April 2020.
Traveling in Tanzania is not cheap, it’s not as cheap as India, but backpacking you can save some money and it’s also a way to experience the country with the locals.
Negotiating in Tanzania is the norm and it can actually be quite fun if you learn how to do it; here are some rules I suggest to follow.
Jambiani, another place I fell in love with, in the South-eastern coast of Zanzibar.
A super relaxing holiday in Kendwa, Zanzibar, not really what I was looking for.
Some pictures from Stone Town, Zanzibar, a town that I have come to love and appreciate so much I would live here for some time.
I am enjoying my stay in Stone Town, befriending locals, visiting the Slave Market and Prison Island, drinking coffe and playing domino.
The first days in Stone Town I tried to avoid tourist traps and people interested only in my money; but soon I found the pretty things in town.
Some thoughts on traveling alone or with friends, on telling your travels through a diary or blog, on memories and friendship.
The receipe to make ugali that was given to me by Saidi in Kilwa, Tanzania.
In Kilwa I saw some luxurious resorts for wealthy Westerners, I visted Kilwa Kivinje with the German Boma and a lively fish market.
Lindi seduced me with its laid back atmosphere, the beach, locals dancing and singing, new friends telling me their stories and teaching Swahili.
First days in Lindi, short tour of the town, new friends and chats with locals, singing at the beach, football games.
A busy day in Mikindani, diving, meeting new friends, talking and dancing with locals, getting to know a bit more the beautiful Tanzania.
I have arrived at the southern most town by the coast in Tanzania, near the border with Mozambique. A fishermen and university students town.
Traveling on public transportation in Tanzania can be challenging and dangerous; this is the experience I had traveling in the South of the country.
A short stay in Iringa, a pretty and very international town in Tanzania, with many tourists and expats, international schools and internet cafes.
The adventures of backpacking in Tanzania: traveling on public transportations is not comfortable, but surely you live the real experiences.
I tried to learn a bit of Swahili, a beautiful and fascinating language, with arabic and indian influences. Here I write some curiosities about it.
Visiting Dodoma, the official capital of Tanzania, and planning travels in the country, taking notes of what might go wrong and coping with it.
I spent one night with a Barbaig family, a Tanzanian tribe that has many traditions that go back to thousands of years ago. Quite an experience.
Photography during the lockdown due to coronavirus can be a nice way to fight the boredom that comes with isolation. Here is what I did.
Diary of 5 day safari in Tanzania, from the Tarangire National Park to Serengeti and Ngorongoro.
I spent a couple of days in Arusha trying to find a safari tour to join; it wasn’t easy, it was low season and I couldn’t find the price I wanted.
Another day in Moshi, exploring a nearby village and a waterfall in the jungle, coping with local habits.