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Dinner with bruschetta and a gelato at the Laita, an old house converted into one of the coolest restaurants in the Chiampo area.
Pictures from the Infiorata in Bolsena, a celebration of the Corpus Christi where the town is embellished with amazing drawings made with flowers
Backpacking in the Dominican Republic and Haiti was an adventure, in particular in Haiti; this is our 40 days itinerary around the two countries.
Farewell to the Dominican Republic from Juan Dolio.
We decided to take a day trip from Juan Dolio to Santo Domingo, the Capital of the Dominican Republic and we took part to a big Easter party.
In Juan Dolio we found a panaderia serving amazing Italian food, a great treat and a lot of interesting stories from its owner that has traveled all over Central America.
In Boca De Yuma, Dominican Republic, with fever, cold shakes, and visit to the ER. All went well luckily.
Traveling from Las Galeras, in the Peninsula de Samanà, to Boca de Yuma, in the Souther coast of the Dominican Republic.
Enjoying a bit of relax in Las Galeras, in the Semanà peninsula of the Dominican Republic.
Arrival in Las Terrenas, where French and Italian are as popular as Spanish, the hotel is in a jungle and the beach is a caribbean paradise.
A day at the Playa Grande, a large and pretty beach North of Rio San Juan.
On Sunday Dominicans like to go to the beach in Rio San Juan, to have fun with family and friends and to party.
Backpacking can be relaxing sometimes, traveling on a budget and visiting amazing places; from Cabarete to Rio San Juan.
Arrival in Cabarete, a surfers’ paradise in the Dominican Republic; the place is very touristic and a bit expensive, but it’s lovely.
A useless try to visit a Natural Reserve in Costanza, we needed an authorization that we didn’t know anything about.
Arrival in Constanza, a small town in the mountains of the Dominican Republic, surrounded by cultivations of all kinds.
A day walking around Santiago in the Dominican Republic, a big city with all amenities and shopping malls, so different from the rest of the country.
A bit of relax and good food in Monte Cristi, in the Dominican Republic, after the struggles of Haiti.
Going back to the Dominican Republic from Haiti was a shock! The two countries are side by side but opposite as quality of life and behaviour.
A day in Cap Haitien and Labadie beach. Quite nice this part of Haiti.
The long journey from Port au Prince to Cap Haitien, one whole day spent hoping that the bus won’t overturn or that we won’t have an accident.
A day walking around Port au Prince, visiting the cathedral, the marché de fer, the voodoo art gallery, and resting our dirty feet at the Oloffson, a trademark of the town.
The long journey from Port Salut to Port-au-Prince: 14 hours to drive 219 kilometers. What a nightmare going around in Haiti is!
An ordinary day in Port Salut, trying to understand how people live in Haiti.
Not everyone is poor and in difficulty in Haiti, some people live a happy and wealthy life, in particular in Port Salut.
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.