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Stories from my travels
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.
Arriving in Moshi, the town closest to the Kilimanjaro, surrounded by forest, with maasai, coffee plantations and pool tables.
Second day in Dar es Salaam, visiting the nearby beach and spying on a lively local wedding.
Arriving in Tanzania, at Dar es Salaam, trying to orient myself in this new country and understand what to eat and what to do.
Thoughts I come up with while I wait for my flights in Milan and at Cairo airports, two large international airports so different one from the other.
Some time in Pondicherry, on the Eastern-South Coast of India, a former French Colony, where people speak French and eat chips.
A bike ride in Kochi, the capital of Kerala, a town with buildings of Dutch, British and Portuguese architecture.
Pictures from Aleppey, a small town south of Kochi, in Kerala, built on waters, very suggestive.
A well deserved holiday in a little touristic area in Kerala, Costa Malabari, where I live in the jungle and spend the day at the beach.
The contrasts in Bombay: from the green and lush parks, the rich governmental buildings, to the rubbish-covered slums.
A day in Ahmedabad, a compulsory stop between Udaipur and Mumbai, to visit Gandhi’s ashram and learn a bit more about his life and beliefs.
Visiting Pushkar and its sacred lake in Rajasthan, and thoughts about traveling and a life different from the classical stereotypes.
My backpacking trip around India continues with stops in Jodhpur, the blue city, and Pushkar by the sacred lake, among weddings and religious celebrations.
A day in Jaisalmer, a pretty town at the border with Thar Desert in Rajasthan, with a fort, many tourists, and angry stray dogs.
Two days tour in the Thar desert, riding camels and drinking chai, not enjoying the camels much, but the view and the people a lot.
Enjoying traveling in Bikaner, a small but very busy and chaotic town at the border with Thar desert in Rajasthan, India.