The Real (Unexpected) Saudi Arabia – Part I

“There is nothing in Saudi Arabia, why would you go there?” “It is too dangerous there and women are not respected, don’t go!” etc. People talk, and talk nonsense without then really understanding what is really happening on the ground. A lot has to do with media portraying Saudi Arabia (or the Arab world) in…

High Five, Lebanon! #50

I’ve been completely busy with work and travels that I could write about my 50th Country only now. Magic Beirut surprised me at every corner: the culture is so close to the one in Italy, that I felt completely at home. People are nice and friendly, although you may find a lot of them that…

The Kingdom of Bahrain

What do you do on a weekend in Saudi Arabia? Go visit Bahrain! The Kingdom of Bahrain, in fact, is just a tiny cute island next to Qatar and in front of the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. It can be reached by car through Dammam directly, or by flight. I took a Flynas flight…

My 48th Country: The Wonderful Tunisia

Flying back home for Christmas after 5 long years has been more than exciting, full of love, hugs and lots of italian homemade food. Something that I miss it most of the times being abroad, living a life on a suitcase, with no plans or visions to settle down yet. It was great to be…

A Weekend Between Historical Ruins And Lots Of Fun: Jordan

Visiting the historical site of Petra was one of my dream, and still is! I booked my weekend trip to Jordan from Saudi Arabia, where I am currently living. It’s a 2 hours direct flight with Air Arabia, and very convenient. I was so excited to go to Amman, Petra and the dead sea; I…

Escaping, With A New Heart

November 2nd, 2016  And I’m turning 28 today. So grateful for all the experiences I have done and tasted during the last year. Definitely, I should be grateful for all the mistakes I have made as well, as it was the only time I could realise some of the most important things in my life,…

My Personal Freedom And A Colourful Sofia, Bulgaria

I have probably spent the last months in an inner silent prison, hiding my sad moments to everyone, including myself. Did not know what was happening to me, I thought everything was fine, and I could handle all the problems, cause I’m strong. And that’s exactly when you think you have the power to control…

Hidden Stories of Mauritius

Definitely not just a sand, beach and resorts country: Mauritius is full in history, culture and lots of places to discover while in the country. “The island of Mauritius was visited during the Middle Ages by the Arabs and then by the Portuguese, who named it Dina Arobi and Cirne, respectively. The island was uninhabited until the…

Growing old or growing wise?

Considering the fact that we never stop learning in life, I assume we will never be wise enough not to make mistakes. However at least we grow enough to realise what has to be changed and why. I would even point out the fact that there are no mistakes in life leading you to the…

Sharjah: The Beautiful And Most Conservative Emirate

We always link the word Emirates to Dubai or Abu Dhabi, while there is a lot to discover while in the UAE. I got fascinated by the simplicity of one specific place: the Emirate of Sharjah. The UAE is composed of 7 Emirates: Abu Dhabi (The Capital), Dubai, Fujairah, Sharjah, Ras Al-Khaima, Umm Al-Quawin. We…

True Colours: Their Actions Speak Louder Than Words

27 years old and a story which is rich in its adventures, fun moments, memories, people to remember and people to lock in that space called heart. But it’s also rich of “negative” feelings such as loneliness, anger, frustration that all lead to some of the most positive and useful moments in life: Life Lessons….

A taste of Country N°43: Welcome to Tehran!

Iran: how many people have misconceptions about specific countries? Too many, and Iran is one of the countries on that list. I honestly had not the time to visit it around, and just focused my short trip to Tehran, the capital. Therefore, I am not in a position to talk about pros and cons, however…