#61: Part 2 – My so desired destination: Djibouti

Definitely an unusual destination to travel to for vacation, but as much as I am passionate about adventures, misadventures and emerging markets economies, well, Djibouti was a must for me. Well known for being one of the few bases of Legione étrangère, when it was still a French colony, as well as for being the…

#60 My East African discover: Part 1 -Kenya

Here I am finally writing about the amazing trip I had during last summer. Why did I chose East Africa? First of all I had this particular attraction to the land of Djibouti for its economical growth and its strategical position and I wanted to know more, exploring myself what the land could really offer….

Indonesia Is Not Only Bali

Bali, Bali, Bali… we never stop hearing the name of this beautiful island in Indonesia from anywhere in the world. Yes, but Indonesia is not only Bali. In this post I’ll share some of the hidden (or less touristic) treasures of the country – only the ones I’ve been though. I’ve lived in Indonesia for…

#53 – Shy Smiles of Tbilisi, Georgia

I’ve recently got back from a trip of 3 countries and one of them was Georgia. I’ve decided with my sister to go visiting some cold places as we were just coming back from hot places like Canary islands and Indonesia. We wanted to have the “winter feeling” back on track, and we chose right!…

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…

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…

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…