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…

#52 The Tiny, Green And Quiet Brunei!

Few months ago I read an article on the web stating the 10 least visited countries in the world. One of them was Brunei. Currently living in Indonesia it was just as easy for me to board on a direct flight with Royal Brunei Airlines and get to the country after 2/3 hours. The picture…

My Worldwide Friendship With A Swedish Girl

As I usually write about my own lifestyle besides all the trips I do and the countries I live in, I feel the need to write about the importance of one specific person in my life and how she was always able to be there when I needed. Mentally and physically. She is the one…

Saudi Arabia & Its Edge Of The World

In my last post I mentioned the existence of stunning places in Saudi Arabia. Taking into consideration that Saudi is really big, unless you travel by plane to other cities like Jeddah, there are not so many places to reach by car from Riyadh, however there are hidden gems that are worth to visit. One…

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…

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…