Marseille, France – A Masterpiece of Contrasts

Some 10+ years ago my family and I took a road trip to Spain, but somewhere in France we got lost and accidentally got into Marseille.I didn’t get to see much of it back then, but a few glimpses were enough to fill my hungry nomad eyes with wonder! Over the years I heard andContinue reading “Marseille, France – A Masterpiece of Contrasts”

Goodbye Choo-Choo, Introducing Balù

Hey everyone! It’s been a while, I know… Six months have gone by since I moved back to Italy from Bolivia and I still haven’t managed to fully overcome the reverse culture shock, but at least I’ve made some progress. During this time I’ve been traveling locally, so I hope in my next articles I’llContinue reading “Goodbye Choo-Choo, Introducing Balù”

Sustainable Tourism: Going Beyond the Triple Bottom Line

In my previous article I briefly shared with you my concern over the evolution of the tourist industry and the negative effects of mass tourism. While trying to understand this issue better, I came across Bruce Poon Tip on YouTube, who has become an inspiration for me. He is a Canadian entrepreneur who in theContinue reading “Sustainable Tourism: Going Beyond the Triple Bottom Line”

Tourism Must Change!

Hey there! I haven’t been very active on this blog lately and also I haven’t traveled much in the past couple months. But on the plus side, I have made a huge progress in dealing with the reverse culture shock caused by my return to Italy. Yes, I still feel a bit like a fishContinue reading “Tourism Must Change!”

Chieri, Italy – Lesser Known Places

Raise your hand if you have ever heard of Chieri! No, you’re not ignorant. Nobody has heard of it, except people who live there. Yet Chieri is a truly dreamy place and, therefore, perfect for my “Lesser Known Places” series. Sustainable tourism Mass tourism is rapidly destroying our world’s natural and historic treasures and IContinue reading “Chieri, Italy – Lesser Known Places”

Safety in São Paulo

Hey peeps! I’m writing from Turin (Italy), the place that I used to call home for over 10 years and that I have to call home again. *sigh* I’m between jobs, so I can’t really go anywhere for now, though my nomadic instincts make me want to evade. I guess I’ll just enjoy the beautyContinue reading “Safety in São Paulo”

24 Hours in São Paulo

Yes, I know what you are thinking: “São Paulo is huge! How much can you really see in 24 hours?” Indeed, São Paulo is an endless jungle made of concrete, asphalt and human beings, but with a good planning you can carve your way through it and discover the beauties hidden in the tangle. IContinue reading “24 Hours in São Paulo”

Five Things I Loved About São Paulo

I got to spend 3 days in São Paulo earlier this month (April 2019). I love Brazil, so this was a real treat for me! Honestly, I didn’t expect much from it since most of the reviews I read were rather negative. Yet I was pleasantly surprised! I know 3 days are not enough toContinue reading “Five Things I Loved About São Paulo”

Reverse Culture Shock

I’m dealing with reverse culture shock (RCS) right now. Reverse culture shock: the distress you experience when you go back home, after spending some time away. Nothing new, nothing unexpected, nothing extreme. But it’s there and I can’t ignore it. Gotta face it! Stuff I Feel and Think I knew this transition was not goingContinue reading “Reverse Culture Shock”

Traveling Made Me Racist

No, this is not a click bait. It is a brutal, honest truth I am ashamed of and struggled with. I have thought a lot about whether or not I should write and publish this article and the reason why I decided to do it, is because I believe it can help other people overcome racismContinue reading “Traveling Made Me Racist”