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”

How I Afford to Travel – 7 Tips for Traveling on a Budget

When it comes to traveling, people sometimes ask me “What do you do?” or “What do your parents do?” – which translated means “How do you afford to travel so much?” Well it’s time to reveal the secret! And no, I’m not rich and I don’t sell drugs either! Many of my trips were/are studyContinue reading “How I Afford to Travel – 7 Tips for Traveling on a Budget”

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit BOLIVIA

I’ve been living in Bolivia for almost 2 years now, so if you ask me why you should visit it, I can come up with a bunch of reasons and say: “Trust me, I’m an expert!” But we’re trying to be humble down here! Jokes apart, Bolivia is an amazing and unique country and itContinue reading “5 Reasons Why You Should Visit BOLIVIA”

Reactions To My TOP 5 Favorite COUNTRIES

Every country I have visited so far had something unique and fascinating that made me fall in love with it. Sometimes it’s the people, other times the culture, the food, some place in particular, or a mix of different elements. Here is a list of my top 5 favorite countries and my reaction to them:Continue reading “Reactions To My TOP 5 Favorite COUNTRIES”

Brazil-Peru-Brazil-Colombia-Peru in Less Than 2 hours. True Story!

This is one of those stories that are fun to tell but stressful to experience. It all happened at the 3-country border between Peru, Brazil and Colombia, in the Amazon rainforest. In November 2017 I traveled from Bolivia to Benjamin Constant, a small town in N-W Brazil, for an indigenous conference, together with 3 BolivianContinue reading “Brazil-Peru-Brazil-Colombia-Peru in Less Than 2 hours. True Story!”

5 Things I Learned Working With Indigenous People

Introverted, task oriented, punctuality freak, don’t-waste-my-time kind of guy. That was me, in a nutshell, when I first arrived in Bolivia, two years ago. This whole time I’ve been working with indigenous university students, mainly from the Chiquitano ethnic group, from lowland Bolivia. From the very beginning I was aware that I’m dealing with peopleContinue reading “5 Things I Learned Working With Indigenous People”

Why I Travel With a Dummy

I’m counting down the days to my 30th birthday and I go around taking pictures of stuffed toys. I have to admit I’m fully aware of how weird that is and I even feel awkward at times. But that does not keep me from doing it. How did it all start? As I shared inContinue reading “Why I Travel With a Dummy”