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Housesitting in the UK: our experience

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Not the house we house-sitted, but one of the reconstructed models...

Travel packing list and tips: what's in our backpacks?

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Kayak tour in Langkawi, discovering the mangroves and its fauna

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Mangrove forest in LangkawiWhat we remember the most of Langkawi is...

Studying ceramics (Seni Kryia) at ISI Yogyakarta: report

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Composition of a ceramic candle holder and light shadeAfter my article...

Learning Ceramics and Pottery in Indonesia: my results

Learning Ceramics and Pottery...

Pottery artwork: a gecko drinking from a pitcherPracticing ceramics in Indonesia...

Navagio beach in Greece: best free location to see the shipwreck in Zakynthos island

Navagio beach in Greece: best...

Oti overlooking the stunning Shipwreck coveYou'll be impressed by the shipwreck...

Travelling by ferry in Indonesia: our photo reportage from an overcrowded Pelni vessel

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Passengers filling up every inch of the Pelni ferryThe idea of...

Living in a forest dome and experiencing community life in the UK

Living in a forest dome and ex...

View of the communal dome in the woodsTaking part in a...

Housesitting in the UK: our experience

Housesitting in the UK: our experience

With so many housesitting websites available to apply  for assignments, it's becoming confusing and expensive to keep track of all of them: in fact anglophones countries are notoriously the biggest markets for house sitting, with plenty of opportunities for their users, the housesitters. In the last years TrustedHouseSitters has become the predominant website around the world to look for an assignment, but unfortunately they are exploiting their supremacy privilege by charging what we believe to be an unfair a ...

Travel packing list and tips: what's in our backpacks?

Travel packing list and tips: what's in our backpacks?

An example of a travel packing list, with items selected from my popular guide. Are you about to start you trip and you want to make sure to pack everything you need and don't forget anything in your luggage? Then follow my advice, matured after 7 years of long-term travelling, and have a look inside my backpack at what I actually take during my trips!  If instead of a real example you prefer a complete travel packing list with any item you can think of, and not my personal selection, then have a look at my p ...

Kayak tour in Langkawi, discovering the mangroves and its fauna

Kayak tour in Langkawi, discovering the mangroves and its fauna

What we remember the most of Langkawi is no doubts our kayaking trip in the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, a nice breath of fresh air, after one month plagued by the haze in Malaysia obstructing our view and our lungs. While the visibility was still not perfect, it was still an enjoyable trip in between the mangrove forest.We were supported on this excursion by Junglewalla, o local company made of biologists rather than ordinary travel guides. After they picked us up around 10am, we were driven to Kubang Badak region, ...

Learning Ceramics and Pottery in Indonesia: my results

Learning Ceramics and Pottery in Indonesia: my results

Practicing ceramics in Indonesia for me was like entering in a deep state of meditation, almost like a trance. I would forget about everything around me and get extremely relaxed. I liked the feeling of having a project and then being able to realize it, and even the tactile sensation and smoothness itself of the clay. I haven't had the occasion to practice with ceramics and pottery anymore after Darmasiswa scholarship, but I would be really happy to experience more in the future. After having explained my frustr ...

Navagio beach in Greece: best free location to see the shipwreck in Zakynthos island

Navagio beach in Greece: best free location to see the shipwreck in Zakynthos island

You'll be impressed by the shipwreck in Navagio beach, its crystalline water and fine beaches, and Zakynthos island will be one of the highlights of your trip in Greece! Our suggestions will help you to get the most from your visit. We are not sure why so much accent it's put on the shipwreck, when all of the beauty of this stunning natural place is actually due to its incredible rock formation, the white sand beach and the crystal blue water. You might not believe it, but the colours of the photos are actually no ...

Travelling by ferry in Indonesia: our photo reportage from an overcrowded Pelni vessel

Travelling by ferry in Indonesia: our photo reportage from an overcrowded Pelni vessel

The idea of travelling by ferry in Indonesia can be frightening for first time visitors, given the high amount of accidents happening on Indonesian waters and news coverage. But the state owned company Pelni has revealed to be safe for the last 30 years or so, as we explained in our previous article about the safety of Indonesian ferries. Embarking on a long trip by ferry in Indonesia, means to be able to experience real life as locals do, what they eat, how they behave and socialise and much more. Still wondering ...

Our work exchange experience in the UK: plastering with clay a straw-bale roundhouse

Our work exchange experience in the UK: plastering with clay a straw-bale roundhouse

After a couple of years of break from work exchanges, because of our 1 year scholarship in Indonesia and following trips, it was about time for us to start slowing down our traveling style and to learn new skills for our future projects.It was end of September. While being in Belgium, we took a bold decision and decided to turn West and chase the winds towards UK, instead of heading south for the milder upcoming Autumn and Winter seasons. We did that with one purpose in mind: to learn the skills on how to build our ...

House sitting in Greece: Delenia, a hidden pearl on the Aegean Cost

House sitting in Greece: Delenia, a hidden pearl on the Aegean Cost

In the beginning of our travel in Greece, we were very lucky to spot a last minute house sitting assignment and be accepted for 2 weeks in Delenia: a remote rustic property on the island of Evia (Euboea in Greek), and a very special touristic resort for groups in the summer months, placed on the rocky shores of the Aegean Coast, like a kingdom facing the never ending turquoise sea beneath. The closest contact with civilization from where one can get his food supplies, was the village of Nea Styra 15 km away, an adv ...

Hiking beyond Balea Lac and experiencing our favourite views in the Transfagarasan trip

Hiking beyond Balea Lac and experiencing our favourite views in the Transfagarasan trip

After experiencing the most famous road-trip in Romania, the Transfagarasan Highway, we were not expecting to be even more impressed by the hiking possibilities in the surroundings of Balea Lake! We stopped at the highest point of the road, where this high mountain crystalline basin is delighting its visitors, and camped for one night with the intention of exploring further the area. We have already described in another article our experience hiking around Balea Lake and Capra Lake, so in this article we will fo ...

Hiking around Balea Lac to Capra Lake. Was it worth?

Hiking around Balea Lac to Capra Lake. Was it worth?

A multitude of amazing hiking possibility with plenty of different paths for any level, all starting from Balea Lac, are waiting to be explored if you are planning to cross the Transfagarasan highway in Romania. You'll be impressed of how much beauty you can see with so little effort, since at Balea Lac you are already close to the highest altitude you can reach in Romania! In fact reaching the lake of Balea was just the beginning of our experience on the Romanian Carpathian mountain. Of course the road trip on th ...

IMAGE Housesitting in the UK: our experience
With so many housesitting websites available to apply  for assignments, it's becoming confusing and expensive to keep track of all of them: in fact anglophones countries are notoriously the biggest markets for house sitting, with plenty of...
Read More...
IMAGE Travel packing list and tips: what's in our backpacks?
An example of a travel packing list, with items selected from my popular guide. Are you about to start you trip and you want to make sure to pack everything you need and don't forget anything in your luggage? Then follow my advice, matured after 7...
Read More...
IMAGE Kayak tour in Langkawi, discovering the mangroves and its fauna
What we remember the most of Langkawi is no doubts our kayaking trip in the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, a nice breath of fresh air, after one month plagued by the haze in Malaysia obstructing our view and our lungs. While the visibility was still...
Read More...
IMAGE Navagio beach in Greece: best free location to see the shipwreck in Zakynthos island
You'll be impressed by the shipwreck in Navagio beach, its crystalline water and fine beaches, and Zakynthos island will be one of the highlights of your trip in Greece! Our suggestions will help you to get the most from your visit. We are not sure...
Read More...
IMAGE Travelling by ferry in Indonesia: our photo reportage from an overcrowded Pelni vessel
The idea of travelling by ferry in Indonesia can be frightening for first time visitors, given the high amount of accidents happening on Indonesian waters and news coverage. But the state owned company Pelni has revealed to be safe for the last 30...
Read More...
IMAGE Our work exchange experience in the UK: plastering with clay a straw-bale roundhouse
After a couple of years of break from work exchanges, because of our 1 year scholarship in Indonesia and following trips, it was about time for us to start slowing down our traveling style and to learn new skills for our future projects.It was end...
Read More...
IMAGE House sitting in Greece: Delenia, a hidden pearl on the Aegean Cost
In the beginning of our travel in Greece, we were very lucky to spot a last minute house sitting assignment and be accepted for 2 weeks in Delenia: a remote rustic property on the island of Evia (Euboea in Greek), and a very special touristic resort...
Read More...
IMAGE Hiking beyond Balea Lac and experiencing our favourite views in the Transfagarasan trip
After experiencing the most famous road-trip in Romania, the Transfagarasan Highway, we were not expecting to be even more impressed by the hiking possibilities in the surroundings of Balea Lake! We stopped at the highest point of the road, where...
Read More...
IMAGE Hiking around Balea Lac to Capra Lake. Was it worth?
A multitude of amazing hiking possibility with plenty of different paths for any level, all starting from Balea Lac, are waiting to be explored if you are planning to cross the Transfagarasan highway in Romania. You'll be impressed of how much...
Read More...
IMAGE Road trip to Transfagarasan highway, a scenic Romanian mountain road not to be missed!
Since the first time I visited Romania 6 years ago, I started to hear stories about this mythical road trip on the roof of Romania along the Transfagarasan Road, that every adventurous visitor shouldn't miss on his journey to Romania. This summer we...
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Sunset from the top of the Rock of Gibraltar

Our last sunset in Europe before going to Africa, was definitely one to remember with magnifi ...

View of Land's End arch and cliffs in Cornwall

Today we were lucky to manage to hitchhike to Land's End, one of the extremities of United Ki ...

Transfagarasan road in Romania seen at night

I took this photo on my second night spent camping next to Balea Lake, after hitchhiking on t ...

Fireworks in front of Castel San'Angelo in Rome

Since some years on June 29th in Rome, there is a historical representation called "La girand ...

Portrait of a local woman in a traditional Indoensian village

This is a portrait I took of a local woman in the village of Nage, in Flores, Indonesia. Nage ...

Sunrise in Jatiluwih rice fields in Bali

While we have seen many rice fields in Java and in the rest of Indonesia, the rice terraces o ...

Sunset between the clouds in Gunung Lawu, Indonesia

This year we decided to spend an alternative Easter. Far away from our families in the bigges ...

A magic place in Kefalonia island: Melissani cave

We still have so many amazing places to write about, but time is not always our friend. Last ...

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