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Volunteering in Italy (Abruzzo) and learning raw earth construction

The raw earth construction where we are volunteering in AbbruzzoThe raw earth construction where we are volunteering in Abbruzzo

After about 6 months that we were blocked because of my health conditions, we are back on the road, for a few weeks test trip! Right now we are in the Italian region of Abruzzo, volunteering for a construction project we found through Help-X website (Help Exchange). We are working with clay, cob and canes, all natural materials

A chinese marker and our society: big outside, empty inside

The incriminated chinese markerThe incriminated chinese marker

Just air insideJust air insideThis is one of the most useful tool for an hitchhiker: a permanent marker. Possibly with a big felt tip, so that you can write fast and you don't need to pass it 5 times. But the biggest is not always the best. This is the marker we bought in a Chinese shop in Spain: after a few days of usage the ink started to fade out. We were

How are we spending our days in Italy? Cycling in Rome and Critical mass

The trunk of a dead tree in the Natural Reserve of Aniene ValleyThe trunk of a dead tree in the Natural Reserve of Aniene Valley

Directions in Aniene ValleyDirections in Aniene ValleyIn these weeks of forced stop in Rome, my hometown, we are keeping us entertained with our bicycles. Cycling in Rome is a mission: it's very dangerous if you are not used to, because there are no cycling paths, people drive like crazy and they have no respect for cyclists. But it's still the fastest way to move in such a big

Have you ever slept in a toilet? We did! Our longest day hitchhiking over the Arctic Circle in Norway

Oti hitchhiking in the snow in NorwayOti hitchhiking in the snow in Norway

One of the strongest memories we keep from our last trip in Norway while hunting for the Northern Lights, is hitchhiking over the Arctic Circle from the city of Fauske trying to go north; an epopee that kept us stuck for 26 hours in the same spot under heavy snow and forced us to sleep in a toilet! Hopefully an hitchhiking

Still fighting with my health, maybe it's not only B12

Weeks are passing, and I'm still struggling with my health; so we are still stuck and we can't go back travelling. Now we are in Rome at my family's place trying to understand what is tormenting my body. We are not sure anymore that it's low B12, or at least not only, because last time we checked the B12 levels were very good, but

My experience at Arcosanti: in memory of Paolo Soleri that left his body today

Thanks Paolo Soleri for enlighting my way with your thoughts and architectureThanks Paolo Soleri for enlighting my way with your thoughts and architecture

Paolo Soleri serving the frugal soup in Arcosanti, and me in the Background. Photo by XyliaPaolo Soleri serving the frugal soup in Arcosanti, and me in the Background. Photo by Xylia

I just acknowledged the news of Architect Paolo Soleri passing away this morning at the age of 93. Visionary architect and artist, creator of the concept of Arcology and Frank Lloyd Wright's alumnus: in 2007 I passed 3 months in the "urban laboratory" that he created in the desert of Arizona, Arcosanti, a place

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 Where are we now: Italy, Romania

 Going to:  Portugal?

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 ...

Sunset in Kasongan, Indonesia: red explosion

After the previous photo of the day, picturing the sunset in Paragritis beach, this is the sh ...

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Davide Vadal? and Otilia Lefter

We are Davide and Otilia, an international couple with itchy feet, living a non conventional life traveling around the world and learning everyday something new....
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