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  • Housesitting in the UK: our experience

    Not the house we house-sitted, but one of the reconstructed models in the open air museum in CardiffNot the house we house-sitted, but one of the reconstructed models in the open air museum in Cardiff

    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

  • Injections of happiness in our vains: couchsurfing experiences

    Nice and happy dinner table Nice and happy dinner table

    After a long period in which were cut off from our trips and dreams, and we couldn't think of anything positive, eventually we had some good days with our couchsurfing hosts.
    Some moments in which we could stop thinking about our problems and feel like if we are travelling, even if we actually are "stuck" in Romania for

  • Calcata: the bohemian soul of a traditional Italian village

    Panoramic view of Calcata in MarchPanoramic view of Calcata in March

    Last year we arrived in Rome just 2 days before Easter, specially to celebrate with Davide's family. When I heard that we were going to visit a traditional Italian village, Calcata, in the second day of Easter, I was imagining old people staying in front of their houses in a rocking chair with a fat cat purring in their

  • Novelda: an unexpected surprise in Spain

    Otilia lost in th landscape in front of El Castillo de la Mola in NoveldaOtilia lost in th landscape in front of El Castillo de la Mola in Novelda

    The little town of Novelda has been an unexpected surprise in our trip in Spain last year. We went there for two weeks volunteering with a work-exchange project (have a look at workaway platform), having no idea of what to expect from the place, but we ended up loving the town!
    Hidden in the municipality of Alicante (Valencian

  • The Capuchin Crypt: the bone church of Rome explained

    The first chapel of the Capuchin CryptThe first chapel of the Capuchin Crypt

    A bone chandelier in the Capuchin CryptA bone chandelier in the Capuchin CryptThe Capuchin Crypt is a famous Bone Church in Rome, decorated with 3700 skeletons. It is situated in the less suitable area for an ossuary, the fancy Via Veneto street, made popular by the movie "La Dolce Vita", right below the church of "Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini".
    After being in Kutna Hora (Czech Republic)

  • Balkan Travel: Our experience in Sarajevo

     While we were hitchhiking in Bosnia, we found diversity everywhere we went. We were amazed and intrigued by the contrast between the colorful touristic center of Sarajevo, dynamic Balkan music, busy night life and the dark history of war behind it.


    Take a coin, throw it in the air, and tell me what side it's facing you

  • Open Air Bar in Genoa

    Open air bar in GenoaOpen air bar in Genoa

    While walking in the streets of Genoa we spotted this nice looking bar, that unfortunetely was closed. If you want to know where is it, we are sorry but we can't remember, so it's a good reason to visit Genoa and search for it by yourself! :)

  • Christmas Market in Prague seen from the tower in the Old Town Square

    Christmas Market in Prague seen from the tower in the Old Town SquareChristmas Market in Prague seen from the tower in the Old Town Square

    Even if we are not big fan of Christmas Market, in Prague we had definitly good luck being there at the right moment. The atmosphere of the Old Town Square with the snow, and Tyn church in the background relating with the christmas tree in the square, created a nice memory stored in our experience for ever.

  • Rome at dusk: view of Saint Peter's dome from Tiberim river

    Rome at dusk: view of Saint Peter from Tiberim riverRome at dusk: view of Saint Peter from Tiberim river

    Saint Peter's dome is a landmark visible from several parts of the city center in Rome, but admiring it at dusk from a bridge on Tiberim river has a different impact: the warm colors of sunset melting with the water create an unforgettable moment.

  • View of Calatrava - Stadelhofen Railway Station in Zurich

    View of Stadelhofen Railway Station in Zurich, designed by CalatravaView of Stadelhofen Railway Station in Zurich, designed by Calatrava

    Stadelhofen Railway Station in Zurich is one of the early projects of Santiago Calatrava, where it's already possible to see his stylistic signature. Build in 1990 it's the restoration of a prehesistent train station in Zurich.

  • Strange head bumping out in San Lorenzo Cathedral in Genoa

    Scary head, but it's just a shadow! San Lorenzo Cathedral, GenovaScary head, but it's just a shadow! San Lorenzo Cathedral, Genova

    We recognized this creepy head bumping out of nowhere only after reviewing the photos at the pc. It's actually not a person passing by, but the shadow casted by the buildings! The polymorphic column is the entrance of San Lorenzo Cathedral in Genoa, Italy.

  • Shop inside Mao Tao bar

    Mao Tao Bar in BelgradeMao Tao Bar in Belgrade

    A colorful shop inside Mao Tao bar in Belgrade. The riverside area along the Danube River has been redevelopped recently an now is a popular place for nightlife for locals and tourists.

  • A different point of view of the "Altare della Patria"

    Side view of Altar of the Fatherland in RomeSide view of Altar of the Fatherland in Rome

    This neoclassic monument, loved by some and hated by many in Rome, is known as Altare della Patria (Altar of the Fatherland). It is mistakenly believed to be build during fascist time, while actually it was inaugurated 11 years before Mussolini took the power. Loved or not, it can still offer amazing opportunity for

  • An amazing series of arches at the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia

    The entrance to the City of Arts and Sciences in ValenciaThe entrance to the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia

    At the entrance of the Gallery of the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia (Spain), you can admire this amazing series of organic arches decorated with mosaic, designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava . And you don't need to pay the ticket to see it, the exterior view is free for everybody.

  • Montesanto Station

    Montesanto Station in Naples, ItalyMontesanto Station in Naples, Italy

    When we passed through the train Station of Montesanto in Napoli, it was having an amazing light, so I stopped to take some shots at different exposures that I combined to obtain this HDR picture.

  • Bone Church in Kutna Hora, visit the Sedlec Ossuary

    The chandelier of the Bone Church in Kutna HoraThe chandelier of the Bone Church in Kutna Hora

    Macabre art at the Sedlec OssuaryMacabre art at the Sedlec OssuaryThe Bone Church in Kutna Hora, also known as the Sedlec Ossuary from the district of the same name, is something that leaves you speechless: decorated with the bones of over 40 000 human skeletons, it leaves you mixed feelings: it's the guilt of artistically enjoying dead bodies, something that it's usually seen only as pain and

  • 20 Incredible jobs I saw in India: life seen from another point of view

    Willing to send your kids at school by school bus? No problem, in New Delhi there is a human bus! This man is taking on his bicyle-rickshaw over 10 kids to carry through the dusty roads. incredible jobs in India 2011 2041 09-07-10

    If you think you have a boring office job, sitting full time behind a desk, 40 hours a week, and you are willing to spice up your life, then you should move to India! Creativity is the key, and you can invent your own job, or improvise something with the little resources available. Browse through these photos showing incredible

  • The Casino Constanta suspended on the frozen Black Sea

    Exterior view of the Casino in winter 2012 with the frozen Black SeaExterior view of the Casino in winter 2012 with the frozen Black Sea

    The frozen Black Sea creates incredible sculptures on the promenadeThe frozen Black Sea creates incredible sculptures on the promenadeAt the beginning of February, current year, we went to Constanta (Romania) hoping to catch the last days of the frozen Black Sea, before the positive temperatures were going to melt everything. This weather transition happened on our way, leaving Bucharest from -15 degrees in the morning, arriving in Constanta just 226 km away

  • Sonora, Mexico and a crazy story from Nogales

    A beautiful sunset in Bahia de KinoA beautiful sunset in Bahia de Kino

    In 2007 after 3 months spent in the USA, I had to leave the country and go to Mexico. My visa was expering because of my mistake on the calculation of the visa duration (3 months vs 90 days), and I was about to be a clandestine in the States. I was not supposed to be admitted back in the USA, if not after first going back to my

  • How to get 50% discount at the entrance ticket of the City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia

    City of Arts And Science Of Valencia seen from the topCity of Arts And Science Of Valencia seen from the top

    If you are planning to visit soon Valencia, or you are already there, you shouldn't miss the opportunity to have 50% discount at the entrance of the City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia (Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias)! It's actually not a 50% discount, but a 2x1, buy two-pay one, on every kind of ticket except temporary

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 Going to:  Wales, Scotland

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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