Category Archives: Travel story

Geneva or why do all good things come to an end?

Let’s face it: stereotypes exist. And – to paraphrase an old comedy – they are well and alive and living in my apartment. But now I want to talk about national stereotypes, the kind that make the punch line of … Continue reading

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My first star trails photo…or how I spent 1.141 seconds of my life

It was almost midnight and my friends have all gone to bed, that is in their tents. It was a long day, we hiked into the wild scenery of Retezat mountains (Romania), up to around 2500 m altitude, through bouldery … Continue reading

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At home in the Aeolian Islands

Some time ago I was telling you about my holiday alone in the Aeolian Islands (see post). It’s an amazing place, not only because of volcanoes, caves, stone seashore, yellow earth, archeological remains, but also the villages and houses there … Continue reading

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Herculane: Disco days are over

Do you like deserted places, ruins, old houses? I do. They are surrounded with mystery, forgotten charm, old stories seem to come to live. But sometimes the ruins speak of decay, carelessness, poverty, oblivion, old age, death. They give you … Continue reading

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A weekend in Herculane

– So how did you like it here? Me and my friends started saying beautiful, it’s so beautiful, but the woman that we met on the narrow path in the forest, carrying a sack tied with a rope on her … Continue reading

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Stockholm: a mid summer day dream

“Why would you go to Stockholm in summer??” asks my Italian colleague, (only half) joking. Of course, coming from the country of “dolce vita”, wrapped in endless sunshine, pink oleanders, ripe oranges falling on the streets, the azzuro of the … Continue reading

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A story from the Aeolian Islands

I was thinking of Juan Matos, the Indian wizard from Mexico and what he said about being inaccessible, something I was trying hard to understand when I read Carlos Castaneda’s book. It was not about being secretive or living isolated, … Continue reading

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