The gnomes hut

The gnomes hut A space dedicated to fantasy and to the typical characters of fairy tales hidden in a pine forest of La Garriga A free day can offer you different possible activities: watch a series, read a book or maybe take the R3 train, which takes 45 minutes from Barcelona to La Garriga. La Garriga La Garriga is a Spanish municipality located in the Eastern Vallès of Catalonia. A small town where the surrounding landscape is characterized by mountains and pine forests. An environment with clean air and silence, very different from the chaos of the Catalan capital. Apart from the historic center, churches and ancient villas of the… Read More

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The most sarcastic mailbox in Barcelona

The most sarcastic mailbox in Barcelona A detail immersed in the frenzy of the Gothic quarter The party mood and the frenetic crowding make its way the famous Christmas markets. Walking through the narrow streets can be a suffocating experience making it difficult to observe the beauty and the details hidden between the faces and the hasty legs of tourists. Everybody is busy for the Christmas shopping or distracted by the magic of the period. Fortunately, the city has its moments of respite from the hectic chaos. The shops don’t open before nine in the morning. The cold of these days has delayed even more the Christmas crowds. I walk… Read More

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Cofete, the border with the end of the world

Cofete, the border with the end of the world Between a raging ocean and austere mountains lies a small village In the previous article, the bay of Albarca left me speechless with its extravagantly shaped rocks. But the world is full of similar places, where nature is sovereign and man can only bow down to it. This time I am in Fuerteventura where an immense beach and a mountain range of volcanic origin leave room just to hold your breath at its sight. Fuerteventura With a history of almost 20 million years and less than 100 km from the African coast lies Fuerteventura, an island in the archipelago of the… Read More

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Trekking to the bay of Albarca

Trekking to the bay of Albarca Lost on the north coast, an ancient path bears witness to the simple life of yesteryear In the previous article I told of the surprise in admiring the bay of Albarca with its extravagant shapes exposed to the force of the elements. There are no beaches here, just rocks and cliffs overlooking the sea. My curiosity, however, does not end in front of the magnificent stone bridge, but pushes me to explore its entire coastline. So I decide to make my way between the rocks and the few shrubs to reach and skirt them where the sea breaks its waves on the rocks. Trekking… Read More

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The effort and tradition of  "La Tratta"

The effort and tradition of  “La Tratta”

The effort and tradition of  “La Tratta” An ancient method of fishing now in disuse continues to survive June 2020, the fight against covid-19, its restrictions and rules, continues. As in the previous article, memories and feelings of when there was no social distance, masks, the diffidence of contagion, and of being infected, come back to mind. This is one of those stories.   A different dawn On a July morning a multitude of people poured out on the shore of the Adriatic Sea, calm and silent, of Marotta. Men and women have come not only to admire the imminent dawn, but to witness a hundreds of years old tradition.… Read More

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The hidden nativity scenes of Castiglioni

The hidden nativity scenes of Castiglioni

The hidden nativity scenes of Castiglioni A small village where you can discover a tradition rich in art and manual skills After flying from Ibiza to Thailand it’s time to stop and relax a bit in Italy. More precisely in the Marche region. I have already written an article about the undiscovered beauties of this region. Like that of the village of Elcito or Cacciano. The region is a treasure chest that contains beautiful villages and castles perched on hills or gentle hills. A fairy-tale landscape that inspired my project Lands. But back to us, this time I want to tell you about the hidden nativity scenes of Castiglioni di… Read More

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Loi Krathong Festival of Sukhothai

LOI KRATONG FESTIVAL OF SUKOTHAI A ritual of gratitude to water following the lunar cycles which has its roots in the past     Loi Krathong, have you heard of it? If any of you went to Asia, yes. This is a special event, which lasts about a week, in which the Thais make small boats that are decorated and leave floating on the rivers of all Thailand. A bit of history The origin of Loi Kratong, once called Chong Pa Rieng, is not well defined. The treaty of Chula Luck tells that the ceremony originated in Sukhothai, the first capital of Thailand, about 700 years ago. At that time… Read More

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Elcito, a bitter love for nature

Elcito, the bitter love for nature

  Elcito, the bitter love for nature The ancient medieval village witness of the harsh mountain life     If living in the midst of nature seems wonderful or if the arrival of snow is exciting you should ask the inhabitants of Elcito. Too bad no one lives in Elcito anymore. It’s a ghost town, they all left. It’s not a good start for a travel blog article but you’ll understand the reason for this introduction. But let’s go by order. Elcito is a town a few kilometers from San Severino Marche and is located at an altitude of 821 a.s.l. It was born from the need to protect the… Read More

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Ossuary of San Bernardino and other Milanese curiosities

Ossuary of San Bernardino and other Milanese curiosities

  Ossuary of San Bernardino and other Milanese curiosities A few steps from Milan Cathedral you can find fascinating places surrounded by a veil of mystery Milan Capital of Lombardy as well as fashion, welcomes more than one million inhabitants and 2500 years of history. It is one of the most important and emblematic cities in Italy, full of places of great interest. Apart from the Duomo and Galleria Vittorio Manuele II a few steps from the square we can find singular corners and not very familiar. San Bernardino ossuary A visiting Milan is a must stop for a selfie with the cathedral behind or walk through the adjacent gallery… Read More

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