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  • Whale Hunting in Lamalera

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2012-03-07 in #world #locations
    Whale Hunting in Lamalera

    A few of the more adventurous tourists make the journey to remote Lamalera each year. Enjoy your time by walking on the beach before starting your adventure with a local boat to learn more about the sperm whale or other animals ie: dolphins, manta rays, turtle. If you are lucky, you will directly see how the fisher folks catch the whales by using their traditional gear.

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  • Randomly New York City

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2011-08-30 in #world #locations
    Randomly New York City

    In a summer that's unfolding to be as busy as the worst cloudy October, I have been leaving on hold my posting plans, one of which was to share some tips about New York.

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  • Isalo National Park

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2010-05-05 in #world #locations
    Isalo National Park

    Those equipped for trekking and camping can spend several days or longer wandering around the Isalo Massif.

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  • Sarodrano, 23° 48' 0" South - 45° 45' 0" East

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2010-04-05 in #world #locations
    Sarodrano, 23° 48' 0" South - 45° 45' 0" East

    When I decided to go to Madagascar, I was asking to two friends of mine where I could enjoy a beautiful sea and a relaxing atmosphere to have some days of rest during my trip. They said - you don’t have to miss this bay and you have to go to Andrea’s guesthouse -

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  • Toliara, Madagascar

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2010-02-15 in #world #locations
    Toliara, Madagascar

    A crossroads placed on the Tropic of Capricorn in the south west of Madagascar.

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  • Tsiribihina, Madagascar: Down the River of Golden Dreams

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2010-01-12 in #world #locations
    Tsiribihina, Madagascar: Down the River of Golden Dreams

    A very silent and calming way to experience this wonderful river full of nature, villages and life.

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  • Avenue of the Baobabs, Madagascar

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2009-12-31 in #world #locations
    Avenue of the Baobabs, Madagascar

    If you travel in Madagascar, you may from time to time spot trees that look as if they are growing upside-down, with gnarled roots sitting atop a huge, smooth, trunk... wonderful baobab trees.

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  • Antananarivo, Madagascar

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2009-12-13 in #world #locations
    Antananarivo, Madagascar

    It is the capital of Madagascar which is a mix of Africa and Asia…you can find there every kind of markets, taxi drivers, vendors, beggars…they sell whatever you want fruits, sunglasses, animals, flowers, mobile phones, every kind of meat (tongues, tails, etc..), electronic products…

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  • The Lagoon of Burano, Tuscany - Italy

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2009-11-24 in #world #locations
    The Lagoon of Burano, Tuscany - Italy

    Not by accident this zone of the Burano Lake was one of the first to be protected under laws of protection of natural beauty. Take a ride, you will not regret...

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  • Lake of Martignano

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2009-11-01 in #world #locations
    Lake of Martignano

    Lake of Martignano, you will hate it or love it for the rest of your life, and you realize it immediately.

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  • Copenaghen, My 'Don’t Miss' Places

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2009-10-14 in #world #locations
    Copenaghen, My 'Don’t Miss' Places

    The best thing in Copenaghen is the mix between old and new.

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  • Berlin: Personal Shortlist of Tips

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2009-09-28 in #world #locations
    Berlin: Personal Shortlist of Tips

    Berlin is like a young boy full of energy and courage, it’s still looking for its identity but at the same time it believes in its great future.

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  • Fès from The Roof

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2009-09-14 in #world #locations
    Fès from The Roof

    The oldest of the imperial cities of Morocco. The Medina of Fès el-Bali (Old Fès) is the largest living Islamic medieval city in the world.

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  • Marrakech

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2009-09-09 in #world #locations
    Marrakech

    Marrakech is a city unlike any other: nowhere exoticism is better showcased than in this ochre-and-rose-hueed city. Browsing through the streets will showcase different interesting stuff. You will see acrobats, children boxing and of course, street market.

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  • Lc-a in Mumbai

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2009-08-02 in #world #locations
    Lc-a in Mumbai

    Exciting and charismatic, Mumbai is a cocktail of degradation, huge amount of people, bollywood and vitality which put together the pass, the present and the future of India.

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  • Metro Berlin

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2009-07-20 in #world #locations
    Metro Berlin

    What is the difference between the remotest place on earth and Berlin? Of course its Metro.

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  • Prague

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2009-07-19 in #world #locations
    Prague

    Prague is a really great city once you get to know it. It is full of beautiful squares, beautiful architecture, and beautiful art.

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  • Gokarna a Peaceful Destination

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2009-06-28 in #world #locations
    Gokarna a Peaceful Destination

    Gokarna is definitely a magnificent place for a beach holiday but also nice to spend time in the village, temples are everywhere. It is downright inexpensive. Food and accommodation believe me is dirt-cheap on these beaches.

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  • Giannutri

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2009-06-09 in #world #locations
    Giannutri

    Imagine walking in silence and solitude, along the rocky coast and the Mediterranean wild bush vegetation, while flocks of sea gulls fly above your head, accompanied only by the tranquil undertones of the sea!

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  • Saturnia

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2009-05-30 in #world #locations
    Saturnia

    The thermal springs of Saturnia are famed for both their beauty and healing properties. A steamy scenario somewhere between Dante's ''Inferno'' and a Fellini film

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  • Nasik.. A Holy And Welcoming City

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2009-05-06 in #world #locations
    Nasik.. A Holy And Welcoming City

    The holy and picturesque city of Nasik is really beautiful with its markets and ghats on the river banks, the ringing temple bells and sadhus meditating...

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  • Hampi - A Holy Town Set in a Bizarre Landscape

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2009-03-31 in #world #locations
    Hampi - A Holy Town Set in a Bizarre Landscape

    An incredible place with an atmosphere unlike any other. I’ve yet to meet anyone that didn’t think it was wonderful.

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  • Cappadocia - Intriguing Land of Eruption Rocks

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2009-03-16 in #world #locations
    Cappadocia - Intriguing Land of Eruption Rocks

    Capadoccia is simply not to be missed. Although it is pretty out of the way from the rest of the sites in Turkey, it is well worth the trip.

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  • Chimera, A Flaming Rock in Turkey

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2009-03-10 in #world #locations
    Chimera, A Flaming Rock in Turkey

    Many large and small fires mysteriously coming out of the ground...

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  • Merzouga, A Taste of Sahara

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2009-02-21 in #world #locations
    Merzouga, A Taste of Sahara

    Merzouga is the best place in Morocco to get a taste of the spectacular Sahara dunes.

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  • Casablanca

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2009-02-15 in #world #locations
    Casablanca

    Do you remember? Bogart is wonderful as the mysterious café owner with a past, set up in the nightclub business with his longtime friend and piano player, Sam. His haven is disrupted when his one-time love Ilsa arrives in the company of a world-renowned resistance leader Victor Laszlo, whom the Nazis would very much like to get their hands on. Bogart and Bergman shine in this movie. The gorgeous black and white deep focus photography adds a nostalgic air of beauty and elegance to the movie.

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  • Barreirinhas, a dusty town on the Laziness River.

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2009-02-02 in #world #locations
    Barreirinhas, a dusty town on the Laziness River.

    A small town on the Preguica River (Laziness River), its riverside setting and sandy patches gives it a charm of its own. Five buses a day run from São Luís, last one at 6:30 PM, 4 hours, 25 R$. Barreirinhas is a dusty town, it has a main street and a few dirt roads and lots of mango trees .

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  • Rio de Janeiro, Cidade Maravilhosa

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2009-01-26 in #world #locations
    Rio de Janeiro, Cidade Maravilhosa

    The Carnival is arriving…Welcome to Rio, la Cidade Maravilhosa, where seven millions of Cariocas live crowed with the best urban panorama of the world on the background, between the ocean and the rain forest. Cariocas pursue pleasure more than any people in the world. Joie de vivre , music, dance.

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  • Marajò, land of buffalos and bicycles

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2009-01-16 in #world #locations
    Marajò, land of buffalos and bicycles

    When I decided to come back to Brazil, I studied the geographic map and I was fascinating to discover this big island at the mouth of the Amazon and Tocantins rivers. It’s roughly the sides of the Netherlands and Switzerland, but no more than a dozen villages are scattered in Marajò.

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  • Lençois Maranhenses - Stranger than paradise

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2008-12-27 in #world #locations
    Lençois Maranhenses - Stranger than paradise

    Lençois Maranhenses is a place you have to see if you go to Brazil. It’s a place you have to see at all because it’s unique and wonderful.

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  • Alcantara is not only a fabric …

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2008-12-27 in #world #locations
    Alcantara is not only a fabric …

    Alcantara is a strange island, it seems the time have stopped. Sometimes, some places, make you think you’re in an abandoned village, churches, houses, streets, fields, all belong to another time.

  • Varkala, Kerala's Goa

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2008-12-03 in #world #locations
    Varkala, Kerala's Goa

    In Varkala it had just stopped raining when I arrived with a crowded bus. Four hours standing with the ticket inspector that walk on human bodies to be paid from everyone. This is the price to pay if you don’t book two days before or more a train especially at the end of August when in Kerala there is the Onam festival.

  • Taste of Mysore

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2008-12-03 in #world #locations
    Taste of Mysore

    An interesting city, in the south of India, with large roads and nice buildings, above all the Marajà Palace, an imposing building, with a huge garden and different temples dedicated to the various Hindu divinities and some elephants used for ceremonies. From Bangalore is really simple to get there by train.

  • Chau Doc

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Chau Doc

    Chau Doc is a Vietnamese river city close to the Cambodia border. There are a number of floating houses (the floats are empty metal drums) which provide a convenient way for families to raise fish underneath. What makes Chau Doc interesting is its mix of communities, Khmer, Cham, and Chinese. The Cham are mostly Muslim, and leave in isolated communities across the river, complete with mosques. It's an incredibly friendly and bustling little city.

  • Phnom Penh

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Phnom Penh

    I was fascinated by this city with temples and houses in Indochina style. It's a little pearl in Southeast Asia and its tragic recent past seems to undermine, but not destroy its beauty and life. You can be attacked by tuk tuk drivers and people but you can also see young Buddhist monk with in their orange, yellow and brown color clothing walking in silence. I believe it was the hottest time of the year, and walking around, even for just 5 mins, in 40C heat is a tough task! Even though parts of the city were messy a lot of it was beautiful, including areas by the lake and by the river. The people were great too!

  • From Sapa to Bac Ha

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    From Sapa to Bac Ha

    The train for Lao Cai starts at 10.00 p.m. and takes all the night to make 340 km. The rails follow the Red river and go up and down through beautiful valleys. The train go very slowly, maybe too slowly. This is the region of "montagnards", the name comes from the French domination but it is still in use for more than 50 ethnic groups living on the North Mountains close to China and Laos. Vietnamese people don't like montagnards for their old alliance with French and then Americans, that's why they are called "moi" which means savage. From Lao Cai we went to Sapa. This is the area where you can find the best markets all over Vietnam. The scene is really great, green mountains, and flowered among famous for its beautiful clothes. Women have clothes with vivid colors and silver rings and bracelets. Men and Women are very small. They are very hospitable and they will invite you to see their house maybe it's an excuse to sell you something but it's ok.

  • Temples of Angkor

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Temples of Angkor

    It's one of the most beautiful complexes of ancient temples in Southeast Asia. The temples of Angkor, in Cambodia, built by the Khmer civilization between 802 and 1220 AD, represent one of humankind's most astonishing and enduring architectural achievements. From Angkor the Khmer kings ruled over a vast domain that reached from Vietnam to China to the Bay of Bengal. There are more than 100 stone temples in all. Angkor Wat honours the Hindu god Vishnu and is a symbolic representation of Hindu cosmology, consisting of an enormous temple symbolizing the mythic Mt. Meru, its five inter-nested rectangular walls and moats represent chains of mountains and the cosmic ocean. Then I can suggest the smiling Bayon, this is one of the most popular spots and, facing east, it is mostly visited in the morning. A good reason to visit in the afternoon! All those friendly faces of Avalokiteshvara certainly make you feel good.

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