Varanasi – On the Roofs and in the Alleys of India’s Most Sacred Town

Varanasi – On the Roofs and in the Alleys of India’s Most Sacred Town

The town of Varanasi is magical. You can feel that you are arrived in a different place, a place with an energy and a charisma which pervade every street, every place, everything. ...

Road Trip in Tunisia – A Car, Two Clumsy Traveller and the Desert

Road Trip in Tunisia – A Car, Two Clumsy Traveller and the Desert

We still have to leave and we are already late. The day started with a Matrix-style awakining, the bottles of wine Vadim brought the night before left on the table. The bottles, no ...

Taha’a – A Little Known Fragment of Paradise in French Polynesia

Taha’a – A Little Known Fragment of Paradise in French Polynesia

Landing on an island in French Polynesia is already an unforgettable experience. Tahiti Air connects Tahiti with the other islands. These small planes carry about fifty passengers ...

Search for Stability – Tunis After the Arab Springtime

Search for Stability – Tunis After the Arab Springtime

In 2010 in Tunisia started the protest wave which became known as the Jasmine Revolution. The following year Ben Ali – who was in power since 23 years – was overthrown and the firs ...

Tahiti – Food and Landscapes in French Polynesia’s Least Beloved Island

Tahiti – Food and Landscapes in French Polynesia’s Least Beloved Island

Paradise lies beyond hardship. In this case paradise was Tahiti and French Polynesia, one of the most beautiful places on Earth, and I gained it after a 30-hour journey on planes f ...

Svalbard Islands – The Last Outpost Before the North Pole

Svalbard Islands – The Last Outpost Before the North Pole

I deem myself lucky for I've been more than once to the Svalbard Islands which have left e deep impression on my mind and on my heart. To whoever loves unusual experiences and wild ...

Hiking in the USA – Why Should the Rockies Get All the Credit?

Hiking in the USA – Why Should the Rockies Get All the Credit?

When you think of mountains or hiking or getting outdoors, what do you think of? Most people, depending on their coast, think of either the Rocky Mountains or the Appalachian Mount ...

The Story of Ali – From Afghanistan to Italy Clung Under the Trucks

'How old are you?' 'Seventeen... more or less.' Ali doesn't know his exact age, because he doesn't know when he was born. I met him on a train from Milan to Zurich. He was careful, a bit nervous, looking around as someone who doesn't really know where he is going and how he will get there. Jeans, an old sweater, winter jacket, a thin layer of dust and smog. The unmissable uniform of a surviver. When the spe ...

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Training in Vietnam for the toughest marathon in the world

Escaping the English winter to live abroad in a warmer climate sounds like a wonderful idea, right? But, how about spending five months training hard in the sweltering midday heat? Running back and forth along the beach, and in scorching sand dunes whilst wearing a 10 kilogram bag on your back? Well, this is how Olly Campbell, from Ringwood, Hampshire has been spending his days in Mui Ne, a beach town in th ...

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Culture and wine in Italy from an american point of view

I first met John in Poland, years ago. I met him and other friends just for chance. Our friendship became so big and so important. Despite the few possibility to meet each other, our friendship gave us the power to be always so close, so near, so bond together. That’ why I thought about John and his new activity in tourism. John first "extended" his vacation in Italy in 2001.  The first few years were a lot ...

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Three times around the world: the interview

Three times around the world: Gap Year The first ever RTW with no money or luggage First ever Interactive RTW Tour It's always a pleasure to know and meet other travellers, especially when it comes to people who have turned their hobby into a business just like Matteo Pennacchi, creator of www.aroundtheworldtours.com Italian by birth, Matteo moved to South Africa when he was only two months old. Since then ...

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First woman to summit all 14 major peaks

GERLINDE KALTENBRUNNER SETS CLIMBING RECORD Reaching the top of K2 on her fourth attempt, Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, a 40-year-old Austrian alpinist who resides in Germany, has become the first woman to summit all 14 of the world’s 8,000-meter peaks without using supplementary oxygen. Kaltenbrunner reached the top of K2, Earth’s second-tallest mountain, at 6:18 p.m. (local time) Tuesday, Aug. 23. ...

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Travel for Aid – Vietnam to Italy 600 days

  600 days of the sporty-humanitarian project “From Vietnam to Italy by bicycle for the disabled” The non-profit organization Travel for Aid presented the report of 600-day of travelling. The sporty-humanitarian project "From Vietnam to Italy by bicycle for the disabled" is helping Matteo Tricarico to cycle solo across Asia. Starting in Ho Chi Minh City,Vietnam on November 9, 2009, Matteo has cycled 20 ...

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From Italy to Egypt and the start of RTW trip

  Changing your life is definitely not just a dream; as many people would have you believe. It is also not as difficult as your would think! Giulia, an Italian woman from Genova can demonstrate this. Tired and disappointed by her job in Italy, she decided to set sail and explore the world. A few months ago she left Italy to start a round the world trip across three different continents including South ...

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