Christmas time in Madeira

It seems that the Madeirans become a little crazy about Christmas festivities. The cities are full of lights, music for the occasion and of course giant cribs. Read More

Arriving in Madeira was a welcome to the tropic and joy in the middle of the European winter. I have stayed in Machico, a village far from the noise and populated with white houses with terracotta roofs. The apasibity of the place envelops me and invites me to an inner travel impregnated with blue sky and semi-deserts flowers. Read More

Surrealism in and around Napoli

Napoli is for me like a India, you like or you hate it, but it does not leave you indifferent. It was a summer visit, full of tourists and very hot, between chaos and beauty. I went looking for answers to inner questions and Napoli returned me all the answers in madness. How can you go to Naples in search of inner calm? If it is more like a trip of champions than a meditation session.

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img_0376Two hours from Berlin and in the middle of the quiet German countryside this is Lebensgut. A small community of families gathered in a different relationship with the system to the big cities. In the middle of the community, fields of fruit trees and a biological garden that allows them to have first quality food, a small artisan bakery and a fragment of time that stops and transports us to another time.

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IMG_9632Arriving at Bari , I felt as if returning to a village in the French Mediterranean . After a few visited places , cities end up looking like me . The main difference between Bari and elsewhere in the South is the large number of altars to the Virgin Mary . I had the impression of seeing one at each corner . At the end altars, are confused with the blue sky, ice cream, pizzas and more have crossed hospitable people . Read More

The ghost town : Matera

“Once absent from this world my most gracious beloved , was the city before alluded as stripped widow … ” Dante Alighieri

I arrived in Matera by night, despite all my attempts to arrive early . The first impression left me cold : lonely mysterious shadows on streets , a dizzying canyon in the center of town , deserted mountains full of caves, solitary cats . Read More

Couchsurfing is not free, most know before going to an event or to request accommodation. The hosts and organizers expect communication, participation and responsiveness. But sometimes the expectations are very high and our energies very low. Read More

Good vibe in Ljubljana

Mix of cultures, food, architecture and geography. Hippy capital, alternative spaces . Ljubljana joins the new and the old , in a city to human scale . Where the calm of its inhabitants affirms the strength of the city . Read More

Even the ducks hide in winter, a few foolhardy tourists who come to tour the lake or gorges. Well, that has some privileges lake with snow becomes magical and an incredible place to meditate and create stories. Read More