Volterra is a medieval town in Valdicecina, Tuscany, populated by real people, with real activities (including tourism), compared to San Gimignano (next post), which is a popular destination that lives and earns (profusely) solely upon the tourist industry. Continue reading
By 10:00 am the authorities had closed all accesses to the Rock and, to avoid the public force, the locals would take alternative roads. Continue reading
Northern Light (Aurora Borealis) is a big attraction in the Icelandic winter, but it’s not so easy to catch. It depends on the intensity of the solar wind, the interaction between the interplanetary and the earth magnetic fields and – obviously – the weather, all factors on which the human will has no influence whatsoever. Continue reading
The road to Santa Clara
From Playa Ancon, we took the perilous road 152 that goes passed Trinidad, up North, through the Topes de Collantes mountain range. We were heading to Santa Clara, for a quick visit to the Che Guevara Memorial. Continue reading
Everybody in this island and outside looks at Cuba’s future with a mix of expectation and worry. Some of its more characteristic features are in danger. Its famous vintage cars, to be sure, are doomed to disappear. But also less futile worries concern its delicate, untouched environment, menaced by a more conspicuous and ubiquitous tourism. We visited South and West of the Habana to assess the state of the disease .