Linee di Nazca - Colibrì

Nazca lines: the work of evolved civilizations, aliens or whatever?

The Nazca Lines are still one of the greatest archaeological mysteries to decipher. In an arid coastal plain of Peru, near the city of Nazca and about 450 km south of the capital Lima, there are hundreds of geoglyphs (drawings traced in the ground) depicting animals (monkey, hummingbirds, spider, whale, lizard, condor, dog and others), plants, geometric figures and various designs, extended even for a few kilometers. But what do they represent? Who tracked them? Why?

Inca City of Machu Picchu: ecstasy or disappointment?

Is it worth going to Machu Picchu? What makes it unique is the place itself, a city built on top of a mountain, surrounded by the Peruvian Andes mountain. Its beauty can be elevated by the mystical and mysterious atmosphere that creates clouds, fog and sun. It's probably a destination more for tourists than for travellers, but it's a place where each of us, once in our lives, should go. Let's see all the ways, information and costs to get to Machu Picchu by yourself.
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Tromso: the Arctic capital where you see the Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun

The Arctic capital is the city where you can see the northern lights and the midnight sun. It's also a strategic point for a trip to the North Cape, Svalbard Islands and Lofoten Islands with the Hurtigruten.
Norway - Bodo - port

Bodø: strategic city, gateway to the Lofoten Islands and Arctic lands

Bodø (pronounced Bùda) is a small but strategical city. It is in fact the first port north of the Arctic Circle, the starting point to reach the Lofoten Islands with the northern terminus of the Norwegian railway and gateway to the Arctic lands. The current center is a mix of wooden houses, brick houses, blocks up to 10 floors high, quite luxurious hotels with large windows. The surrounding landscape is certainly fascinating: Nordland's largest city is surrounded by the rugged Børvasstindan mountains, Bodømarka forest and numerous small islands.
Norway - Trondheim - Kayaking on the river Nidelva

Trondheim: wooden houses on the fjord and Nidaros Cathedral

Trondheim was a beautiful discovery: a largely pedestrian city where you can walk quietly between cobbled streets and historic bridges, with many wooden houses and the Gothic-style cathedral, a culinary tradition influenced by both the land and the waters of the fjord, a lively and attractive atmosphere thanks to the largest university in Norway.

Oslo: not only snow and cold but also great maritime traditions

I had always associated Norway with snow, cold and northern lights. But of course there's much more. The Norwegians have great seafaring traditions, from Vikings to Arctic explorations. And not only that...
- immersione con gli squali senza gabbia

Beqa Lagoon: sharks diving without cage

Up to eight different species of sharks can be seen in Fiji: blacktip, white-tip, grey, silver, tawny, tiger, lemon and bull sharks. Obviously sharks are the centerpiece of the dive but the ocean could also be crowded with Labori Maori fish, rainbow, giant carango, moray, groupers, rays, turtles and over 400 species of tropical coral reef fish. In short, those who hate aquariums and want to see free animals in their natural habitat must come here.
Isla Holbox - Mexico - plankton bioluminescence

Isla Holbox: backpackers between whale sharks and plankton

Far from the madness of Cancun and the tourists of the Riviera Maya, in Isla Holbox you could swim with whale sharks and see the bioluminescence of the plankton.

Mayan civilization: travel to Palenque, Yaxchilan and Tulum

Archaeologists believe that the appearance of the Mayan civilization dates about back to 2500 BC. Over the centuries they have become phenomenal astronomers, studying perfectly the movements of stars and planets. I've been in some of their cities: Palenque, Yaxchilan and Tulum.

Chiapas: unmissable excursions in southern Mexico

On my trip to Mexico, Chiapas totally conquered me. Adventurous excursions in Chiapas with monkeys, parrots and crocodiles between Mayan cities, forests, jungles, woods, canyons, waterfalls, rivers and caves. The nature of the southernmost State of Mexico is incredible.