Blog of the zapatista caravan, arrived by sea in Europe, and who should arrive soon in Italy as well:
la Buca delle Fate – close to Piombino (Toscany) Cala Bianca – close to Palinuro (Cilento) La Valle della Luna (Sardina) (avoid July and august, too many people and problems with police) If you have some other suggestions, write me!
USE-IT stands for no-nonsense tourist info for young people. USE-IT maps and websites are made by young locals, are not commercial, free, and up-to-date. Some also have a visitors desk, mostly run by volunteers. Every USE-IT publishes a Map for Young Travellers that will guide you through the city in a no-nonsense way. Click on the city to get a free printable version. https://www.use-it.travel/home
Ho da poco fatto una selezione della musica che più mi piace in questo periodo (chiamata modestamente TOP BEST), cercando di limitarmi a un brano per autore. E’ fatta su una piattaforma musicale streaming che si chiama TIDAL, che ha la più alta qualità in streaming. Puoi fare un periodo di prova gratuito di 3 mesi, registrandoti QUI (e ricordandoti di cancellare l’iscrizione prima della fine del periodo). Se vuoi ascolare la playlist, ecco il LINK!
This little city on the Andes near Cajamarca still keeps a fashion of ancient times. Here I met Susan, a corageous Duch women with a son, Yannick, affected by the down sidrome. She decided to stay and built up and organization supporting down people: Proyecto Yannick. Thanks to her I get to be hosted by Carlos and Tania, a family of artists, in their interesting circular house, just outside the city. There I learnt a useful technique to keep the dogs away: prentend to take a stone from the ground and launching at them. Generally it worked out!
Bora and Huitoto communities who were originally from Putumayo (Colombia) and moved in Peru after the atrocities committed by the Arana family. They live in villages 8-hour of boat away from Pebas. As you can see, alcohol is a big problem.
Pebas is a little village on the Amazon river, between Leticia and Iquitos. I arrived there thanks to a girl met in Brazil, Carolina who told me about a lovely family who used to host travelers.
In Peru there is this religious group who call themselves “Israelitas”. They don’t cut their hair and beard and the women cover their hair. Their sacred place is a little village on the Amazon river, called “Altomonte de Israel”, but you can see isrealitas everywhere in the country. They will be very happy if you call them “hermanito” or “hermanita”.
Alter do Chao is probably one of the most alternative and hippie meeting point of the Brazilian Amazon. Surrounded by eco-communities, its clear water, free from crocodils (Jakarè) and piranhas allow you to swim. Just be careful to the electric race and to that little fish who enter your penis if you pee in the water!