East - magic East...

"Tradition and contradictions, costumes, who knows how youlooked when you really were the Far East!


Too bad not having known you before, at least a century before, to discover still in your purest essence. I arrived late but you are running too fast.

One thing this unbridled and super develpoed West was unable to take you: your calm, your serenity, the slowness which your waters and your days flow, your people moves, under a skyscraper or inside a mud hut.

And this is something that West will envy you forever. "


click on the pictures if you want to read the report of the journey

 

The land of the kindness and of the courtesy. A journey in one of the most stunning Countries. Get lost in the crazy Grand Bazar of Tehran, admire the bagdir in Yazd, the desert in Toudeshk, the magic Isfahan or the ancient tradtional houses Kashan.

 

Japan as you have never seen it. From Fukuoka Port to the Mountains of Dewa Sanzan till to the amazing Tokyo.

 

South Korea: the amazing Seoul, the difficult relations with the cousin neighbour of the north, the folk of the inner cities till to the crazy Busan

 

From the magical Istanbul to surprising Cappadocia, to the extravagant Pamukkale, till the epic Hierapolis and Ephesus to end on the Aegean coast in Kusadasi and Izmir. Surprise ending!

 

Last episode of our amazing trip around the Far East ... Drum roll! Let the show begin!

 

Just the name makes us imagine the jungle tribes, surfers, fighting roosters, sea, peace and tranquility: Welcome to Bali!

 

From the shining Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, from the amazing Borneo to the proud Brunei...

 

From the ruins of Angkor Wat to the suffering Phnom Penh, from the tunnels in Cu Chi to the chaotic Saigon via Nha Trang's beaches and the beauty of Hoi An till the majestic Ha Long Bay

 

 

One month travelling around, from the mystic Laos to the marvellous beaches of Southern Thailand

 

Wonderful journey to discover Thailand's most hidden. From Bangkok to the north and further north ...  around  temples, floating markets, muay thai, massage and roastings.

 

Short pit stop in chaotic Bangkok and then we dive into the amazing, discussed and wonderful Burma.

 

Our second month in India. Between marriages, sea, mountain and sacred places ...

 

We enter the incredibe India. A world apart introduces itself to our enchanted eyes.

 

Our great adventure discovering the Far East starts. Here we are in the mystic: Nepal.

 

Even after seven months in Afghanistan I soon go back to the Middle East ready for new adventures...

 

Last four months in the hell... Tales...

 

Small break discovering the mysterious land around the arabic Gulf...

 

My hard experience in a Country forgotten by God ... Actually my first four months in the hell...

 

Unfortunately just few but intense hours to taste, love and discover this mysterious and full of ancient traditions land, with the thought of come back here, properly, in the future...

 

A trip to the borders of Asia. By Islam, oil and silent Qatar to Buddhist, hyper-technological and hyper active Hong Kong through the old Macau...

 

A journey back time. We have re-path the roads and places lived by Jesus through three nations and through the history. We have enchanted in front of the Weeping Wall. The Dead Sea, Petra of the Nabatei, the Wadi Rum with Lawrence of Arabia: stages unrivalled.

 

Ceylon. An island so far away from us, from our culture, our way of life. An unfortunate land that lately has also lived the drama "tsunami" as well as the continued attacks of the "Tamil Tigers". Buddhist world in all its facets, all the animals encountered along the way but above all the wonderful people known in the far south, the voluntary Belgian, the Tamil orphans opened my eyes and pinched my "ego".

 

Departure from Milan: -10 °. Landing in Ho Chi Minh City: 28 °. Two worlds apart in all the senses. A land full of contrasts, from the vivid colors of the dunes Mui Nè to the legendary Mekong. For the first time in my life I have been really charmed by everything that happened every day, every minute, around me ...

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