Category: PICS

Bustarviejo, Europe

50 kilometres away from Madrid, Bustarviejo (or Bustar) is the right place to be if you feel like being nowhere. Lit up your pipe and stroll around, and start writing a novel: Bustar...

From a Sama-Bajau village

One of the greates maritime people of Southeast Asia, the Sama-Bajau live in communities spread all over the Martaban Gulf, the Malacca Straits, the Sulu Sea, Borneo, the Celebes Sea and the seas...

Ghana is kind: some places I definitely approve

Ghana treated me extremely well and today I’d like to inflect the beauty of this kind country – my first time in sub-Saharan Africa – with a list of 10 places. Ten places...

Hotel de France, Kano: sleeping in history

One thing I’ve learned in Nigeria: old hotels suck, new establishments give you some hope. But there’re a few exceptions, and the Hotel de France in Kano is one of them. This hotel...

Manengouba lakes, Cameroon at its best

The twin crater lakes of Manengouba are perhaps the most delightful place I have ever visited in Cameroon (Maroua and Kribi are on the list too). Just a three-hour walk from Bangem (and...

Alternative Pulau Siladen: a visual tour

Siladen Island, Bunaken National Park, North Sulawesi: 450-500 inhabitants, 81 households, 1.1 km long and 0.6 km wide. Intimate and harmonious, Siladen gave me exactly what I was looking for – and didn’t...

African interiors: the descreet charm of objects (2/2)

Welcome to the second episode of my personal selection of African objects and spaces. It seems that you – well, some of you 🙂 – appreciated the first post, so here I am!...

African interiors: the discreet charm of objects (1/2)

Travelling to Africa offers us wonderful sights, countless memories, amazing encounters. But beside the landscapes, the experiences, and the people, what also capture our attention is the aesthetics of the objects and spaces...

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