An adventure on two rails. Step 7: Arles and Camargue (France)

To leave Montpellier is sad, because we enjoyed it, but also because the one of Arles will be our last stop. Once again, for eight days now, we fill our InterRail ticket and we reach the small city of western Provence. We will spend two nights in a room for rent, which in reality is a microscopic claustrophobic attic, which … Continua a leggere An adventure on two rails. Step 7: Arles and Camargue (France)

An adventure on two rails. Step 6: Montpellier (France)

After 19 hours travelling on 8 trains, maybe any city would have seemed a Paradise, but Montpellier really impress us in a positive way. Nice, live, colorful: it tastes of sea and cheerfulness. We arrive for lunch time and we eat an half of water melon bought from a greengrocer. We visit the city walking with … Continua a leggere An adventure on two rails. Step 6: Montpellier (France)

7 Countries in 30 days. Step 8: Amsterdam and surroundings (Netherlands)

The smell of fresh herring on the port's stalls says goodbye to me while I'm going to take my train at Rotterdam station. The Dutch capital city is waiting for me: I will spend 5 days there with Alberto, who is coming there from Florence by plane. I meet him near the station of Amsterdam and we … Continua a leggere 7 Countries in 30 days. Step 8: Amsterdam and surroundings (Netherlands)

7 Countries in 30 days. Step 7: Rotterdam (Netherlands)

The morning is cloudy, as they have all been since I arrived in Be-ne-lux, but I hope for the sun. Today Rotterdam is waiting for me. It is Sunday, so when I arrive I start to search for a church. At the only one I find, mass has just finished. An old Peruvian lady says that what counts … Continua a leggere 7 Countries in 30 days. Step 7: Rotterdam (Netherlands)

7 Countries in 30 days. Step 6: Delft (Netherlands)

I wake up with the sound of thunder: it's raining hard. I hope, going in Holland, to get away from the rain. When I arrive in Delft, after a couple of trains, it is nice to see again Barbara after so much time. I met her in 2007, when she was a guest of the camping in which … Continua a leggere 7 Countries in 30 days. Step 6: Delft (Netherlands)

The violet flowers of Campulung

The chimney of the old chemical factory acts as a sentinel to the city, as a bleak lighthouse that from the hill indicates the presence of the place which was the first capital of Romania, and which is now considered a little bit more than a village. Andrei guides me safely, riding his bike, avoiding … Continua a leggere The violet flowers of Campulung