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)

An adventure on two rails. Step 5: Munich (Germany)

After a night in the open at the Austrian train station of Villach, a 7.20 am we take the train which will allow us to cross that small piece of Austria and to reach Munich. The train is one of the best ones ever taken: the compartment is empty and the seats can be joined in the … Continua a leggere An adventure on two rails. Step 5: Munich (Germany)

An adventure on two rails. Step 4: Ljubljana (Slovenia)

In Ljubljana, arrived by train in the late afternoon from Bled lake, we are welcomed by Nika, a girl I knew two summers ago in Rotterdam, because she was also hosted by the same girls with Couchsurfing. We had met for few hours and two years are gone, but in spyte of everything she welcomes us with a big smile … Continua a leggere An adventure on two rails. Step 4: Ljubljana (Slovenia)

7 Countries in 30 days. Step 3: Bruxelles (Belgium)

The banks of the Rhine accompany me away from the German mountains, towards the Belgian plain. Boats and barges are moving slowly on the large river, while on the opposite bank I see passing little quaint villages, still intact, unchanged for centuries,  guarded by the castles perched on the hills behind. Bayreuth, Nuremberg, Koln, Aachen: in half … Continua a leggere 7 Countries in 30 days. Step 3: Bruxelles (Belgium)

7 Paesi in 30 giorni. Tappa 3: Bruxelles (Belgio)

La sponda del Reno mi accompagna lontano dalle montagne tedesche, verso la pianura belga. Barche e chiatte si muovono lente sul largo fiume, mentre sulla sponda opposta vedo passare piccoli villaggi caratteristici, ancora intatti, immutati da secoli, sorvegliati dai castelli arroccati sui colli retrostanti. Bayreuth, Norimberga, Colonia, Aachen: in mezza giornata 4 tappe, ma non … Continua a leggere 7 Paesi in 30 giorni. Tappa 3: Bruxelles (Belgio)

7 Countries in 30 days. Step 2: Bayreuth (Germany)

The journey by train from Munich to Nuremberg is quiet boring. I'm leaving a little bit tired and already after few minutes I can't wait to get off that train crowded with commuters. But, once I change the train in the city of the famous trials, I like this one more. It is small and slowly creeps … Continua a leggere 7 Countries in 30 days. Step 2: Bayreuth (Germany)

7 Countries in 30 days. Step 1: Munich (Germany)

Joy, excitement, some fear, a sense of freedom. At the Bologna train station a guy gives me a pat on my backpack and screams: Go to Padua! Padua!!. Surely, he had mistaken me for a foreigner traveling in Italy and he's encouraging me to visit his hometown, of which he is proud. I have to … Continua a leggere 7 Countries in 30 days. Step 1: Munich (Germany)

Il re dei travestimenti

Il conte lo chiamano. E osservandolo si capisce il perché. Dai lunghi capelli neri, lisci, curati, fino ai pantaloni di velluto, passando per giacca scura semicoperta dalla maglia in acetato di una vecchia tuta da ginnastica, che poggiata sulle spalle con le maniche semi avvolte attorno al collo gli fa da scialle, tutti gli accessori … Continua a leggere Il re dei travestimenti