Ethiopia (3): Actions speak louder than words

Who of us haven’t heard of Ethiopia and its everlasting dramatic situation? We barely know where exactly on the map Ethiopia is but most of us heard of its enormous problems. We’ve heard about celebrities visiting the country trying to rescue orphans or donation programmes to prevent poverty, hunger or lack of education. We all […]

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Ethiopia (2): Knockin On Devils Door

They say that good girls go to heaven and bad girls go anywhere they want. One thing is for sure: curious girls go to Ethiopia and they knock on the devils door. You might have read about it, you might have heard about it but the truth is that nothing can truly prepare you for […]

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Ethiopia (1): Where science fiction becomes reality

Why do two colours, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? No. ~ Pablo Picasso Ethiopia what have you done to me? It took me only four days to miss and appreciate my daily routine that I have back home. How many things we take for granted, we only realise […]

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Zanzibar (2): Life is a daring adventure, or nothing.

Do you know which brain chemicals are responsible for being attracted to the opposite extremes? If you do, let me know, because I feel my chemicals really misbehave, play tricks, leave me confused. It’s time to teach them a lesson. When I chose to go to Zanzibar I had two things in mind: diving deep […]

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Zanzibar (1): How far would you go to protect a secret?

   Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. ― Roald Dahl Zanzibar is an island, that allures travellers for so many reasons. To start with the name — it works like a […]

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Madagascar (3): A pumpkin sun in a blue sky

Chemistry is everywhere. If you’ve been to enough places, you will certainly agree that sex tourism is nothing surprising and it is present in many, many regions, not only in Thailand. How come I was still surprised about it in Madagascar? Maybe because in my dreams it was a pure, virgin (what an irony) island […]

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Madagascar (2): Turn your dreams into memories

When it comes to the wonderful world of flavours, vanilla is my number one: unobtrusive but powerful, elegant but playful, frivolous and chic. No need to add much, it emphatically proves that the quality always beats the quantity. Think about it: vanilla-curry prawns, vanilla-raspberry cake

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Madagascar (1): In your wildest dreams

Some time ago I was writing about Marshallese hello meaning ‘you are the rainbow’. I found it profoundly deep and beautiful. In the European culture (and most others as I investigated*) the rainbow is a symbol of beauty, promise and enlightenment…

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