There is so much gold in St. Peter’s Basilica

It didn't matter where we've come from - from east, west, north or south - which language was that we called our mother tongue, which was the colour of our skin or the shape of our eyes - there was something we all shared at that moment. A feeling of wowness, a feeling of smallness. … Continue reading There is so much gold in St. Peter’s Basilica

Exploring the living old parts of Rome

One of the things I like the most in any European city is simply the streets. Not that you can find any sort of pattern, mind me. But I like that these streets were not built for cars. I adore how intrinsicate, narrow, wavy or even steep they can be. I love the way buildings … Continue reading Exploring the living old parts of Rome

A short and hot visit to Mérida, México

When I arrived to Mérida I thought I wouldn't go passed the bus station. The city was flooded. Heavy and sudden rains had transformed the streets and the roads in rivers. And while my bus drove through the waters, I could only think about my backpack stored in the luggage compartment and pray that the … Continue reading A short and hot visit to Mérida, México

The spiritual experience of Palenque

Surrounded and literally digged out of the jungle of Chiapas, the ruins of Palenque are certainly an obligatory stop for any archaeological geek - it was one the most fantastic places I visited in Mexico and just think about the fact that it is estimated than only 10% of this ancient city has been "recovered". … Continue reading The spiritual experience of Palenque

Indigenous culture lives on in San Cristobal de las Casas

I felt like an happy kid would feel if he or she discovered santa claus is actually real, when I learned Mayan culture isn't extinguished and lives on in small communities where families pass their traditions, their craftsmanship, their knowledge, their rituals and their language. And there were two very interesting people who took on … Continue reading Indigenous culture lives on in San Cristobal de las Casas

The art of San Cristóbal de las Casas

It's been hard for me to sit down and go through all my photos from Mexico, write about what I visited, seen, explored and experienced. There is still so much content I want to continue to share. But let's just say coming back from this trip wasn't a treat. I just enjoy travelling probably a … Continue reading The art of San Cristóbal de las Casas

San Cristóbal de Las Casa, un pueblo mágico, indeed

It was love at first sight. I was still not quite there but the road leading the way was already sending me some very positive signals. I had flown from Mexico City to the state of Chiapas - the poorest in Mexico. I was going to spend two days and two nights in San Cristóbal. … Continue reading San Cristóbal de Las Casa, un pueblo mágico, indeed

A brief visit to Coyoacán

My time in Mexico City was limited. As I wrote here before, I soon realised I wasn't be able to see as much as I'd like. Aside from being rich in museums and such a an artistic culture, the capital of Mexico is also an intricate combination of different neighbours with something unique and exclusive. … Continue reading A brief visit to Coyoacán