Well its been a while… Not sure if I fell off writing because I am disconnected from myself, or vice versa. If not writing drifted me off my own self.
Making peace with Rome is coming to terms with myself. Continue reading
::Like everything else in life, it started with a decision. I wanted Rome. And somehow, I guess, Rome wanted me.
A year ago I changed my life.
I stopped waiting for someone else to open the door or show me the way: I passed my arm between the bars and opened the cage myself. Continue reading
Italy essence is not only made of fabulous pasta and uplifting wine. There is something else that gives this country a special touch, a very distinctive feature: its people. Continue reading
From the ruins, comes life. And from both comes Rome.
Chaos and beauty. Noise and emptiness. Hoards of people and lonely travelers, like me.
I walked the city I once died for, living the exclusion and loneliness that followed me across the Ocean. I am mad at Rome. I stand at the bridge of Castel Sant’Angelo overlooking the Vatican.
I talk to her: I came here for you to fix me.
And she answered: You go places so they can fix you and finally find your track. And they can’t. That is your right and obligation. A curse and a blessing. Free will. Your responsibility.
When you see your life in ruins there is no one out there to blame. No place feels like home until we find it within ourselves.
My favorite way to see this wonderful continent is by train. For me there is no better way of living travels. Landscapes passing one after the other, from a safe and comfortable train. With no restriction on baggage weight. In the era of everything rushed and fast, train travel gives you time. “Slow” train travel it is a privilege during these “fast times”.
Here I share my experience traveling from the everlasting Roma passing through the incredible magical Ljubljana in Slovenia, arrive to the dream come true that is Zagreb in Croatia and end this train adventure in Imperial Vienna.
I call this a fantastic way of starting this fantastic new year 🙂
Grab a good book, bring yourself snacks and drinks and enjoy the scene Continue reading
As many of you know I started my trip in April this year, but the truth is I started it many years ago, when I was just a kid with big dreams of travel. I left my office job, my nice apartment in a small comfortably well-known city in the US to go on a one way trip.
I just knew the three first stops, after that… Who knew? Continue reading
“Love is my sin, and thy dear virtue hate, hate of my sin. Grounded on sinful loving” – W.S. Continue reading