Ma va’ là podcast #3 Nowruz edition: music and more music (with two intermezzos)!

Ma va’ là podcast #3 Nowruz edition: music and more music (with two intermezzos)!

We don’t know if a bi-monthly recurrence is common for podcasts but it sounds like a good timing for us. This third podcast is mainly about music – with two different intermezzos. Recording conditions are never the best possible but, as you know, we have this punkish attitude that keeps telling us that it’s better to have something published for you to listen to instead of aiming for perfection (that never exists anyway). This podcast comes just a few days…

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“Four Turkish words”, a travel story for the World Nomads Writing Scholarship 2019 (+ the bizarre feeling of time in travel)

“Four Turkish words”, a travel story for the World Nomads Writing Scholarship 2019 (+ the bizarre feeling of time in travel)

A month has passed since we published something on this blog. But time is a bizarre entity when traveling like this (and even more since we’ve entered Iran). Furthermore, my writing was focused on two different projects: the first was a song that a friend asked me for his band‘s new album; the second one was a short travel story to apply for the World Nomads Writing Scholarship 2019. It’s about an adventure we lived in Turkey in November 2018,…

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Across Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan in pictures: take a look at our Facebook page

Across Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan in pictures: take a look at our Facebook page

We published just two photo galleries here on the website (Greece and the Balkans) after creating albums on our Facebook page. But photos increase in number and internet connections are not always fast enough: uploading pictures on Facebook and here takes a huge amount of time. Since our Fb page is public, even those of you who do not have an account can read what we write and take a look at the pictures as we post them. So here’s…

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Two very different days on the bike & cooking adventures abroad: the first comics about our trip are here!

Two very different days on the bike & cooking adventures abroad: the first comics about our trip are here!

Some of you may know that Mery has the gift of drawing and you may also know that she mainly uses it for her job, creating beautiful characters and images for her activities with children. She is not a professional but she has a great hand and an interesting out-of-the-box creative approach (that’s why she also helped me a few times when I was free-lancing in PR and marketing, many years ago). While I was working on the audio editing…

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Ma va’ là podcast #2 is here: of the absence of silence, Italian cooking, your imagination and many more sounds (well, a few)

Ma va’ là podcast #2 is here: of the absence of silence, Italian cooking, your imagination and many more sounds (well, a few)

Long time no speak! But here we are. A quiet afternoon/evening in Tbilisi, a few glasses of good wine and two months or recorded sounds: the second podcast from our trip is ready. We decided to keep the same format as the first one because we’ve had positive feedbacks and because we believe it’s a good way for us to share with you our experience on the road. The attitude is always “live” and DIY. Punkish. We are not aiming…

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Of kilometers, kindness and so many ways to live your life: our wishes for 2019

Of kilometers, kindness and so many ways to live your life: our wishes for 2019

Our friends know that we are not big fans of festivities, especially the ones you are supposed to be willing to celebrate (from birthdays and anniversaries to religious holidays…) but in the passage from one year to the next one there is something of a ritual, something symbolic – even if for many people we know the real new start is September. Anyway. Most of the time intimate and full of expectations (get rid of them!), the countdown to January…

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Turkish sketches (of hospitality and letting go, a lot of çay and gratitude)

Turkish sketches (of hospitality and letting go, a lot of çay and gratitude)

Entering Turkey meant a new stage in our journey, not just because we left Europe for Asia, the continent we’ll be cycling for the months to come. Sure, Europe – even in its Balkan way – is familiar to us whereas Turkey is new. But there’s more. First: hospitality. We had been told about but we weren’t expecting what we’ve found: Turkish people are welcoming and warm and helpful beyond imagination. And second: letting go (or how our minds changed…

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Arrivederci, Mediterraneo!

Arrivederci, Mediterraneo!

I’ve always felt the Mediterranean as part of what I am. I think that there is a shared feeling among the people who’s countries look onto the sea that the Romans used to call “mare nostrum” (our sea); like a common sensitivity, maybe not always noticeable or clear, sometimes just laying behind the surface. Mediterranean: “in between the lands”. Which lands? Africa, Asia, Europe. Three continents and a lot of history. I remember a map I bought while I was…

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Ma va’ là! Pedala! The first podcast from our bike trip is all about… sounds!

Ma va’ là! Pedala! The first podcast from our bike trip is all about… sounds!

It took us about 2 months, 3.000 kilometers, lots of recordings, a few discussions and a quiet afternoon in a beautiful house that Firat (from Warmshowers) left for us in a small village on (our) way from Izmir to Istanbul… but here we are! The first episode of our podcast is ready for you to listen. It’s almost “live”: we didn’t want to spend more time than needed to make it sound like a professional work because we are not…

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