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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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Greece from north to south, time with friends and fragments from the road

Greece from north to south, time with friends and fragments from the road

So finally here we are: Athens. For all those traveling east is a long (and maybe non-sense) detour, but not for us. Sophia and Edu were waiting for us and we were looking forward to meet them again: last time we were together was eight years ago, in Bologna. Sharing time with them and their kids, being part of their everyday life with our out-of-the-ordinary presence, their hospitality and the sense of belonging, of being home: strong and warm feelings,…

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Working on the website: new languages management

Working on the website: new languages management

We are taking our time in Athens also to fix some issues on the website. There is now a new system to switch from one language to the other: we are using categories (English – Italiano – Français) to keep the three separate instead of the plug-in we used before. The website will show all the languages to everybody, no matter your browser or your location but you can move from one to the other just browsing through categories. We…

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