my travel blog

In between paid works and life enjoyment, I've covered some events, festivals, and dives. Have a look at my last adventures through these blog posts.
February 16, 2020

Sumba Island – general views and thoughts

Having said so, most of the Sumbanese I knew (despite on most cases, verbal communication not being so great), were good-hearted, loyal, reliable people. It was far easier to get invited to a party or a family celebration than in Bali – not to say the Balinese, aren’t hospitable! Indeed, they are, but I found Sumbanese society to be far more open.
March 19, 2019

Besakih temple (Karangasem, Bali)

There is incense and flower, and often food, smell; there are the colourful parasols, flags and penjors; the ladies’ kebayas and sarongs; the gambelan music sound, the bells and mantras, the crowd and the children chatting, the women dancing, the numerous offerings… There will be people eating outside (some temples inside, as well), smoking… It not just part of life – it is life!
December 23, 2016

Angkor – Cambodia

Angkor is the Sanskrit word for “city”, and was the capital of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th centuries (aprox.). It’s totally area is estimated to be around 1000 square kilometres.
April 29, 2016

Trunyan Cemetery

On one side, there are around 12 bamboo cages, where the corpses lye, covered in clothes and plastics, left to decompose. Nearby, there is a pile of offerings, bones, and eventually skulls – the ones that were forced to leave their cage, as another corpse took their place.
January 11, 2016

Hoi-An and Duy-Hai – Vietnam

The old city is surrounded by watercourses, which host many fishing boats, including the traditional basket ones. These ingenuous, funny looking, bamboo made boats were a way to avoid french taxation on regular boats on the colonial era. Lift nets are also widely used. Take some time to drive your motorcycle or pedal bike near the river and enjoy the views over the rice fields and vegetable gardens. 
December 4, 2015

Long-neck women in Thailand (Ban Na Soi)

azy to investigate further, there was some sort of fascination about it. Why would these women self mutilate in such a way? Was it purely aesthetics? Was it some sort of captivity? I heard that after many years wearing brass rings, the neck muscles couldn’t hold the head anymore (not true, at least, in the majority of cases).
November 20, 2015

Ayutthaya historical city – Thailand

I found it was the former capital of the Ayutthaya / Siam kingdom, erected from the decline of the Khmer empire, on the 14th Century and lasting until the 18th, when destroyed and burned by the Burmese (1867). The kingdom was slightly smaller than actual Thailand.
April 14, 2014

Camino de Santiago: 2 – from la Meseta to Santiago

On the worst day, we did only 18 km. Woke up under a layer of snow, got a little sun in the morning, but it started raining before lunch. Still, wet from the previous day, we decided to put a halt on it before lunchtime, arriving to a hostel, which seemed to be closed. Besides, it was totally uninteresting. Hadn’t it been the only within a huge mile range, we would have picked another one.
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