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.
April 22, 2020

Diving in Tulamben III – Wide Angle

Despite the enormous popularity of USAT Liberty Wreck (read more about it in here and here) Tulamben isn’t, probably, the first pick for an underwater wide angle shooter. In […]
April 19, 2020

Hariharalaya – Yoga retreat centre in Siem Reap

didn’t speak English, so there wasn’t much way to communicate. His answer was something like: your body is like a musical instrument. You can play it in tune or out of tune. I understood those simple words, but they didn’t make much sense to me. As far as I knew, I was enough in tune, and that physical and emotional pain would lead to nowhere but ego boosting and self-justification.
March 22, 2020

Diving in Tulamben II – Black Water

Tulamben has great potential for blackwater diving, though it hasn’t yet been conveniently explored. Ocean floor drops deep very quickly and there is the Lombok straight current bringing many critters into these waters, which surface at night.
March 22, 2020

Diving in Tulamben – I Macro

Tulamben as a dive destination Tulamben is a small village, located in the Northeast coast of Bali (Indonesia), 95 km away from Ngurah Rai airport. Your […]
June 9, 2019

Cockfighting in Bali

In fact, cock fighting is a “multi-million dollar business”, with events happening periodically in every small villages, daily in the major cities, and yearly on Balinese Hindu ceremonies. Business man bet hundreds of dollars in each fight and roosters are bread in every corner, sometimes illegally imported from Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines.
July 8, 2018

Lembeh – Sulawesi, Indonesia

Lembeh is famous for the Bobbit worms (though there is a slightly smaller version of those in Amed, Bali), Lembeh sea dragons, Galaxea pipefishes (I believe they exist also somewhere In Bali, but I have never seen those in there), Flamboyant Cuttlefishes (also in Anilao), and the biggest Mandarin fishes you’d ever find. (I’ve seen them in Pemuteran, Amed and Anilao, and all were considerably smaller and shyer). The overall list is almost endless – surely you won’t find them all, but still more than you can possibly shoot.
July 3, 2017

Bull fights

important and beautiful things in life must be felt and experienced –  they cannot be explained. This same happens with aficion, literally meaning affection: an interest, an affinity, a devotion, some deep fondness, which can be used in many different contexts (sports, music, food), but acquires a deeper meaning when related to wild bulls.
November 28, 2016

Underwater Macro Photography in Philippines – Anilao 2016

That trip gave me the opportunity to understand that, and to progress on learning how to shoot, rather than what to shoot. Making a critter collection can be a beginner’s hobby, but soon becomes sterile and boring. No one will want to look at your shots, and those critters were probably seen already a hundred times,
January 20, 2016

Phong Nha Cave and Park – Vietnam

After seeing numerous caves in Vang Vieng, Laos and Tham Lod, in Thailand (these ones, absolutely stunning, for many different reasons), I didn’t really knew to […]
April 15, 2015

Rinjani mountain – Lombok, Indonesia

Apart from the Gili Islands, Rinjani mountain is probably the greatest attraction on Lombok Island. The climb, however, left me with mixed feelings, so I’ll explain why, in the following lines. There are two main itineraries to climb the mountain, and a few variants, depending on time and money spent. I believe, in normal circumstances, you’re able to do it on your own. You might not want to,
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