Sunday Story #10: Carlo, a nomad with a warm heart

Carlo Taglia Vagamondo

When you fall deep deep down, it takes you a while to actually realise where you are. And then, either you have the right people around you who help you to show the way out, unless you find it yourself. Or maybe you don’t. And you fall deeper and deeper until your head crashes at the bottom. That bottom, where there are no friends, no family members to whom you can stretch a hand to. In the end, you don’t want to bother anyone from “down there” anyway.

It’s not new to say that travelling is a great healer hence why so many of us hit the road with the hope that some things will change or that we are going to transform ourselves. And those of you who have become new different persons and who have found your “medicine” on the road know that being a nomad works for you.Continue Reading

Phare, The Cambodian Circus: An Art Therapy Session

Phare Cambodian Circus Art Therapy

Inhale. Exhale. Your art therapy session begins.

You pay the tuk-tuk driver who has brought you to Phare, The Cambodian Circus in Siem Reap, you walk through the main gate to buy a ticket as colourful lamps swing above your head. You see the welcoming smiles of the circus staff around you and get a warm and fuzzy feeling inside.

You pass the Phare Boutique and stop by the Phare Cafe to wait for a show. The atmosphere is peaceful and you watch as the sky changes above a big, red-topped tent with reflections of the lamps everywhere. You’re not in a rush.Continue Reading

Our Very First Outdoor Eco-Adventure in Finland

Outdoor Eco-Adventure in Finland “Well, no, we are not actually going back. We’re going to see our families and friends and then we’ll move on.” This is how we’ve been explaining our ‘European comeback’ to our friends and followers. We’ve pretty much followed our plan that we plotted in Ko Lanta in Thailand.

We flew to the beautiful Philippines, we had a wonderful time while on some outdoor eco-adventures in Malaysia and tasted some great food in Indonesia after that. We also added Cambodia to our itinerary instead of staying three weeks in Bangkok, then flew to London from there.

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Mount Kinabalu, Borneo: To Climb or Not to Climb?

Climbing Mount Kinabalu in Borneo

Whether you are a nomad who prefers to move with a step-by-step itinerary or a traveller who goes with the flow, your trip to Sabah in Malaysian Borneo would most likely include climbing Mount Kinabalu.

This majestic mountain in the National Park of Sabah welcomes both beginners and advanced hikers and climbers, and the only things that determine which route to climb are your physical conditioning, mental stamina and your travel budget.

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