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Beatriz Coningham

When in Dar, Go to Zanzibar!

By | Africa | 4 Comments

  A great thing about travel, for me, is that often enough references I have about how things should be done, get quickly shattered. It teaches me that there are many ways to live life and some things that seem so important to me, others couldn’t care less about. And…

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The Cathedral of Brasilia, Brazil

In the Heart of Brasilia, Brazil, Love is Hard to Find

By | Latin America | No Comments

A family event brought me back to Brasilia and led me into some of the insides of living in this city which has always been an intriguing place to me. “The infra-structure is good”, tells me a young resident. “Traffic is good, there are many options of restaurants and violence in the Pilot Plan is low. But people who live here are somewhat snobbish and making friends, if you haven’t lived here for a long time, is difficult. Being in school has helped me. If you depend on meeting people only through work it is much harder.” Young male residents go further. I was puzzled to hear that, in a city in which there are so many young and single people, meeting someone from the opposite sex is a struggle: “If you can pick up a girl in Brasilia, you can pick up a girl anywhere in the world.” The perception of my interlocutors is that the longer time residents prefer to keep a distance, and being invited to someone’s home, for example, is very rare. Goiania, a city located a couple hours from Brasilia, is different, I am told. It is much more welcoming. So how does a city of almost 3,000,000 inhabitants manufacture this kind of loneliness?

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The Kali Gandaki from Kagbeni, Nepal

Kagbeni, Lower Mustang, Nepal

By | Asia | No Comments

Visiting some places feels like you are travelling in time. This is how I felt in Kagbeni, a small village northwest of Kathmandu, in the Annapurna region, that proudly hosts the gate to Upper Mustang, one of the more remote and still partially restricted areas of Nepal.

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At the summit of Mount Rinjani, Indonesia

Mount Rinjani In and Out

By | Asia | One Comment

Indonesia is definitely one of the most exotic places I have ever seen. When an opportunity came up to be there on business, I knew it would be a remarkable trip. Travelling for work, though, meant I wasn’t going to have too much free time to explore the country. What…

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Jagat Lama, Nepal, 2010

Independent Local Guide in Nepal

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Travelling to many different places for work or on personal quests, I try to hire independent guides and local guiding services. From now on, whenever I encounter someone who has provided a great service, I would like to add them to this website.To inaugurate this idea I want to mention Jagat Lama,…

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