My first work exchange experience – Tuscany

When I decided to start trav­el­ing and live like locals do, work exchange seemed like the per­fect match. Work away is a plat­form that reunites peo­ple who need vol­un­teers with vol­un­teers (details about it in my other post). The hosts give the vol­un­teer board and meals for free, while the vol­un­teer repays them by work­ing a… 

Amsterdam – the city which wants you to be and stay happy

Ams­ter­dam is the city cap­i­tal of the Nether­lands. I would shortly say it is about beau­ti­ful peo­ple, hap­pi­ness, sport, fast liv­ing, multi cul­tur­al­ity, Anne Franck, open minds, sexxi­nes and tasty food. Did I say bicy­cles? How did I for­get about that? the 1.000.000 Bicy­cles of Ams­ter­dam Ams­ter­dam has about 1.000.000 bicy­cles and 842.000 inhab­i­tants. That makes the city very… 

FIVE REGRETS

It is a long time I wanted to write this post and even­tu­ally the right time came now. The post is about death and the choices we make in life. Maybe you have already heard or read about the book of Bron­nie Ware TOP FIVE REGRETS OF THE DYING I have read the book last year, hang­ing in a… 

Zakynthos – one of the seven wonders of the Ionian Islands

I have spent one week in Zante, or Zakyn­thos as non greek speak­ers call it. A beau­ti­ful island like all the other six in the Ionian sea. I fell in love with the Ionian Islands long before I have seen them. It was while lis­ten­ing to a friend of mine, telling sto­ries about their beauty…. 

My first week in Greece – my first adventure

Imag­ine a solo trav­eler girl like me, buy­ing a flight ticket to Zakyn­thos in Greece, not know­ing any­thing about the island I would land to. I only knew one thing: I would sleep in my tent in a camp­ing by the sea. I have cho­sen to sleep in a camp­ing because the prices for rooms… 

Little money for big travels

This post is about web­sites that have changed the travel game in the past 5 years. Why? Because money, or the lack of it, was the cause that kept so many travel enthu­si­asts at home, instead on the road.  Those flex­i­ble to give up the tur­ist stan­dard pro­file, of pre­paid hol­i­day in shiny resorts…have ben­e­fited…

No courage to travel? Check these people out!

What is this post about? it is about Inse­cu­ri­ties! You think I know what I am doing and why I am doing it? There are days in which I ask myself..hack Gabi, why are you on the road again, on  a ship, in a plane,  or walk­ing for hours?  Why are you sit­ting half a day… 

Interview with nomads who make a living on the way

This is the story of Olivia and Alex They are nomads since 2012 and an exam­ple of how you can trade some­thing you do not like in your life for some­thing you do. They have lived 30 some­thing years in Roma­nia, and chose to start a life of trav­el­ing. They are in their 30’s, both grad­u­ates and… 

The Colours of Barcelona

Barcelona, the cap­i­tal of Cat­alo­nia, is one of the most pop­u­lar tourist des­ti­na­tions in Europe. The city com­bi­nes mod­ern and his­toric archi­tec­ture in a unique way. This is how a post about Barcelona would start. And the author is totally right. But I want to take you on a dif­fer­ent jour­ney.  Wel­come to the photo carousel ride about love, col­ors…

Siena untamed – the She-wolf of Tuscany

Siena (means the she-wolf) is full of energy, belly but­tons, flirts, kisses and drums and sexy­ness. “Siena it’s pas­sion­ate and con­tem­pla­tive, known and unknown, steps and alley­ways of days long gone”  Dante Alighieri Vis­it­ing it, I took no touris­tic route, nor today, nei­ther two weeks ago when I saw the city the first time. I have just walked where… 

Cortona-the Hollywood star that kept her soul

Despite Hol­ly­wood suc­cess with Under the Tus­can Sun in 2003,  “Cor­tona kept its soul: there is noth­ing forced or false about the rhythms of life here.” – Tus­canynowand­more Cor­tona is in Tus­cany, 212 km from Rome, and 63 from Siena. I arrived in Cor­tona on a very hot May-day with 32°C.  I was dri­ving up the hill to…