For all this and much else besides, we will continue to travel until our shoulders will be able to hold our backpacks...

  • We wandered through the ruins of Macchu Picchu before sunrise
  • We saw the dawn of the world from the top of Kilimanjaro after 6 hours of climbing in the harsh cold wind in Tanzania
  • We have travelled on the Amazon River by boat from Peru to the Atlantic Ocean. Sleeping in hammocks on the upper deck of a dirty merchant ship
  • We walked through the Guerrilla paths in the woods of El Salvador
  • We chased the calls of the Indri Indri lemurs in the forests of Madagascar
  • We have visited the mass graves of the Rwandan genocide in Kigali, laying a rose on the stone
  • We’ve met the Mountain Gorillas in Congo after a six hours trek in the forest attacked by giant ants
  • We walked around the palaces of the ancient city of  Angkor Vat in Cambodia
  • We swam with sea lions cubs in the sea around the Galapagos Islands
  • We flew over the mysterious lines of Nazca in a tiny two seat airplane in Peru
  • We climbed the precolombian pyramids of Chichen Itzá, Tulum, Teotihuacan, Palenque, Uxmal, Tikal…
  • We dazzled at the reflection of the sun in the del Salar de Uyuni, at  4000 meters in the Bolivian Andes
  • We saw at night, with infrared lights, the marine giant turtles lay their eggs on the Caribbean Coast of Tortuguero, in Costa Rica
  • We got to the top of Pan de Azucar and Corcovado in Rio de Janejro together with hundreds of tourists like us.
  • We walked for six hours all around the caldera of an ancient volcano in the Azores Islands
  • We reached Lombok island from Flores, Indonesia on a small motor canoe for twelwe hours stopping every two hour to piss in the ocean (too much beers!)
  • We saw the Big Five in Africa : Lions, Leopards, Rhinos, Elephantsi, Buffalos.
  • We also saw Hippos, Girafs, Antelopes, Cheetas, Moongooses, Orchids, Crocodiles…
  • We roamed Scotland for thousands of miles seeing every corner of it: lochs,  moutains, boats, passing places on tiny one lane roads invaded by brooms
  • We drank more than several beers at the Telegraph Pub in London
  • We travelled our country  (Italy) too: north to south, west to east: seas, lakes mountains, plains, art and cuisine
  • We’ve been ten feet away from the immense humpback whales off the coast of Madagascar
  • We swam over a bull shark flot in the magnificent Blue Hole in Belize
  • We opened a new trek between Italy and France with the local CAI (Alpine Club of Italy), carryng all the equipment (signals, paint, wooden poles)
  • We cross by boat Lake Titicaca, one of the highest lakes in the world (3812 mt) between Bolivia and Peru
  • We slept in a barrack of a construction site near lake Tanganika. The workers locked us in by mistake and we almost had to break through the door to get out
  • We literally broke through the door of a little travel agency in which our backpacks were, as they failed to show up while our bus was leaving. Uyuni, Bolivia
  • We walked upon a scary suspended bridge over the Devil’s Cauldron Waterfall in Ecuador
  • We did a week long trek in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco with the help of a donkey called Caterina.
  • We saw the Komodo dragons on our way across the Indonesian Archipelago with a boat rented from some fishermen, with 4 crates of beer on board
  • We have witnessed the starry night sky reflecting over the lights of La Paz at 4000 mt. It was difficult to tell the top from below
  • We played with the orphaned street kids of the Omeobonbon rescue center in Fianarantsoa in Madagascar. Some of them called us “mama and “papa”
  • We climbed the monumental stairway of Dien BIen Phu, Vietnam with one of us limping on a crouch having one leg injured by a third degree burn in a motorcycle accident.  Got back home in a wheelchair
  • We spent  an evening by a fireplace in the middle of the forest in Virunga National Park talking to its director, Prince Emmanuel de Merode, who had recently ambushed and almost fatally wounded by poachers just weeks before
  • We have visited Dylan Thomas house and grave in Tabbiamomas, Wales
  • We swam in almost all of the Seas on Earth, including the Indian, Pacific, Atlantic Oceans
  • We slept outside our tent in the Sahara desert, under the brightest stars we ever saw,  having for company smelly dromedaries a few meters away
  • We saw the western pedophiles in almost every part of the world. from the benches of the centre of Granada, Nicaragua to a bar in downtown  Antananarivo, in Kuta Beach, Bali… these bastards are everywhere… in every fucking country
  • We smoked a cigarette at 4750 mt on mount Kilimanjaro – extreme smoking – and then we made it to the top
  • We ‘ve been on a taxi that had a block of dry ice and a fan as airconditioning system
  • We tooksalmonella in a remote area of Mexico and giardia in Nepal, vomiting and shitting water for days respectively in a shack by the sea and in an awful room in Kathmandu
  • We took a train from Malaysia to Thailand, which left 8 hours late and was full of armed military for escort because of the trouble in the region
  • We climbed mount Matavanu in Samoa leaving a plate with our name on it. Thank you Craterman!
  • We travelled on a 4×4 through Congo jungle escorted by armed military because of the unrests in the region
  • We explored many coral reef from Indonesia, to Central America, to Fiji, Samoa, Africa
  • We descended the river Tsiribina in Madagascar for 4 days in a canoe sleeping under the stars on the river bank
  • We have visited the graves of many great artists, musicians scientist, actors…. the graves of unknown people too in big munumental graveyards and also those in the middle of nowhere
  • We walked the last 20 km descending from Kilimanjaro with one of us without a shoe. We have the certificate to prove we made it to the top and a sock full of sand and rocks for memory
  • We slept in a tent in Serengeti and Tarangire in tanzania hearing the howl of the hyenas very very close…
  • We saw the sunset at midnight looking north west from the Outer Hebrides in Scotland
  • Our eyes and feet have made it to the following volcanoes: Etna, Vesuvio, Bromo and Kelimutu in Indonesia, Matavanu in Samoa, Pacaya in Guatemala, twin volcanoes Ometepe in Nicaragua., Vulcan Cierro Negro in Galapagos… and many others…
  • We had a stray dog to guide us near the top of Cotopaxi, Ecuador 5782 mt where an hawk tried to attack us and where we saw for the first time in our life a pack of wild horses, real wild horses
  • We saw Ecuador ex-president Correa addressing the crowd in quito central plaza
  • We walked for hours  Ciudad Mexico, Jakarta, Hanoi, Casablanca, Ho Chi Min, La Paz, Lima, Guatemala City, San Salvador, Marrakech, Panama, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Kigali, Dar el Salaam, Tangeri, San Jorge, Rio de Janeiro, Quito, Bogotà, Dar es Salaam, Kathmandu…
  • We visited almost every other distillery in Scotland worth of mention, having a taste in each and every one
  • We ate and listen to andean musci in a Cusco joint with local musician, local peaople, local fireplace…
  • We crossed almost every border of Central and South America by foot or boat
  • We saw the iguanas, the blue footed booby, the cormorans, the giant turtles, and hundreds of other weird species travelling through the most remote islands of the Galapagos Archipelago.
  • We almost died of terror in a flight over the andes from Guayaquil to Loja looking at the bent wings of the aircraft as it passed trough the storm and air pockets
  • We saw the red flamingoes in one of their favourite spots: the Laguna Colorada, volcanic lake at 4278 mt, in Bolivia
  • We saw live in concert almost all of the great ones: from Roger Waters to Neil Young, from Paul Mc Cartney to  Tom Waits, the U2,  Sting, the Police and Joe Jackson, then Elvis Costello, Manu Chao, the Spandau Ballet and the Radiohead, from Bjork to Frank Zappa, Massimo Volume and Paolo Conte, the Simple Minds and David Bowie, the  Dire Straits and Carmen Consoli, da Paul Weller, Dub FX,  Arctic Monkeys, Patti Smith, the Eels and  Elbow and  National… we could go on for hours…
  • The most beautiful concert we saw lately was the Waterboys in Galway, in an old ballroom old and perfect,  ’50 style , next to the wild Irish sea…
  • We’ve been attacked on the beaches of Zanzibar by a dromedary who wanted to eat our hair…  We ran faster than Usain Bolt…
  • We visited a Masai Village made of manure, even if their chiefs wore a Smartphone on their nbelt next to the machete
  • We took a glimpse of a serval lurking for preys behind the grass in N’goro N’goro crater
  • We had dinner listening to old fado songs in the Barrio Alto in Lisbon
  • We chew coca leaves tryng to figth back the altitude symptoms in Potosì – Bolivia – 4090 mt: that is the cisty in which between 1500 and 1800 an estimated 8 million people died digging silver from the mountain of Cerr Rico (rich mountain). A forgotten genocide
  • We had a short and magical ecnouter with a group of shy manatees off the coast off Caye Calkuer Island, Belize
  • We travelled on a worn train between Tabora e Kigoma, Tanzania: 12 hours to make 250km
  • We saw the big ships passing over the Panama Canal
  • We left a note on William Butler Yeats’s  grave in SLigo, Ireland
  • We trampled the old stones of Yogyakarta, Pompei and Segesta, the Termophilis and Delphi, Mikonos and Epidaurus, Sparta and Olimpia, di Angkor Vat and countless more

Of every “we saw this” you can read about it in our travelogues or browse the photo galleries

The list could go on and on but we end it here, because we prefer to look forward to what we haven’t done yet, rather than what we left behind

Until next time!  Stay Tuned!