Manhattan by Night

A Street Photographer's Song to the City that Never Sleeps

Manhattan by night is a photographer’s dream come true. The city that never sleeps is alive and pulsating with energy, and as a street photographer, there is no shortage of subjects to capture. But first, let’s talk about safety. Manhattan is generally a very safe place, but as with any big city, it’s always a […]

Beautiful Umbria - The Green Heart of Italy

A Guide to Hiking and Exploring in and Around Perugia

Perugia, the capital city of the region of Umbria in central Italy, is surrounded by a number of beautiful mountain ranges that offer a variety of hiking opportunities. From easy walks to challenging treks, there is something for every level of hiker in the mountains surrounding Perugia.

Skiing on Thin Ice

On Economic and Climate Change Factors Threatening the Future of Winter Sports

The ski industry, which has long brought joy to winter enthusiasts and provided a boost to mountain region tourism, now faces significant challenges due to economic and climate change. The rising cost of ski resort operations are a major factor affecting the ski industry. These costs include utilities, snowmaking, ski patrol services, and constant maintenance […]

Reckless Driving in Italy: A Public Health Crisis on the Road

Why Italy has one of the highest rates of road fatalities in Europe and what Italians could do to improve road safety

Italy has a serious problem with reckless driving and a high rate of road fatalities. According to data from the World Health Organization, Italy has one of the highest rates of road deaths in Europe, with approximately 4,000 people losing their lives on the country’s roads every year. This is a major public health concern, […]

Zen and the Art of Moving to Italy - Part 2

Or how to move during a lockdown with no time to put on belt or shoes

After a few days we came to the conclusion that we had to focus on getting to Italy during the first small window of opportunity. It would be a now or never situation. We had to get a flight for as long as they were available, for as long as airlines still existed.

Zen and the Art of Moving to Italy - Part 1

Or how to transfer between countries during a global lock down

Sometime during the summer of 2019 I decided that one decade of living in the UK would suffice to qualify me for an upgrade. Overall live was good, as I lived in a spacious and sunny sea side flat on the southern coast of Engliand and for the most time managed to ignore the temperamental weather. But I would also never get used to the insular mentality as well as the political uncertainty that would ultimately erode the very foundations of this little island. All things considered, now was the time to cross the Strait of Dover and reestablish myself on continental soil.

The Prater

An Imperial Pleasure for the Common Man

It was high atop a deserted fairground when American pulp writer Holly Martins alias Joseph Cotton finally encountered his old school friend Harry Lime alias Orson Welles in the 1949 film “The Third Man”. The great Ferris-wheel showdown is one of the most famous sequences in the Vienna set film noir by “Gone with the […]

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