Dear Reader, This Mayan mask represents birth and death as part of a never ending cicle of human evolution through life and the afterlife as it was understood by the Mayas. Death was followed by lavish preparations for the next life after passing through Xibalba, Mayan Underworld.
Dear Reader, below is a photo I took in Tulum where natives perform the Sun dance for gratitude from a high pole and later sliding down while the shaman plays flute tunes.
Dear Reader, ancient people used to believe that you could reach Hell through certain points on our planet. One of them is located in Italy close to Cumae town. Lake Averno. Because the lake used to be a volcano, the crater fumes prevented many forms of life to […]
Dear Reader, In Italy we have many borgos. A borgo is an italian word that normally implies the outer side of an old town, also known as paese. This photo is of Barbarano Romano, my favorite borgo dated approximately 1280 a.D. As in many other bongos, houses on […]
Dear Reader, Not often I can find a place that fascinates me like North Korea. Its existence, its political system, its isolation, run by a psychopathic line of warlords.. Honestly, what’s not to be curious about? Kim Il Sung Following the line of obscure topics, It’s time to […]
Dear Reader, Along the storyline of my trip to North Korea, our tour eventually took us to Namp’o, West seaport city located on the Taedong River. Here we stopped for a visit at the Chollima Steel Complex, located in Nampo, North Korea. Originally built by the Japanese in […]
Dear Reader, North Koreans know how to enjoy life, just like you do in summer: they go to the beach too. This is probably the first place I’ve been in this country where nothing seemed staged and here is why I agree it looks different from beach sides […]
Dear Reader, I bet everyone you know would love to have a formula to make their wishes and dreams come true, and the sooner the better. Well, Stanito, big Japan fan as she is, found the way to do it. The Shinto way to do it, to be more […]
Dear Reader, Napoli, great and unique city as it is, teaches us many things everyday. On a Sunday if you can’t be bothered to go upstairs to put groceries in the fridge, don’t worry. All you need to do is reach out to the basket that is hanging […]
Dear Reader, Traveling can teach you even the most basic things. As our road trip around Tunisia taught Stanito valuable lessons on how to behave, how to drive, and other essentials, we also learnt very simple things like how to bargain, how to roll down sand dunes, how […]