Myanmar’s grace

Myanmar became quite a peculiar place in our memories. When someone asks about the Southeast Asia country to me, the first image that comes to my mind is not that of the countless Bagan temples; the opulence of tons of gold on the Shwedagon Pagoda, in Yangoon; or e ven from the peace and calm…

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Kyaukme: all about hospitality

For the first time I felt, in equal proportions, happy and stressed for boarding a second class train wagon of a train. There wasn’t any worse. My eyes celebrated the variety of colors the first class would never offer – not that I’m very experienced with first classes but yeah, I know. The kids partied,…

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Reading Lolita in a taxi in Tehran

Heard in a taxi in Tehran… Everyday the same thing: calculator in hand, notebook ready…the white car stops, we try to make them understand where we want to go, negotiate the price. Hop in. Hello to everyone. Answer the questions. The transportation in the Great Tehran is composed of bus, metro (with certain lines that only…

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Bones, memories. And resistance

Thinking twice, we hopped on a tuk-tuk going to the outskirts of Phnom Pehn, capital of Cambodia. Choeung Ek is today a chilled out garden in which center there is a stupa – buddhist construction in the shape of a tower, used here to keep mortal remains, generally cremated. In this one, 8 thousand skulls…

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A quick glance behind, two steps ahead

We gathered stories of a couple: hetero, white, middle class. A passport that opens borders more than closes them. All markings that, such as gender, shapes the look and the individual process of traveling. In a year, each breath was taken for different feelings. Sad to notice the female breaths of fear were taken much…

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Backpacks ready: here the round the world trip begins!

Drawers, furniture, shelves: all reduced to boxes. Fridge, stove, bed, mattress. We decided we don’t need any of this, no keys, no door, no wall, at least on the terms of a house which is ours, for a year. It isn’t a decision to be taken overnight. It is chewed upon, reviewed, thought over and…

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