My favourite travel destinations
I love exploring European cities, even if simply for a long weekend, and discover hidden corners that resonate with my interests in food history, literature, art history and music.
My most recent visit has been to Berlin, where I had not been for a while. To my surprise, the city is turning into a very peasant place to roam around and to discover. At the moment a bit of a building site but with clear indications it is moving in the direction of a splendid European capital.
Last December I spent a week in Budapest and I discovered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, steeped in history and glowing with architectural gems nestled all along the Danube. Even in the freezing cold of December, it was a great pleasure to walk along the Danube banks and to admire the inspiring views across the river of what, originally, were two distinct towns, before bridge construction made an organic unit of this urban conglomerate.
My first visit to Myanmar, last May, was the opportunity for a closer encounter with a country and a culture I always wanted to explore more but did not have the chance to visit. Before the change of regime and the opening of the country to the outside world and tourism, it was challenging to get tourist visas to appreciate the many marvels offered by Myanmar.
Natural beauty of Africa
Vast uncontaminated landscapes, multitudes of wild animals and vivid colours of vibrant cultures are the fascinating trademarks when travelling across Africa. It is a trip to the essence of nature and to the origins of mankind.