One night camping in the desert of Morocco

I spent last Christmas holidays traveling Morocco. A wonderful trip started with the ocean breeze in Casablanca and continued on dusty roads searching for the desert. After a couple of days in Fez and a night spent in the countryside among the palms, we arrived to the desert and I strongly recommend the experience: sleeping under the stars of Moroccan sky is an incredible experience.

We spent a night in the desert camp Ali and Sara located in the Erg Chebbi dunes close to Merzouga. That day we arrived in Merzouga, where we met one of the guys from Ali and Sara. We left the car there, we jumped on the camels and we started the amazing 2.5 hour ride among the sandy dunes to reach the campground.

Our footprints in the sand

Our footprints in the sand © Sg

Once arrived there, we left our stuff in our tent  and we enjoyed a delicious vegetarian lunch prepared by the on-site chef. The tented camp is made of 8 tent bedrooms and some common areas, all of them traditionally decorated. All the guys who work there come from Berber families, they are very proud of their origins and they share their stories with a lot of sentiment. I carry with me the memory of their beautiful songs about life and stars.

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Costa Smeralda: my holiday in Sardinia

A few weeks ago I went to Sardinia for the first time in my life. You know what they say: you travel around the world but you don’t know the wonderful places of your own country. Well, there you go.  I decided to start from the area I’ve always heard marvelous things: Costa Smeralda in Northern Sardinia. And as expected, I fell in love. Not only for the crystal sea, the enchanting Mediterranean nature and the amazing traditional cuisine, but also because – since I was there in June during the low season – I’ve met just a few tourists and I had the opportunity to enjoy the  peace of that wonderful place.

Capriccioli beach in Costa Smeralda

Capriccioli beach in Costa Smeralda © Sg

Sunset in Baja Sardinia

Sunset in Baja Sardinia© Sg

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My trip to Scotland looking for William Wallace

One of my favorite movies ever is Braveheart, every time I see it I start crying like a puppy. One of the main characters is the Scottish landscape that is just breathtaking both for its magnificence and the melancholy that evokes. For this reason and because of many enthusiastic reviews from my friends I decided to organize a trip to Scotland. Unfortunately I could only take 5 days off, so my boyfriend and I tried to focus on the best destinations of Scotland, according to what travel guides suggest. Here is the description of my trip from Edimburgh through the Highlands with a short description of each day!

The steps of my trip in Scotland © Sg

The steps of my trip in Scotland © Sg

SCOTLAND DAY 1 AND 2: EDINBURGH

Our tour began in Edinburgh because that’s where we landed coming from Amsterdam. Here is my post on the two days spent in Edinburgh, including pubs and walks!

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My gothic weekend in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a small bonbon, you can spend your holiday here walking lazy and eating butter biscuits, but you can also have fun enjoying the nightlife made of a vast number of clubs and atmospheric old pubs. Edinburgh is a great destination for everyone: those who seek art and culture, those who want to know if it’s true that Scottish and English can’t stand each other, those who want to be inebriated by folk music and those who want to spend some time kissing leaning against the wall of the castle. Here is a selection of what I have seen, done, eaten and drunk during my weekend in the capital of Scotland!

A bagpiper in Edinburgh © Sg

A bagpiper in Edinburgh © Sg

EDINBURGH: WHAT TO DO

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Best places to visit in the Netherlands

I’ve been living in the Netherlands for two years and I traveled and explored the country quite extensively. It’s not as complex as Italy or France and there isn’t the landscape variety you can find in Scandinavia, but there are a lot of beautiful things to do and to see. It’s plenty of art, history, wonderful cities and amazing restaurants. I put together a list of places worth visiting if you are planning a trip to the Netherlands!

AMSTERDAM

As the Michelin guide would say, Amsterdam by itself worth the journey. The capital of Holland is exciting, international, charming. In this post you can find the 10 best things to do in Amsterdam!

Amsterdam: the most popular destination in the Netherlands

Amsterdam: the most popular destination in the Netherlands © Sg

ROTTERDAM

Rotterdam was almost completely destroyed by bombs during the Second World War and it was rebuilt with a innovative style: many modern buildings many of them designed by famous architects – have given a futuristic skyline to the city. Rotterdam today is an exciting city where design and architecture can find high expressions and it’s a popular destination for people who want to have an international experience. Not to be missed the Erasmus bridge, the modern art museum Kunsthal and the largest covered market in the Netherlands, the Markthal. If you want to have a very special dinner, I recommend the restaurant FG Food Labs.
Markthal in Rotterdam

Markthal in Rotterdam © Sg

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