Amazing video, for Your health!
It is easy to say that I completely agree with people in this video. Naturism is freedom, peace, self confidence and more.
Take a look at this Reuters story
Funny and challenging as usual!
Back from my embedded blogger mission in Afghanistan with US NATO – 5 days between Kabul and Kandahar – a few selected photos from there. I am going to write a short ebook about this experience.
In case of danger
No one can beat us
In june I have been sailing for a week in Greece. Wonderful time.
Good food (dakos)
Some pictures from my last trip to Madrid in july.
Drink and tapas
To the sky
I felt an intoxicating rush of freedom. The sunshine on my bare skin was too delicious for words.
That’s one of the reasons I like naked beaches. I suggest You to read this article and think about it. If You have never tried it, You definitely should.
Starting tomorrow I’ll fly to Kabul for an embedded mission in Afghanistan with US NATO. Thanks to the US Embassy in Rome I have been selected by NATO for a press tour as a blogger, not belonging to any media organization. It is the first time, as I know, for an Italian blogger to do that. Cool, isn’t it?
Anyway, today I had a very interesting briefing day here in Bruxelles at NATO HQ. We (me and 5 other guys from Germany, Cech Rep., Hungary, Slovakia and Polony) had the chance to be informed about NATO organization and NATO operations in Afghanistan and to discuss this topic with many officials, military and diplomats, including the US Ambassador at NATO. I also asked a couple of question to Mr. Ivo Daalder (the Ambassador) about Twitter and social media for diplomacy and I told us that he really enjoy Twitter. This meeting was on the record so I can quote him as follows:
I tweet personally, I spend a lot of time. I think it is an extraordinary way to follow news, it is a fantastic media.
The question is how do we use responsably to spread message out.
This is future, to reach a broader audience, integrated with old media, big challenge
I enjoy it
We had also a very engaging conversation about geopolitics, Afghanistan after 2014, Pakistan link with Afghanistan and more. I really appreciated what the US NATO organized today to learn about what’s going on in Afghanistan today to be ready for our mission on the field.
I cannot write anything about cities, dates and itineraries in advance for a security reason but I can tell that we are going to have 5 full days in Afghanistan visiting a PRT, being a tourist (really!) in another famous place and meeting local people, diplomats and military. It is going to be challenging for many point of views. I should wear a helmet and vest almost all the time. The temperature should be between 20 and 35 celsius during next days.
On the field they told me I should have a internet connection to blog and twit during the evening and night but I am not 100% sure I’ll be able to do that. If You are able to read Italian You’ll find much more informations in my Italian blog and Twitter account. I’ll try to blog and twit in english too but it will not be my first priority.
I know I could be in a dangerous situation but I am confident everything will be all right and that we will have the chance to chat and discuss this mission on Twitter and Facebook when I’ll come back in july.
Paris was my last stop of my february travelling around the world. It has been a relaxing weekend walking, shopping, eating, drinking and chatting with local friends.
For the first time I walked without any goal and I found new streets and new art galleries I didn’t know before.
The concert You don’t expect
Chatelet metro station for a concert. Bravo!
Paris is a target of terrorism so You find police everywhere. Sometimes Your train is delayed because a bag to check or because it will not depart… even if it is brand new! That lady has an original way to transport her baby…
My first time in Africa and I come in between a turmoil! Nothing to worry about but it has been challenging, at least the first day.
A few hours after my arrival there has been a demonstration with some damages to local banks and shops. Nothing related to politics. You can see a mobile phone shop the day after.
Slums and development
I have not a lot of time to write about this fantastic trip but You are welcome to ask me anything in front a drink next time we will meet! It is weird to notice slums nearby a billboard promoting mobile internet access. Third world and first world together.
Food and hospitality
I felt like home. Tasting food, delicious mint tea, even cheap! I have to come back soon.
Tanger culture is a mix of arabic, french and spanish. People speak those three languages most of the time. It has been real fun. Thanks to my local friends, Juanjo, Nadir, Zak!
Not the best season to swim in the ocean. Next time!