Tag Archives: Overlooked places

A bowl of duck noodles and dumplings: how Hong Kong redeemed itself.

Hong Kong had, up that moment, disappointed us. True, the sci-fi looks we had expected were as shiny as we wanted them to be, but everything else was too sanitised, too franchised and too blatantly volgar for us to like … Continue reading

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Genoa: a charmy lady sailing through stormy seas

There was, once, the Industrial Triangle. It was composed by Milan, Turin and Genoa and it was, basically, what propped Italy into the G7 club. Turin had the cars, Genoa the shipyards and Milan basically everything else. Then the 1990s came … Continue reading

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The world from above – Putorana Plateau, Siberia

Siberia is one of those places we simply forget about. We fly above it en route to Asia with our window shades rigorously lowered and if we ever look at it it’s just for seconds, enough to think “Shit, isn’t it … Continue reading

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Overlooked places – Moda, Istanbul’s Asian side

“Çai tea Çai tea…” the litany resounds from aisle to aisle in the open deck of the ship, echoed above by the tremulous shrieks of seagulls trailing in our wake. The ferry waiter, immaculate in his white shirt and blue … Continue reading

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Overlooked Places – Narita

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How many can say that they have been to Japan, clearing immigration and getting the proper stamp on the passport, just to go to Narita? Not many, or at least not many who also happen to be right in their … Continue reading

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