Couple walking on a tree in Casa de Campo, Madrid, Spain

The 7 best parks to visit in Madrid | Spain

During my almost two years in Madrid, I had the opportunity to visit the city as a tourist but also as a local.
Whenever I had the chance to, I loved to take the metro or walk to explore its parks.
I know that during the summer the city can get extremely warm, and parks are a great place to seek for heat relief while continuing to visit the city.

Here below you can find my top 7 favorite parks that I think you would love and should add to your travel list!

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5 green ideas to visit Northern Italy

As we all know, Italy is one of the best countries to visit. Its food, its culture and its UNESCO sites will make your travel list a pretty long one.
If you are a nature lover, however, you might not be aware of some of the best spots to visit the North-Eastern part. Most of them are, in fact, only known to locals or to those who have already visited them.

Let me share with you my favorite five spots, hoping they will inspire you to bring comfortable shoes in your luggage and will make you live a unique experience in Italy.

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BANANA ECO CAMP and NEW ADVENTURE

It was four weeks ago when I announced that I would have left, and my departure date was just a week later.
I had already said that the plans were not clear and that I would have decided on the go, after three weeks, what I would have done afterwards.
Now that those weeks have passed, I ticked off days from the calendar and I blew my twentyone candles here.
Right in the last post, I told you about how I spent most of my time among chats and the several people who have come and gone here at the Banana Eco Camp, and I thought I might share part of the adventure here. I really hope it will help me remember my experience in the future.

 

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Life at the camp is made of a continuous back and forth of people.
People who travel alone, couples, families,
at the beginning of their trip, in the middle or at the end, exhausted from the weeks of pure adrenaline.
People from all over the world, with every kind of story and luggage.
People so different from one another but that later gather all around the same bonfire and eat at the same table.

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Ultimate guide of TERCEIRA, Azores

Three weeks on the island pass by quickly.
Quickly, but maybe not so much.

The 90kms long perimeter of the island can be visited in very few time, and in three days you can visit everything.
What did I do the rest of the days?
I relaxed, I worked at the Banana Eco Camp, and I planned my next stop. (In the next few days I will publish a post explaining everything)

As I had already written in the previous post, the main towns are on the coast – Angra do Heroismo, Praia da Vitoria, Biscoitos… While in the interior of the island, the only inhabitants are cows – while joking with some guests of the camp, we said that there are more cows that inhabitants in Terceira, just to give you an idea of the number.

Leggilo in italiano: TERCEIRA – istruzioni d’uso per visitare l’isola
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Photo tour by Azores 38N

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A Wandering Veronica has left.

I left and arrived.

For the first time in my life, I have felt like a real traveller.
Taking it more than two or three hours to get there and having several stages to reach the final destination has made me feel in a different way, in a manner that I had never felt before.
Some months ago, I started reading the story of Claudio Pelizzeni, and I couldn’t exactly understand the reason why he decided to take a trip of the world without taking planes.
So, two flights and eight hours in a bus later, I can say that, at least for a part, I understood its reason.

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Leggi questo post in italiano: UNA VERONICA VAGANTE È PARTITA.

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Pre-departure – Veronica goes back to wander.

Una Veronica Vagante is ready to go back to wander.

Extremely happy, super excited, over the moon.
But then I think about it a little better, I step my feet on the ground, and, in spite of the strong will, some anxiety shows up.

Let me explain what my next adventure will be more properly.

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BASSANO DEL GRAPPA & OLIERO CAVES

Life in Venice is made of bridges, gondolas, romantic sunsets… but there’s water. And water, and water again. And having lived my whole life among green hills, the lack of nature around me kept growing and growing, forcing me to find a shelter from the hot lagoon.
After some research on the Internet, I discovered the Caves of Oliero, and I took advantage of the trip to make a stop and visit Bassano del Grappa, too.

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#wheninEdinburgh | top 5 parks to see

In November, I took my first trip ever to the United Kingdom.
Of course, I had some expectations and had created some ideas about how the country looked like.
However, as soon as I reached the city of Edinburgh, my destination, I knew I was wrong.

One of the biggest and wrongest stereotypes when thinking about a British city is that they are grey.
Grey, sad, and rainy.

When in Edinburgh, I walked through the whole city, and discovered incredibly beautiful green spots.

In this post, I want to share with you this almost unknown aspect of the Scottish capital.

Are you ready to take note of the five of them?

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