Ithaca, a Mediterranean Getaway

by Massimiliano Cremascoli Ithaki or Ithaca, as it’s known for most of us in Italy, is Odysseus’ mythical homeland, a Greek island rooted in history which, so far, has not succumbed to the worst of mass tourism. There’s a special kind of presence in this land, in this light; it seems that the ancient world is still there, at your …

Pier, Perhentian Besar

The Perhentians, a Little Tropical Paradise

The Perhentians are a small archipelago off the coast of North-Eastern Malaysia. The two main islands are Pulau Perhentian Besar and Pulau Perhentian Kecil (meaning big and small Perhentian island, respectively). We were there at the end of August, which is in the wet season, but the weather was incredibly good during the days, with thunderstorms arriving only in the …

Mandraki, Nisyros, Greece

Nisyros, A Little Known Gem Of The Aegean

The Aegean Sea contains hundreds of islands within its confines, many of them popular tourist destinations, like Mykonos, Santorini, Naxos, Kos, and Rhodes. Popularity has its benefits and those islands are certainly beautiful, but it also has its drawbacks, like huge crowds, commercialization and homogenization. Having recently seen a McDonald’s and an Irish pub in the streets of Kos made …