SINKHOLES, NEW BOOK: When life demands answers

The emotions are the ones where you can collapse suddenly, when you’re swallowed up by your own mental latitude unknown, or when you’re immersed in your own particular physiological condition. When life asks you answers, when the case looks reassuring to your window existential emotions seemingly primitive pulsate inside all your relational systems, leaving you stunned. Those sinkholes – mental ...

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ASSISI, ITALY: The extraordinary life of an ordinary man

Giotto was an Italian painter, and in the years between 1296 and 1300, he has made ​​over the walls of a basilica, the particular series of frescoes that you’re watching, along with me. It is not necessary to imagine the face of the man made a saint by the Pope, and even you will need to ask yourself the questions ...

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MONDAVIO, ITALY: where time seems to stand still

Mondavio is a small town in central Italy, in the province of Pesaro and Urbino. It is situated on a hill between two rivers, a pleasant place where time seems to stand still, retaining for its visitors beautiful monuments and a magical atmosphere, especially in summer, when the middle of August you can see a special commemoration historical era costumes, ...

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INTERVIEWS OF AUTHOR: Dastilige Nevante and “The Other Countryside”

Interview with Dastile Nevante, the author of the novel The Other Country, which have recently been published on the website of Meeting Benches some preview pages. While waiting for the English version, the book can now be purchased online, only in his e-book format for the Italian language. MB > We would like to start with a question, perhaps indiscreet, ...

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HOLLAND, KINDERDIJK: In the concert of windmills

The windmill is built to harness the energy of the wind, and it creates mechanical energy, one that in the eighteenth century, around Kinderdijk, was used by its nineteen mills to handle the water, avoiding the recurrent floods. The origin of the windmills is old, but all of them had something similar: usually they grind flour and were placed on ...

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CERVENY KAMEN CASTLE, SLOVAKIA: A bench, where love has never turned off.

It is on a rocky outcrop in the woods of the Little Carpathians, in an area that maintains its long tradition of wine-growing. It is a village easily accessible from Bratislava, its name is Červený Kameň (Red Stone), and has its own castle, the one built by Italian architects of the Board of Auditors Palffi. The Castle is open every ...

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THE OTHER COUTRYSIDE, Chapter Nine: Scent of Rossella.

From the novel “The Other Countryside“, published by Meeting Benches (e-book format in Italian, coming in the English version), a page in the Last Chapter: Scent of Rossella. That morning, Giorgio woke up much later than usual. The refectory of the Mission was deserted, and he was apparently alone. You could hear the distant voices of children at the nearby ...

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BOUTIQUE TRAVEL: Travel Guides

Amazon.com, Whitestar.com, or a library of your city, offering you a large selection of books-guides. You can buy them, flipping through those catalogs in advance, in a selective manner: the budget, is obviously related to the season and the destination of your trip. A second your chance – but having first set your budget – is to visit your local ...

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THE MEETING BENCHES BOUTIQUE TRAVEL

Travelling by car, train, plane, bicycle, motorcycle, or on your own two feet? The choice of things to carry with you – whatever your destination – start here, but with a dual premise: there is no perfect suitcase, not carry with yourself. The suggestion, before you fill your suitcase, is to observe yourself at the mirror, carefully watching your reflection, ...

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THE OTHER COUTRYSIDE, Chapter Eight: The eyes of heaven

From the novel “The Other Countryside”, published by Meeting Benches (e-book format in Italian, coming in the English version, a page of Chapter Eight: The eyes of heaven. The next morning, the bishop asked him to accompany him to the Samburu National Reserve. They would have carried out the usual intermediate step in Wamba, and after lunch they would arrive ...

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THE OTHER COUNTRYSIDE, Chapter Seven: Silver Sand Road

From the novel “The Other Countryside”, published by Meeting Benches (e-book format in Italian, coming in the English version, a page of Chapter Seven: Silver Sand Road. With her friends, Rossella was returning from the center of Malindi, where they had visited in the afternoon the old part of the city. It was characterized by narrow streets with houses ruined facades, ...

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THE OTHER COUNTRYSIDE, Chapter Six: The charm of the Rift Walley

From the novel “The Other Countryside”, published by Meeting Benches (e-book format in Italian, coming in the English version, a page of Chapter Six: The charm of the Rift Valley. A few days later, he appeared on the scene a lion, big and strong. According to the Bishop says, that lion is bothered by the fact that the lioness reserve ...

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SCHLOSS HOF, AUSTRIA: Good news from the courtyard of the castle

At Easter – on 29 and 30 March or on April 5 and 6 (from 10 to 18 hours) – you could visit a particular market, but you run the risk of losing you in weird mazes, made of stalls particular, those in the courtyard of an Austrian castle situated on the B 49: Niederweiden. Visiting his beautiful garden, but ...

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