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Travel For Aid – I Primi 130 Giorni

March 02, 2010 By: Marco Ferrarese Category: Asia, Cambodia, Interviews, Laos, Travels Visited: No Comments →

Matteo Tricarico - Siem Reap Cambogia

Un aggiornamento per chi aveva seguito le avventure di Matteo Tricarico, che da poco ha attraversato la Birmania via terra (si esatto, nessun aereo preso, complimenti) e mi ha contattato da Calcutta, in India:

Il progetto sportivo-umanitario Dal Vietnam all’Italia in bicicletta per i  diversabili, partito il 9 ottobre 2009  da Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city) in Vietnam, sta portando Matteo Tricarico a percorrere in bicicletta in solitaria la distanza di 20.000 chilometri dal Vietnam all’Italia snodandosi attraverso Cambogia (ott. 2009), Laos (nov. 2009), Thailandia (dic. 2009), Myanmar (gen. 2010), Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Iran, Turchia e Grecia. Negli scorsi quattro mesi, sono stati percorsi circa 6000 chilometri sino alla città indiana di Calcutta e l’itinerario procederà attraverso il Bangladesh e l’India del nord. (more…)

Travel for Aid:an Italian biking Odyssey

December 28, 2009 By: Marco Ferrarese Category: Asia, Cambodia, English, Laos, Travellers, Travels, Vietnam Visited: 1 Comment →

Matteo Tricarrico a Siem Reap

Here at Monkeyrockworld we have an eye for adventure. If said adventure is Italian made, and also has an humanitarian backbone, we like it even more. Before closing up a long, exciting year 2009, it’s my duty to present an incredible adventure that is being overtaken as we speak.

Matteo Tricarico is an Italian with balls of steel who decided to pedal his way from Saigon, Vietnam to his city of origin, Manfredonia, Puglia, Italy. In the footsteps of a Bettinellian reversed Odyssey, and this time, by bicycle and not motorbike, the aim of this trip is not just the sheer adventure of it, but also a fund raising for disabled children centers located all over the route.

The final itinerary will be dictated by the meetings in schools for disabled children along the way and it will culminate with the visit of the institute for disabled students’ rehabilitation, “Cesarani”, in Manfredonia, Italy. (more…)

Namsoy/Nameo Border Crossing, Laos and Vietnam

September 13, 2008 By: Marco Ferrarese Category: Asia, English, Laos, Travels, Vietnam Visited: 4 Comments →


As of today, I can say that it’s possible to cross from laos into Vietnam at Nam Soy. This is what I did: I was in Sam Neua, but the same can be done from Vieng Xay directly, I suppose. From Sam Neua you have two options. First, get on a songthaew for a 3 to 4 hours ride across paddy field and beautiful northern Lao scenery from Sam Neua Nathong bus station to Nameo. There is a daily songthaew leaving at 7.40 am, but you better be there earlier, like always in Laos. Problem is, the onward bus connection from Nameo, Vietnam side, will take you to Than Hoa only on tuesdays, thursdays and saturdays. It’s probably better to wait fridays or saturdays, when a direct bus service from Sam neua to Than Hoa, Vietnam, is scheduled. But it seems like altough scheduled, you always should cross your fingers. (more…)

Pazzo in Laos

September 06, 2008 By: Marco Ferrarese Category: Asia, Laos, Travels Visited: 5 Comments →


Poche righe veloci dal Laos, paese stupendo, un pò corrotto nei luoghi turistici da una mania o complesso d’inferiorità con la Thailandia, ma comunque toccante nel profondo. Se ci fossi arrivato qualche anno fa, sicuramente  sarebbe stato differente, ma la sua calma rilassata sempre colpisce, scalda come il sole bollente. (more…)

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