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300 giorni di viaggio: Matteo Tricarico da Kathmandu, Nepal

August 16, 2010 By: Marco Ferrarese Category: Asia, India, Interviews, Myanmar, Thailand, Travellers, Travels, Vietnam, Volunteering Visited: No Comments →

Matteo Tricarico - India 8 aprile 2010

La Travel for Aid ha presentato la relazione dei 300 giorni di viaggio del progetto sportivo-umanitario Dal Vietnam all’Italia in bicicletta per i  diversabili, che sta portando Matteo Tricarico a percorrere in bicicletta in solitaria la distanza di 30.000 chilometri dal Vietnam all’Italia. La finalità umanitaria dell’iniziativa consta nel sensibilizzare ed informare l’opinione pubblica sulle condizioni dell’infanzia disabile, andando ad incontrare i bambini in istituti per diversabili nei paesi attraversati.

In questi primi dieci mesi di viaggio sono stati percorsi oltre 10.000 chilometri, da Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, proseguendo per la capitale cambogiana, Phnom Penh (ottobre 2009) e poi per quella thailandese, Bangkok (ottobre 2009). Di seguito, l’itinerario si è snodato nuovamente attraverso la Cambogia (novembre 2009) e a nord sino alla capitale del Laos, Vientiane (dicembre 2009) ed è continuato per il nord della Thailandia (gennaio 2010). Sono seguiti il Myanmar (febbraio 2010) e tre mesi in India (febbraio-aprile 2010) per raggiungere l’estremo sud del Subcontinente e ritornare a Calcutta, prima di entrare in Bangladesh dalla frontiera est. Due mesi (maggio-giugno 2010) in Bangladesh e indi il viaggio è proseguito verso nord al confine sud-est del Nepal e successivamente per la sua capitale Kathmandu, per un soggiorno di altri due mesi (luglio-agosto 2010). (more…)

The Paradigm of the Monkey Cop and the Italian Elections

April 10, 2010 By: Marco Ferrarese Category: Asia, English, Opinions, Thailand Visited: 4 Comments →

Monkey Cop in Yala Thailand

A few hundreds of kilometers north of here, in Yala province, Thailand, we got the final proof that Thais totally smoked their brains out: a macaque or better a monkey has been recruited as a cop. A COP.

This story came to my attention by way of my best friend Carlo just around time of the results of the latest Italian political elections. I can see the monkey cop episode epitomizes perfectly what is happening back home. For as much as I dislike calling it this way, but home still is… but let’s go back to the monkey cop. (more…)

Thailand is my touristic pet peeve, but you have to believe me, they know how to make horror movies

February 19, 2010 By: Marco Ferrarese Category: Asia, Cinema, English, Thailand, video Visited: 1 Comment →


It’s good sometimes to discover that somewhere people are still doing good horror movies. And it’s not America!! This time is Thailand.
In a time when the Star Striped movie industry is dying on its last legs and “borrowing” (to say the least offensive) here and there, especially from the Asian markets, it’s quite inspiring to find that the source of if not original, at least brilliant thrills, is now centered in the East. (more…)

Bangkok Airport Blues

January 11, 2010 By: Marco Ferrarese Category: Asia, English, Myanmar, Thailand, Travels Visited: 5 Comments →

Monkey Motherfucker in Bangkok
Bangkok’s airport looks like a cyberspace glass inferno, and I am typing with a Malaysian woman using my lap as a pillow, while I try to use a laptop to be awake, and not sleep.

It’s 1 am and as always happens when I have to spend a night in any airport in the world, I wish I was somewhere else.

I wish we were in Yangon already, trying to wrap our heads around the enigma that so far Myanmar has been to me, seriously wishing I won’t have to come back home for the umpteenth time with a sour smile on my face, for whatever reasons.

I decided not to expect too much, but being here at night sleepless and unable to do that even if I wanted just because I decided to be the best man I can for this girl, it’s hard not to at least WISH it will be great. (more…)

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