India in movies: All the clichés are true

Movies are usually exploiting our prejudices to the extreme to create comical situations. Except movies about India in which all the clichés are true. My claim is based on my thorough analysis of movies like Slumdog Millionaire, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Million Dollar Arm. Coincidentally I watched the last one on the flight back…

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Seduced by The Grand Seduction

I don’t know what’s with movies and me, but I know every time I watch a movie about a place or a country we visited, the result will be the same: me looking up tickets to fly back at the first possible occasion. A couple of days ago we watched The Grand Seduction set in…

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The Pescheria – Fish Market in Catania

It’s loud, it’s smelly but it’s great fun – a visit to the Pescheria, the traditional fish market in Catania, Sicily. For me a stroll through a local market is always the best way to experience a destination through its sounds and flavours. And the Pescheria does not disappoint. Come here for some people-spotting and…

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Becoming a Better Photographer: How Not to Give Up

I should start with a disclaimer: “This text is a personal recount of my struggles to become a better photographer. Do not expect any “how to” tips as I am a couple of years away from being able to give you advice on photography (if I ever reach that phase at all). Also, if you are…

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