15 Dic 2019
Angkor Wat

I was in between Vietnam and Thailand and, why not, I visited another UNESCO monument, the Angkor Wat in Cambodia. I landed in Siem Reap a small town very close to Angkor Wat and once there I realized that Angkor Was is not a single temple but it’s rather…

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07 Apr 2019
Fun facts about aviation

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is the world’s oldest airline, established in 1919. Qantas is the world’s second oldest airline, established in 1920. In 1987 American Airlines saved $40,000 by removing one olive from each salad served in first class. An aircraft takes off or lands every 37 seconds at…

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14 Feb 2016
Iceland 2012 - ©Alessandro Patumi


I’ve been in Iceland (see : wikipedia) during 2012 , as far as I remember it was June : they say that June is actually one of the only months of the year when its much more easier to travel , because the roads are – almost – never iced. I…

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20 Gen 2016

Un brano tratto dal libro L’uccello che girava le viti del mondo di Haruki Murakami. Non è il migliore libro di Murakami né il mio favorito ; diciamo che nella mia personale classifica è fra i primi cinque. Da leggere e rileggere, spero che piaccia a qualcuno.   Prima…

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11 Ott 2015
The Great wave off Kanagawa

Japan has been inhabited since 30,000 BC Japan is the 10th most populous country in the world with a population of over 127 million people. The life expectancy of the Japanese is 84 years. This is 4 years more than that of the United States. 23% of the Japanese…

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10 Ott 2015

My Japan

Japan : I’ve been 14 times in Japan and counting. My Japan, an amazing country, everything is so clean, perfect, neat, art and culture are everywhere, in buildings, in people ,in the way things are displayed, in the way Japanese dress. By the way, I know a very basic…

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04 Ott 2015
Scotland 2015 Nature Planet

La terra senza risorse

La terra senza risorse è un articolo di L. Friedman pubblicato su New York Times nel 2011. Ci sarà da meravigliarsi davvero se tra qualche anno, ripensando a questo primo decennio del XXI secolo — durante il quale i prezzi dei generi alimentari si sono impennati, i costi dell’energia…

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23 Set 2015

Imagine by John Lennon

Imagine by John Lennon (I got here some information about this song ) was written and recorded in 1971 and it’s lyrics encourage the listener to imagine a world at peace without the barriers of borders or the divisiveness of religions and nationalities, and to consider the possibility that the focus of humanity should…

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23 Set 2015
Alessandro Patumi countries I have been

Countries I visited

I can recall all of the counties I visited, either as a tourist or just landed there as a pilot. Can you do this too ? Canada United States Mexico Aruba Bahamas Dominican Republic Argentina Brazil Chile Easter Island (Chile) Uruguay Venezuela Ghana Mauritius Morocco Seychelles Tunisia Albania Austria Belgium…

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22 Set 2015

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. [Norvegian Woods]

- Haruki Murakami -