Welcome to Blocal blog, a home for independent travellers.
Here on Blocal blog, I write about unconventional destinations, abandoned places, street art, outskirts, urban landscapes, weird spots and basically all the places I happen to visit and become very enthusiastic about.
Who am I?
The most amazing experience I’ve had was living in Slovenia for two years. It was then that I became addicted to the Balkan countries, a destination you are going to find often on this blog. I had already lived abroad before (in London, in Madrid and in Dublin), but somehow my life kept to being linked back to Rome, as I had to come back regularly to attend my exams at the University.
Slovenia was different.
I wasn’t simply “currently-living-elsewhere”, but able to reshape my own idea of belonging, and I discovered something very important about myself: I don’t want to live a life always in the same place, doing the same thing. What I want is to be forever on the move.
Why do I do what I do?
I collect my travel stories on-line to help fellow independent travellers discover some curious and unconventional spots, which they won’t find in travel guides, to share my emotions and point of view on a destination and to inspire people to travel off the beaten path.
Where will all this bring me?
My life-goal is to be location independent, even if I end up spending most of the year in Rome. It’s a matter of principle: I want to feel free to jump on a flight whenever I wish.
I love to hear from fellow independent travellers and read their travel stories, so don’t be shy and if you feel you can add some travel tips to Blocal blog please go ahead and leave a comment!
More about me & Blocal Blog
– April 2020 – An interview with my friend Stuart (Inspiring City blog):
– December 2018 – The lovely Zarina at Dutch Girl in London nominated me among the “Top-3 street art bloggers you should follow”
– July 2017 – Interview by Birds of a Feather
– June 2017 – Interview by The Random Project
– Feb 2017 – Cosa Pensano Le Ragazze (by Concita De Gregorio) [ITA]
– Jan 2017 – Upside Downtime (by Jennifer Piazza)