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Kyrgyzstan Diaries #2

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 сон-куль The most important event of this week was the first trip outside Bishkek to a famous lake in the country, but first I want to talk about 2 things, first, finally, my coordinator arrived and we started work together. We were having only online meetings, which is not the best option to know someone else. I enjoyed meeting him in person, now I have a good feeling about our project and my staying in Kyrgyzstan. I took this picture in a village on the way to the Song Kul lake Second, last week I didn't mention that I did a reportage with another association. I was able to get in contact with the founder of this association that is willing to give a place to the homeless of the city, he was looking for a photographer to do a reportage about the situation of these people in Bishkek. With a journalist and a volunteer of the association, we went to look for the homeless and interview them to understand their stories and needs. It was an intense day, full of emotions, I understood

Kyrgyzstan diaries #1

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Bishkek I would like to share my experience in Kyrgyzstan with these, probably, weekly diaries. I have the opportunity to live in Bishkek for two months, while I will volunteer with a contemporary art association, if you check my profile description you can understand that I am a chemist, but I like to face my comfort zone and learn, so I accepted this challenge. For the next two months I will live with a local family, a Kyrgyz couple with 3 kids. Till now everything is super, they are really welcoming and supportive. My first week was full of new connections and new things to know about this culture and the city. My volunteering activity at the moment is mainly getting in touch with people, artist or volunteers that want to join the project. In this way, I have the opportunity to visit the main places of the city and at the same time listen to a lot of nice stories. Under you can find some pictures of places I visited this week, I want to put the focus on the soviet architecture that

Iceland 4th part South Coast

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Iceland I was in Iceland on the new years eve in 2018, I did 10 days volunteering work camp where I discover my passion for photography. Iceland is the perfect place to get in love with it because everything is already set to be photographed, amazing nature and unforgettable landscapes, you have just to take pictures. South Iceland The third, and last, excursion that we did during that 10 days was on the southern part of the island, this part is easy to access also in winter, and for this, it is a very popular destination for tourists. South has a diverse and spectacular natural environment like waterfalls, glaciers, black sand beaches, towering mountains and cliffs that made this excursion really beautiful despite the bad weather we found that day. Sólheimajökull The best prospective First stop of our excursion was to visit a glacier,  Sólheimajökull it is one of the most easily accessible glaciers to reach from Reykjavik, where we were based. As you can see from the picture it was a

Iceland 3rd part Reykjanes peninsula

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Iceland I spent 10 days in Iceland in the 2018 for the new year's eve. I did a volunteer work camp and it was a good experience, but not the best work camp I have been to. Work camps are a nice opportunity to help the local community (this factor was missing there) and at the same time visit a country, know a new culture and meet nice people, I suggest you to do it.  Reykjanes peninsula This was the second of three excursions we did during the work camp, and the one I liked the most: there was good weather and we visited amazing, not touristic, places. The Reykjanes peninsula is a region in the southwest of Iceland, it is where Keflavik, and the international airport are. The peninsula is marked by active volcanism under surface, and large lava fields, there are numerous hot springs and sulphur springs, and the famous Blue lagoon, where I didn't had the opportunity to go. Kleifarvatn lake At the shore The first stop of our tour was at this lake, that is the third for extension