Punti di Vista - Nora Nadjarian

PISTOIA “In the tropical Butterfly House in the gardens of Villa Garzoni there is a piranha. I stand staring for a few moments at the fish with the deadpan face, shimmering reddish yellow scales and huge eyes. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a piranha at such close range.” Continue reading this (true) story by Nora Nadjarian | #CCTravellers2017

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PISTOIA “The noise of the wheels on the still-warm tile of the patio woke my companions up; it was past 2 AM when I reached the plant nursery and the flat surrounded by yuccas, exhausted from a long car drive and wandering around in the middle of nowhere. Pistoia and its asleep villas seemed to be a lookout checking for strangers like me; I rushed in with no other expectation than a good night of sleep and here they were, waiting for me.” Continue reading this (true) story by Marie Beckrich | illustration: Tom Treadway | #CCTravellers2017

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UGANDA Try to imagine the scene: it’s Christmas morning and we are in the middle of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, far south of Uganda, at the border with Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo, trying to meet some gorillas in their natural habitat. Just the time to get there and we find out why they call it impenetrable forest: there are no marked paths, only dense vegetation.