The Sardinian Medieval Judicadu

Last time we had a short trip to Ichnusa and we reached the historic period when four separate Logus (Sardinian states) were established and each judicadu was headed by its own judike. Most probably you already got lost in these unknown words for you. That is why let me you clarify some of the terms and be your unprofessional guide today.

Judicadu, logu or rennu are three terms in Sardinian whose meaning is a “state” (and sometimes “kingdom”). Such four Sardinian states were formed in the 900 AD and existed in the medieval times. Each of those giudicati (in Italian) was a sovereign and independent state. Moreover, power was not inherited from one’s father or ancestors but it was super individual simply because it wasn’t owned by a judike (king, monarch). Continue reading

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Ichnusa

I had the chance to come back to the Paradise some months ago and enjoy the Myth in the Mediterranean Sea even more. If you remember we had a walk in the northern parts of Ichnusa some two years ago. So now it’s high time we continued exploring it but this time to the South. But before doing it, surely, we should take some time and get acquainted with its very ancient and extremely interesting history. So, let us get started and dive first into the times when all other parts were already created on Earth and Lord started dealing with the creation of the Island of Sardinia. Continue reading

The Green Sea

Guyana is a country which is situated in the northern parts of South America but at the same time it is also part of the Caribbean basin due to its history and culture tightly bound to it. The country’s area is two times bigger than this of Bulgaria but its habitants are less than 1 million (around 700 000). And what is the reason for that? When one flies over Guyana they see one sea … but this sea is green, i.e. this s the jungle, in which the number of residents is much lower than the number of animals living there. Continue reading

Fishie, Fishie, Fishieeeeee …..

We dived in the Acqua World some time ago. We paid a short visit to several aquariums and oceanariums which were the biggest and the most eye-catching ones for me mainly in Southern Europe. Now lovers of fish species could join me because we are going a little bit farther to the north where we are going to cry out (beh, not loudly ..) Fishie, Fishie, Fishieeeeee ….. 😀

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The Black Mill

Being still on the topic of Denmark and Sweden, I am dedicating this post to one legend which is very popular in the Netherlands and Scandinavia. In my humble opinion, it is too cruel because there is too much blood and Devil is one of the main characters. But it’s true people from the north know it and even they have black mills. And the legend goes like this … Continue reading

Mochileros y Gringos

462-mochileros-y-gringosMochileros are backpackers in Spanish, i.e. these who travel with one rucksack only and seek new adventures. They are usually welcomed by being called gringos (or foreigners) by natives in South America. It’s not an insult to be called a gringo on the New Continent, just on the opposite – guests and visitors to the countries should feel flattered. And what does one mochilero-gringo visit in Colombia? Have you ever been interested in this?

There is one particular place which is known as the liquid rainbow where the Guayabero River is coloured in various colours. It is goes through Caño Cristales (or the Crystal Canyon) and it’s renown as the most beautiful river in the world owing to the five colours that change one after another from July through November – yellow, green, blue, black and red. For this reason it’s also called the River of Five Colours. Continue reading

S-ciavo

Venice is most probably the strangest and most fascinating city of all of the marvellous Italian places. Maybe it would be because there are no cars and almost unreal quietness reigns there (apart from the numerous tourists and vaporetti); maybe because winter mist makes the city’s narrow and tight streets even more mysterious and dreamlike; maybe because of the annual magic Carnival which attracts visitors from all over the world; maybe due to the legends which spread out and tell about the origin of every angle of the island …. Who knows? 🙂 What is certain is that la Serenissima  is unique in the world despite the fact that almost every continent has its own Venice (and even more than one) but of course none of them could reach the uniqueness of the “original”one that was built on 118 islets altogether connected to the mainland through canals and its structures being supported by a large range of wooden platforms placed deep in the sea in the Venetian lagoon. Continue reading