Welcome to the Homepage of Giovanni and Lyra Maniscalco  

What´s up here?

Welcome to my new homepage. I would like report here many (!) of my long-distance travel.

From 1998 to 2000 I was once in New York and twice in Miami. There I had a really nice time. Especially the view from the World Trade Center was breathtaking. In Florida, I did not let the oppurtunity to ride to Orlando and visit some theme parks. I had then visited Universal Studios and Universal Island of Adventure.

From 2006 to 2008, I visited Japan. Nihon, as the Japanese call their country, had always interested me, but I had never really dared to fly alone there. In 2006 I got then the big chance and took a business opportunity to visit this fantastic country and I have literally breathed into me. I was so fascinated, that I went the following two years also to Japan. I recommend it to anyone who is only interested in a bit of Asia and this fantastic culture.

In 2009, I met my girlfriend Lyra. She is Filipina, with her Filipino descent made ​​me curious to visit a country which is hard to find in any ordinary travel brochure. Philippines is located between the 5th and 19th Latitude north of the equator in Southeast Asia.It is consist of a total of 7,107 islands, of which 2773 provided with a name and about 880 are inhabited. Only eleven of these islands have an area of more than 2500 km ², the largest are Luzon, Mindanao, Samar, Negros, Mindoro, Panay and Palawan, and only about 1,000 are also larger than 1 km ².




ver the Internet, looking for a new life partner, preferably a Japanese woman, I met one day Lyra. It happened so common, in a chat of a dating website, i liked her kind to articulate and her English was really so good that she was very sympathic to me from the beginning. We chat every day from then on. Although, I was initially skeptical because Filipino women here in Germany have a really bad reputation and that was also aware of Lyra. However, she was very convincing and I started her piece by piece more trust.

In same year I flew to Cebu City for my first time, on the island of Cebu in the Visayas. When she picked me up at the airport, accompanied by two cousins, ​​(only to be careful, I could have had bad intentions) I was a bit surprised how small the Filipinos are. I felt like living under Hobbits. One thing is sure. This people has definitely not a basketball team. :-) More on my trip I'll tell you later.



Lyra is now in Germany since a couple of months. In the coming years we will be on travel. Initially only in Baden-Wuerttemberg, then the states in the immediate vicinity and last but not least in central and northern Germany.Then it goes further south, Switzerland and Austria. There is much to see.



What´s more here?

In addition to the pictures from our travels, I have yet to offer a YouTube channel and a photo album on Picasa. The link can be found in the side bar.
Each trip report will open an own website so don´tbe surprised.


Giovanni Maniscalco
Flachter Strasse 53
71277 Rutesheim