Living on earth's safest place: - you cannot be at home in two weeks?

The 81-year-old Italian hermit Mauro Morandi has over 30 years made it, as many people all over the world are now being forced to live in isolation. The forme

Living on earth's safest place: - you cannot be at home in two weeks?

The 81-year-old Italian hermit Mauro Morandi has over 30 years made it, as many people all over the world are now being forced to live in isolation. The forme

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
21 mart 2020 Saturday 19:00
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Living on earth's safest place: - you cannot be at home in two weeks?

The 81-year-old Italian hermit Mauro Morandi has over 30 years made it, as many people all over the world are now being forced to live in isolation.

The former teacher arrived by chance to the island of Budelli off the Sardinian coast 31 years ago, when he tried to sail from Italy to Polynesia. Here in love, he is in the crystal clear water, the beaches, the beautiful sunrises and decided to stay.

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Mauro Morandi, is enjoying life on the beach on Budelli. Private

At the age of 81 years, he lives there still and is today known as Italy's Robinson Crusoe. The writing CNN, which has interviewed the Italian over the telephone. Although he uses his mobile phone to keep up to date, and he knows, therefore, for the global coronakrise.

- I'm fine, I'm not afraid. I am comfortable here. The island gives me total protection. Here is no risk at all, he says to CNN about life on the island, which, he in these times feel, is 'the safest place on earth'.

even Though he every morning, waking in his stone-built cottage, surrounded by nature without even to fear the virus, so is he worried his family and friends. They live in Modena, in northern Italy, which is one of the hardest hit areas.

- They have it hard, he says.

Personally the virus has not changed much for the Italian. The biggest difference is that he now must wait longer for the food, he gets brought from the mainland, because of the restrictions that have come in Italy.

He has been accustomed to the fact that tourists have sailed past and visited the island for a single day, but in these times he does not see a single sail by.

- I start to bored me, so I get time to go to take pictures of the beaches, the wildlife and the beautiful view, and so do I edit the images and share them on Instagram. I have many followers, he says.

The 81-year-old Italian is used to being isolated and find it difficult to understand that others have it so difficult to be alone, when the only trades on a limited period of time.

I spend each winter alone in my house for months, and I rarely go around on the island, but spend time on my terrace. So what the hell - can't people be at home in two weeks? It is absurd, he says.

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Mauro Morandi is accustomed to being completely alone. Private

He shares gladly his counsel to be alone with his countrymen and the rest of the world. He does not believe that one must be angry about having to be home in a few weeks - instead one should see it as an opportunity to look inward.

I read a lot. I think that many are afraid to read, because then they start to think about things, and it can be dangerous. If you start to see things differently and become critical, you may end up discovering that you live a miserable life, that you are a bad person, or that you have done stupid things, he says.

He believes, however, that selvransagelsen will reward itself. He has experienced on the own body, when he stopped to travel all around Europe and instead settled down on a desert island.

- I did not want to travel more. I understood that the most beautiful, most dangerous, most adventurous and most rewarding journey is the one inside yourself, whether you are sitting in a living room or here on Budelli. It is therefore, it can be hard for many to stay at home and do nothing, assesses Mauro Morandi.

The Italian island of Budelli. Private

Updated: 21.03.2020 19:00
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