Recently I came across a very interesting TED Talk given by Ricardo Semler, Semco Partners CEO and radical innovator. In the speech, he talked about his so-called 'terminal days', a name he gave to the days of the week where he did all the things he would do if he was told he only had … Continue reading WHY YOU SHOULD TRAVEL MORE, AND WHY YOU SHOULD DO IT NOW
Moving is bound to bring changes. When the moving involves switching countries, this can be extremely overwhelming at times, bringing about what are normally referred to as 'culture shocks'. As a young Italian expat who moved to the UK at the ripe age of 19, I myself had a few shocks upon first stepping foot … Continue reading 5 CULTURE SHOCK MOMENTS WHEN MOVING TO THE UK (AS AN ITALIAN)
When people talk about travel, it's usually to remark how much it opens up your mind, widening your horizons, making you a better person. It's about relaxing, coming to terms with yourself and unplugging for a while. Generally, travelling is seen in a very positive light because it serves as a way to get to … Continue reading IS TRAVELLING AN ESCAPE?
Life is all about perspectives. Be it with a half-full glass of water, a half-empty Nutella jar, truth is that reality is all in our hands and is shaped according to the way we decide to perceive it. And isn't that true for anything that happens to us? From a failed trip to a place, … Continue reading Thank You or Fuck You?
Ever since my flatmate and I moved into our new place, we've been trying to host as many people as possible, offering them a nice place to stay while at the same time making new friends from all over the world. Couchsurfing is awesome in that sense. But let's take a step back: what is … Continue reading WHY YOU SHOULD COUCHSURF MORE
During my time in Rotterdam, my flatmate and I took up the habit of visiting a new place for breakfast each week, specifically each Sunday morning (which was often more like afternoon, but that's besides the point). It was a nice way of seeing new places and experiencing the city whilst at the same time … Continue reading MY 5 BEST BREAKFAST SPOTS IN ROTTERDAM
Most of my life, I have been living by a specific set of rules. It wasn't something that I felt like I had to do, or something which was imposed to me, but rather something to help me keep myself grounded and give me a sense of purpose. The more confused my life got, the … Continue reading LIVING BY THE RULES