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)
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
Throwback to a good ten years ago (God, I feel old). Italy. Rome. The Trevi Fountain. Nice right? Picture me and my parents, happily enjoying the sunny day as we stroll through the Roman alleyways in the direction of the Trevi Fountain. It’s not my first time in Rome - I have been here a … Continue reading STORY TIME: The Fontana di Trevi incident.
To a lot of people, loneliness can be a familiar feeling. It doesn’t have to be constant, doesn’t have to be something negative, but something that we all go through at some point. Be it because of an empty house, people leaving or solo travelling, this feeling seems to grip you all of a sudden … Continue reading LONELINESS
I love Italy. I truly do. Countless times we've been told there is no place like home, and I can testify and support that thought like I can scream my own name to the world. After travelling to many places and falling in love in different corners of the world, I can't hide the fact … Continue reading NO PLACE IS PERFECT.
Here is an update for you all: I FINALLY TURNED 22! Crazy, right? The event happened 8 days ago, on a very busy beach in the French riviera, in the same country of last year's birthday and accompanied by the same two people. 22 is a big number to me for a few reasons: firstly, … Continue reading 22
Yesterday, just like every other year, I set off with my family on our big road trip down south, destination Puglia. Puglia is a region in the far south of Italy, with stunning landscapes, ridiculously good and affordable food and inhumanly high temperatures. Know how Italy is shaped like a boot? We’re talking heel here. … Continue reading EVERYBODY’S CHANGING
When I was younger, summer used to be the time where I got to escape from the reality of my hometown for a little bit. Be it a week, three or four, I always managed to retaliate a short period of time for myself, to explore and set off on my little adventures. I associate … Continue reading SUMMER PLANNING