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?
When describing beautiful Rotterdam, the recommendations seem to be endless. Despite being a relatively small city, the 'dam has a lot to offer to both tourists and locals, making it a must-do stop when visiting the Netherlands. To help you out a little bit, I have compiled a list of 11 things you need to … Continue reading YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO ROTTERDAM: 11 MUST-DO’S
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
When talking about Slovenia, Lake Bled is always on everyone’s tongues as they spill out all the good recommendations on the country. Nestled in the Julian Alps and right next to the Triglav National Park, the lake is apparently the background of fairytales, with such a unique beauty that could hardly be compared to anything … Continue reading SLOVENIA GUIDE: LAKE BLED
Next up on our Vietnam guide series is Halong Bay (or Halong-a, as my guide pronounced it), a conglomerate of tiny islands constellating the Vietnamese shores and creating an absolutely stunning set up for locals and foreigners looking for some peace of mind. Here is a short video I put together, with clips from the … Continue reading VIETNAM GUIDE: Halong Bay