Year 2012. Sixteen year old me. Beijing, China. And a missing postcard. What happened?
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 in the UK, these were mine.
And if so, is it the good kind?
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 THE BEST 5 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
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.