What I have concluded, after my second English sojourn, is that all places have a soul, which cannot be experienced or anticipated before actually going and living there for a while. Some places speak louder to our inner selves than others. And we see them, experience them and feel them based on how we feel in that moment of our lives.
Dear friends, I hope you’ve had a wonderful Easter. I am sorry if I haven’t written anything for a while, but I have been enjoying the holidays and the first rays of sunshine that have finally hit this rainy and cloudy island. Today I went with my parents to Harrogate, a lovely town in … Continue reading Afternoon tea at Betty’s
“The limits of my language mean the limits of my world” Ludwig Wittgenstein Have you ever come across a word in your language that doesn’t seem to have a direct translation in the others? Thanks to the Internet, it’s possible to find hundreds of them and it’s very interesting and entertaining to browse through them. … Continue reading The untranslatable words you need to know to live a better life
In this assignment for a Dutch Food PR agency, I try to analyse in which ways social media are changing the way we eat and the whole eating experience, with enormous implications for the hospitality industry. https://app.luminpdf.com/sign-in
Dear international friends, this blog post is in Italian as some of my friends asked me why i was writing my blog in English and I wanted to give them an answer. Keep on following me though; my next posts will mainly be in English
Disclaimer: this could be a quite philosophical article, so, if you’re not in the mood for some abstract thoughts, skip it. But if you’re looking for a way to address anxiety and stress, keep on reading. I’ll share with you two totally free and simple strategies I use myself whenever I feel bad for some … Continue reading Walking and writing: the perfect recipe to calm the soul
They say that “home” is a feeling and that home is wherever your heart is. And they couldn’t be more right. Personally, I think that this is one of the best feelings in the world, as it results from a mix of positive emotions such as happiness, comfort, love, acceptance, welcoming, simplicity and many more.
After having lived abroad for 3 years, always sharing a house with different people from different cultures, I started noticing some different patterns in behaviour. And that’s quite obvious, you’ll tell me. But there’s something that often go unnoticed: I am talking about the cultural rules regulating conversations.
Few weeks ago, I came across this video from Ted Talks that finally gave a name to this feeling I very often have. So I discovered that I am part of the team: master procrastinators.
As soon as I moved to Groningen, the Netherlands for my master’s, I started wondering about the soul of the Dutch cuisine. After weeks of asking people (and the Internet), I started getting discouraged: apparently the Dutch cuisine didn’t exist. Or if it did, it was nothing worth mentioning.