About local markets and multiculturalism

Local international markets, that’s one of my favourite contradictions. Those markets discoverable only by chance or by sentito dire, that grow like mushrooms in different spots of the city, different by themes and products sold but similar and each unique for that unique melting pot of the sellers. And unique because in those special days…

Tips to avoid diets and unnatural sports.

1 – Drink water, starting with at least 0.5L in the morning with empty stomach; 2 – Eat slowly, taste and feel the food. Like this, it will be fully integrated and absorbed by the organism, -and you are even going to enjoy more! – ; 3 – Walk like a ballerina; 4 – Avoid…

How everybody might enjoy Livorno.

Every Livornese to be pretends he hates this city and wants to go away, though at the end most remains and the ones who go away return. l am in the last cathegory and I actually do not hate this city, as l explained in the section About. I see it from pink lenses and…

Being fined in Italy o Quanto rubano i comuni?!

Dopo due mesi ricevo una simpatica multa a casa per essere passata in una zona con telecamere alle 22.00 il 27/7, durante il periodo di Effetto Venezia a Livorno. Per chi non lo sapesse, questo è un evento altamente folkloristico che prende posto in quel quartiere chiamato in onore dell’omonima città per la presenza di…

Woody Allen in Europe

It’s amazing how this author manages to give such deep insides in his characters. This is true for all his movies, but reaches the highest heights in the ones turned in Europe in the past years, where not only he catches them but he even places them in a particular nation’s frame. A frame given not…

я хочу идти в Россия! A Russian friendly post

I wanna go to Russia. That country so full of history and contradictions,where the two extremes of history took place: the absolutism of the цари (zar) and коммунизм (communism). A travel into the deep Russia, to discover their traditions and interact with these people, so deep and warm hearted, different of how many people like…

Stay unemployed where you are

….or fly far far away from Europe. Berlin today: Those are important places in the city: Under den Linden (viale dei tigli), St. Edwige’s cathedral and the sorroundings of the museum’s island. The city is literally infested of works and there’s no mention of that by the travel agencies. So, if you’re planning a luxury…

Serotonin Shopping Syndrom

I couldn’t have imagined that my mania for chocolate’s stock would have reached its depth in Berlin. But wow, Ritter boutique is impressive! The chocolate is excellent ans SO cheap! Used to the aristocratic Belgian chocolate, that worths like gold, I needed to make a step on the past, when Ritter sport was my daddy’s…

Aristocratic pearl in Germany

I had the chance to visit Potsdam, and I was truly enchanted by this small super important city in the land of Brandeburg. Architecturally there’s something for all tastes: some egyptians buildings, some spanish churches and big french palaces, mixed with typical Nordic buildings and even Dutch districts. Not to forget the chinese touch for…

Cold makes feel (more) alive

…and there’s nothing like a Russian sauna in a northern city’s evening. 15 minutes getting HOT then running under a freezing shower with 6° of external temperature. You get used so fast that you can keep on watching the stars naked outside. I was surprised to know that the moon in eastern cultures is the…

Festival of lights (?)

Here’s Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate during the famous festival of lights, magnificent as you can never see . In fact, as you personally can state, the only festival was held by beggars selling umbrellas just below the monument. Should I guess that everythig was already over at 2am?! Let’s not complain if youngsters go to Berlin…

Nespresso’s supremacy

  Good morning from Berlin! It’s wonderful l am drinking Nespresso even here, I was worrying I would be poisoned but I am very lucky my acquaintances always, unconsciously, have my tastes 🙂 This is the coffee machine we have in Italy, object of a lot of discussions as my mother claims the property and…

I will leave my hat on

I used to wear this same shirt when I was at highschool. Why hats are not mentioned? Preparing for the cold I sparkled my hats on the bed (I am not superstitious). The result was this: I simply can’t resist when I find a particular hat that fits me well. In summer not to tan,…

Getting lucky with blurred lines

Pharrel Williams was featuring in both of those hits of the summer and has sold two million singles in just about 16 weeks. I guess those two songs made the summer of many as they made mine, so I got interested in reading both lyrics carefully and find the resemblances in such successes, even if at first…

Les défauts de Louis (Vuitton) en Patrie

Cette année je suis retournée à Paris après trop d’années d’éloignement (3). Ayant déjà fait la touriste auparavant dans les incontournables,- voire Tour Eiffel, musées du Louvre et d’Orsay, places des Vosges, de Tertre, Vendôme et Concorde, Notre-Dame, les Champs-Elysées, l’arc de triomphe, l’hôtel des Invalides, Montmartre avec la basilique du Sacré-Coeur, Panthéon, palais du…