When I say I travel a lot for work, I usually get a reaction of excitement and envy. And while a work where one travels often can generally sound appealing, the way I do it isn’t. More often than not I spend more time at the airport or in the aircraft than in the actual … More 122 – Aarhus
Relax everyone, no rant this time. I have literally no strength. The only good thing about this tedious month is Sant’Ambrogio, not because I am in any way devout to this particular saint, but because the Milan opera house, La Scala, launches the new season and airs the performance worldwide. Other than that, this time … More 121 – Toledo & Segovia II
Disclaimer: I am no Émile Zola, nevertheless, an exasperated rant ahead. Consider yourselves warned. Where to begin…well, the election weekend in Spain triggered it, I guess. A lot of people seem to feel comfortable to voice their delirious opinions lately. People from my fencing club, for instance. While I am perfectly aware that people who … More 120 – J’Accuse… 2019!
Facebook has lately been throwing back at me all the travel photos from two years ago (already!!!), thus achieving to bring my wanderlust to barely bearable levels. And while I am looking back at all the wonderful places I got to visit and all the fantastic people I met, I am musing about why people … More 119 – S’I Fosse Foco, Arderei l’Mondo
Summer in Madrid is to be avoided, or rather, Madrid in summer. The city becomes a frying pan. I really struggle to understand what is the appeal of hot weather, and I look rather suspiciously at people who claim they love it. Because what exactly is there to love when the thermometer still shows 38 … More 118- Around Madrid
Me and my best friend are born two days apart. Even though we’ve been living in different countries for the last 7 years, it has now become a tradition that we always go somewhere and celebrate our birthdays together. There was Barcelona, there was New York, there were champagne-fueled shopping sprees in London (resulting into … More 117 – Berlin 70/2
This time last year I published a post about the reasons that got me involved in fundraising for Bloodwise, a UK-based charity that funds blood cancer research. 50 years ago, 90% of children diagnosed with leukemia would die. Nowadays, over 80% recover, also thanks to the ceaseless work of organizations such as Bloodwise. I realize … More 116 – Cycling to Beat Blood Cancer 2019