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Dedicado a Madrid y todo lo que es Madrid / Dedicated to Madrid and to what it entails

English: Paseo de la Castellana (avenue) in Ma...

English: Paseo de la Castellana (avenue) in Madrid (Spain). In the background, the Puerta de Europa (“Gate of Europe”). Español: Paseo de la Castellana de Madrid (España). Al fondo, la Puerta de Europa. Français : Paseo de la Castellana (avenue) à Madrid (Espagne). En fond, la Porte de l’Europe. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hace menos de 2 meses que estoy viviendo en Melbourne (pronunciando la ‘e’ final de la palabra 😉 ) y todavìa me siento parte de una gran experiencia que acaba de terminar fisicamente, que pero no ha terminado todavìa a nivel de emociones, recuerdos y amistades. Es fàcil pensar a estos 2 anhos y medio porque simplemente hace falta pensar en todas las personas que he conocido durante este tiempo, muchìsimos espanoles, grandìsimo pueblo de gente acogedora y que consigue hasta que una italiana piense que Espana es su casa; y también muchìsimos otras personas, italianos, estranjeros, como por ejemplo libaneses o brasilenhos. O solamente hace falta escuchar una par de canciones, la del Mundial de 2010, cuando la noche de la final me encontrè andando por Paseo de la Castellana*, con toda la ciudad de Madrid, un rìo de gente impresionante, gritando “Yo soy Espanhol”, o la de la Eurocopa, “No hay 2 sin 3”, quizàs menos feliz dado que Italia perdiò en la final. En este caso también ha salido la calidad de un pueblo, en algunos respectos muy sensible, no hablandome del partido el dìa despuès o solamente haciendo bromitas inocientes o esperandose 1 semana en hacerla por respecto y amistad. Estas canciones son muy motivadoras, pero también muy llenas de sensaciones y recuerdos para mì. Y estoy segura que esto no vale solamente para mì, sino que para muchas personas màs. Cada uno con sus emociones y sus recuerdos.

Escucharlas en “loop” no quiere decir algo malo? Que estoy loca o que, no, verdad?

Las dedico a todos los amigos y las personas que he tenido la suerte de conocer en Madrid!

*para quièn no lo sabe, es una de las calles centrales de Madrid que cruza toda Madrid:

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It’s just been less than 2 months in Melbourne, but it still seems that i’m part of a bigger a experience, that maybe partly just phisically finished, but has not terminated yet at an emotional level. I’m taking about the 2 years and half I spent in Madrid and Spain. It’s just so easy to go back to all those moments and beautiful memories. The only thing I need is to think about all the friends I made there and that I’m still in contact with. Or another way, is just listening to some music, a couple of songs in particular. The 2010 World Cup one, I just remembered walking down Paseo de la Castellana* the night of the final with some Lebanese friends and some others, singing “Yo soy Espanyol” (I’m Spanish), mingling with a huge amount of people invading Madrid the whole night long. Or Maybe the European Cup song “No hay 2 sin 3”, maybe in a sadder situation as Italy lost to Spain in the final and with a bad score. But in that occasion once again both colleagues and friends were very respectful and weren’t hard on me the next day, maybe some soft jokes, or they waited for a week before joking about it. Spanish people, great people, very warm and welcoming people. I guess these two songs don’t have a deep meaning nor arise great memories and emotions only in my case, but it’s probably the same for a lot of other people, just with different memories and emotions.

Am I to be considered mad, if I’m repeatedly listening to these songs?

I dedicate these 2 songs to all the friends and people I met in Madrid!

Paseo de la Castellana – the night of the 2010 World Cup Final

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Milan born, I lived in the US although very briefly, Spain (Madrid), Australia (Melbourne) and now Zurich for an exciting new adventure! I'm a curious person, a traveller, a lover of languages and cultures, food, art & design, a marketer and about to become a jewellery designer. I also love traveling and sharing. Travelling is a Life Experience, and it also means new recipes, new styles, culture and so on... you'll find all my love for traveling and what it entails in this blog! I'll share my own real experiences with you so that you can get tips on Australia and more first hand! This blog is in English and Italian, and occasionally in Spanish. Sharing is caring!

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