Month: October 2014

What’s it like a Saturday afternoon at the Hot Springs // Un pomeriggio alle terme vicino a Melbourne

Another tick on my bucket list for Melbourne and Victoria: the Peninsula Hot springs at the tip of the Mornington Peninsula. It came as an invite to a prolonged birthday celebration of a French friend, it couldn’t have been a better invitation as I wanted to go there for a long time. And it was the perfect end to the celebration, the party of the Friday night was awesome! 🙂 It takes a 1h 30 min to get there, or 1h 15min via toll way. Once you’re on the Peninsula the panorama starts to be already very pleasant. Thing to absolutely know: you have to book your appointment in advance for a specific time, otherwise you risk being denied entrance, also if you’re late on a fully booked day. Yes, that’s Australia! Passed the admin, it’s a very enjoyable place, especially because it wasn’t that packed. You should not expect neither a luxurious place nor a European level hot springs, but they’re nonetheless pretty good. There are I think 30 pools, hot and cold, with …

My ‘Aussie’, but multicultural haircut // Il mio taglio ‘australiano, ma multiculturale

Ho preso il coraggio a due mani e deciso di condividere la foto del mio taglio. A molti non freghera’ un granche’, ma visto che alcuni me l’hanno chiesta, non c’e’ niente di male nell’era del ‘selfie’, instagram, ecc… Eccola qui… Per carita’, nulla di drammatico, ed era in effetti cio’ che cercavo, solo la piega non mi ha esaltato, troppo da ‘bambola’ e forse per fortuna che non ha tenuto molto… Qualcuno mi ha anche consigliato di sorridere la prossima volta e ha ragione. Quando faccio le foto son talmente concentrata (a scattare un profilo decente ;)) che me ne dimentico, ma quando scatto agli altri, la cosa strana, e’ che sorrido anch’io! 🙂 p.s. Perche’ australiano, ma multiculturale? Leggete il mio posto precedente http://wp.me/p2LzYl-Hr ———- // ———- I decided to win over shy and “who cares about your haircut?” and poublish actually 2 photos. As I was mentioning, most people won’t really give a damn about it, but as someone asked me about it, why not? We’re in the ‘selfie’, instagram, fb era, …

1st Haircut in Australia? // Primo taglio in Australia?

Sometimes we believe that there’s no place like our home country. There they do everything, or most things, better. Let’s take Hair-cutting and Italy. Well, objectively they cut your hair very well in Italy and my experience relies actually on Milan (lately Adore’) where I lived most of my life. If I say I had my 1st Haircut in Australia last week, it’s not true…I should say “since I’m back”. I once I had a haircut at Bondi beach with my friend Martina in 2001 and I was actually pretty happy with it! 🙂 But I can say I had my 1st cut in Melbourne 2 weeks ago and I survived! Just joking! As per my first lines, thinking I cannot have my hair cut anywhere else in the world (I’ve been back twice to Italy and I had my hair cut while I was there), I asked people to understand where to go, once passed the idea of hairdressers being more expensive here. As I liked the haircut style of my friend Penny, I …

10 first words I learnt in Australian slang // Le prime 10 parole che ho imparato in “australiano”

Finally after a long time I put together the list of the first 10 words of ‘Australian’ I learnt when I arrived in Melbourne. Yes because in Australia they speak a totally different language! J Come and read for yourself the first words I came across in the land Downunder. ARVO – short for ‘afternoon’, although I don’t particularly like the sound of this word AUSSIE – short for ‘Australian’ BARBIE – short for ‘barbeque’, essential word if you want to live and survive in Australia. You’ll attend and/or organise hundreds of them, it’s like the Italian Aperitivo, almost a National sport 😉 BREKKIE – short for ‘breakfast’, another important part of the day. You can’t start the day without ‘a good brekkie’, which often involves ‘Vegemite’. CHRISSIE – short for ‘Christmas’, a word we learnt after just 4 months of our arrival to Melbourne, since we spent here our first Xmas and we’re going to spend here the next. FOOTY – short for ‘football’, but the Australian one. Nobody living in Melbourne can afford …