Month: December 2015

Idee d’evasione al caldo

Ritornando alla mia voglia d’estate, di cui vi parlavo nello scorso post, devo dirvi che non si e’ ancora placata. Certo il clima mite di questo inverno e il sole di questi giorni l’hanno tamponata, ma una cosa e’ andare in giro senza guanti e magari senza sciarpa e concedersi un caffe’ seduti a un tavolino fuori al sole e un’altra e’ bersi un bello smoothie di frutta fresca, magari pure tropicale, seduti su una sdraio e con la sabbia calda sotto ai piedi, non trovate?! Beh, non so se vi sia rimedio immediato pero’ non fa’ mai male guardarsi in giro e vedere se c’e’ qualche last minute interessante o semplicemente decidere di prendersi 10 giorni e scappare al caldo proprio nel mezzo dell’inverno o in primavera, quando ancora mancano 2 o 3 mesi alle vacanze estive. Ovviamente quando e’ piu’ propizio per la destinazione che sceglierete. Dopo 3 anni di Australia ed aver bazzicato “Downunder” e i paesi asiatici piu’ “vicini” all’Australia, ci starebbe decisamente un cambio! C’e’ cosi’ tanto da vedere e …

What are Australia’s Best beaches according to Qantas? // Quali sono le migliori spiagge australiane secondo Qantas?

Hello, sorry for my short absence, but I’ve been a bit busy with studying and work. It’s almost Xmas and here in Zurich it is getting warmer. Don’t get me wrong, I’m ok with it, despite the lack of snow in the mountains. And the reason why is that I realised I’m actually becoming more of a summer person. I missed a wintery Xmas, although I must say, it’s only now I start to miss Australia and I’d like to be in the warm weather. Somehow I changed. I used to enjoy the change of seasons a lot more, especially summer and winter, but now it seems I’d always want to be in spring and summer. 🙂 So, to this I’m sharing with you Qantas selection of Australia’s Best Beaches. Click on the link at the end of the post. If you’re planning a trip, it’s definitely a big help or maybe not. You’d want to go everywhere! And if you’re not planning to visit Australia, well it’s still a great joy for your sight! …

Discovering one of the many Xmas markets in Zurich // Alla scoperta di uno dei mercatini di Natale di Zurigo

In a bit more than 20 days it’s Xmas, yes again, but finally with all the atmosphere I was always used to. A bit of cold, Xmas trees, decorations and, most of all lights, everywhere, and that you can actually see because the sky is not lit up by the sun anymore…which prevent you from seeing them. (i.e. in Melbourne most of the Xmas decorations are not lit up because it would be a waste as there is still light some days until 9-10pm at night) By the way, it’s been a marvellous experience that of living Xmas in the summer, eating my husband’s favourite “anolini”, to tell it brutally and for the sake of letting you understand, excusing myself with my husband, the people of Piacenza and all the foodies and food experts, they are meat-filled “ravioli” usually eaten with broth. Well, on the first 24th of December we spent in Australia, my husband could not renounce to his traditional Xmas dish, so we had the anolini with broth, of course in the air-conditioning …