All posts tagged: Sydney

Happy Bday – What did happen in 1 Year of Blogging? // Buon compleanno! Cosa vuol dire scrivere un blog per 1 anno?

September 26th that’s the day I finally decided to start blogging! It’s been an amazing year, during which: I experienced a lot started living in Australia again, in Melbourne for the 1st time, travelled around here & collected new stamps on my passport in Fiji, New Zealand and Thailand (I still have to write about it) met a lot of fantastic people that inspired me, in Melbourne and through Blogging experienced working by myself, in an art gallery, always looking for learning something new and learnt so much about taking photographs with a DSLR, French, reaching a good intermediate level, as my friends Gaelle & Xavier would say learnt a bit of jewellery making and a lot of small things, making bread, some Footy rules, etc… but most of all, as we’re talking about Blogging, I learnt how to blog, although there’s still so much to learn, got a deeper understanding of WordPress & social media communications and started implementing what I learnt, shared my thoughts, feelings, my travel diaries with many people that have …

Expat Life

A new section has just come to live on my blog about ‘Expat life‘, the hardship & excitement of moving to another place and start a new life somewhere else. In my case, right now it’s Melbourne, but it’s been Madrid in the past. I’ve even been a temporary expatriate also in other cities for shorter periods of time, to learn a language or do an internship. For example in Barcelona, San Diego, the little town of Moodus CT (USA), Sydney, … I’ll be sharing my experience, what’s yours? Check it out by Clicking on the link below: Expat Life. Related articles Chasing the sky: Are you ready to be an expat? (inaforeignsky.wordpress.com) a reality of being an expat (cindi-keller.com) All aboard the expat blogger express (telegraph.co.uk) Ex-Pat Living: Hey Friend, Looking for a Lighter? (whattheworldtaughtme.com) Introducing the Guest Expat Blog Series (theexpatloop.wordpress.com)  

Sydney: where to find some really good fish? // Dove mangiare dell’ottimo pesce a Sydney?

Every now and then I have the chance to go to Sydney and I feel so lucky as it is one city I have been in love with for 11 years or so. It was the chance to experience an amazingly warm city, 23C, like a hot spring, and sunbathe while having tapas in the CBD at Barrafina (try the lighlty floured calamari and the avocado salad, delicious! Feaured on Broadsheet), which I recommend, or while walking around Manly, because that’s what I did on my 2nd day. I also visited the World Press Photo exhibition at the National Library of NSW, quite impressive, and tried a couple of restaurants which I really reccommend: The Spice Temple in the CBD and Toko, a Japanese restaurant in Surry Hills. At the Spice Temple you can have amazing chinese food, very, very spicy! My eyes were watery, but it was all worthy! At the Koko is a glamourous spot, but that also delivers on its promise: delicious food! As I said, Sydney is always beautiful, glamourous, enchanting …

Australia the happiest country in the world :)

Apparently Australia ranked #1 in the List of Happiest Countries, followed by Sweden, Canada, … If you want to know more, click on the link below to watch the video and read the article 🙂 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323855804578508554126690568.html Related articles Why Australia is the happiest developed nation (smartplanet.com) The Happiest Nation on Earth (neatorama.com) Australia tops world happiest list (news.theage.com.au) Australia is the World’s Happiest Country – Again (newsfeed.time.com) The world’s happiest country is … (cnn.com) The world’s happiest nation (smh.com.au) Smile, we’re the world’s happiest (theage.com.au) Australia ranked happiest developed nation in OECD Index (australiantimes.co.uk) Australia named the ‘lucky country’ (edition.cnn.com) Australia ranked ‘happiest’ nation (bbc.co.uk)

Sydney – 2 giorni per visitarla e non perdere i principali ‘Spots’!

State per visitare Sydney? Volete organizzarvi un itinerario proprio percheè avete solo 2 giorni? Nel link sotto troverete le cose principali da non perdere a Sydney e che si possono vedere in 2 giorni. Poi alcuni altri posti da visitare con un po’ più di tempo, suggerimenti di ristoranti, caffè, racconti e curiosità negli altri ‘post’ correlati. Cliccate sul link qui: Sydney.

Why not enough room in the Country of the Tall People?

How was this post conceived? Well, simply going around the city in Melbourne, by tram, for example, and having coffee and eating lunches or dinner out at a cafè or restaurant. Well, literally doing this, I noticed that there is little space for one’s body, even without being too big, and especially for one’s legs. And I ask myself: “Why?” Why do we wanna live uncomfortably even when we are traveling or when we are enjoying a dinner, a coffee or whatever somewhere? It seems a pretty clear and natural question. The first time I boarded a Yarra Tram or a train in Melbourne, probably in Sydney too, most of the time you don’t have enough room for your legs. They are usually touching you neighbour’s legs in front, which is quite annoying. Ok, they maybe oblige to sit up straight, but even doing that there is not enough space. It’s more than that, they probably are optimizing space, but I’d definitely prefer fewer seats and take the risk of standing rather than seating rather …

When does summer end in Australia? / Finisce mai l’estate in Australia?

When does summer end in Australia? But does summer really end in Australia? That’s probably a question I would have asked before coming to Australia, but that I think I could ask as well now that I’ve been living here for 6 months. Summer officially ends in February, so the 1st day of March is already fall. Why the 1st of March you are maybe wondering? “Just because it’s easier”, someone once said to me! Instead of making it the 21st. Maybe there is also a more scientific explanation for it. I haven’t looked much for an explanation, maybe it is because it is simpler. Even on the website of the museum of Victoria it just says that seasons in Australia start the 1st day of the month. Have a look at this link, if you are interested: http://museumvictoria.com.au/discoverycentre/infosheets/planets/the-sun-and-the-seasons/ Probably that is why we still enjoy summer temperature. It is true that in Sydney the 1st of March was just the perfect day of Autumn, as it was raining and the sky was grey. But …

E in Australia non si guarda più ‘Sanremo’

Mi ricordo come se fosse ieri quando ero in scambio per studio vicino a Sydney, 11 anni fa’. Quanto tempo! E come oggi, ogni tanto guardavo il telegiornale italiano per rimanere al corrente di cosa succedesse a casa. Alle volte meglio non guardarlo, o forse sì, perché pensi, triste da dire: ‘Meno male che mi trovo qui!’. Comunque… mi ricordo che mi ero guardata anche il Festival di Sanremo, probabilmente presa da un momento di nostalgia, perché già allora avevo smesso di guardarlo. Ricordo anche, come fosse ieri, che mi vergognavo un po’. eheh e ora lo dichiaro pubblicamente, ma, va beh, sono passati più di 10 anni. posso convivere con il fatto che la gente lo sappia. O come quando sono andata al concerto dei ‘Take That’, per accompagnare un’amica e mia sorella, ma normalmente ascoltavo i ‘Green Day’. Una cosa da tenere nascosta assolutamente nella mente di una teenager che cercava di ascoltare sempre musica nuova, un po’ alternativa. Quasi un’onta! In ogni caso, tornando a Sanremo, l’unica ragione a volte che ho …

26.1.2013 AUSTRALIA DAY: che cos’è? / AUSTRALIA DAY >> I spent lunch in the Docklands, Melbourne

Dunque l’Australia Day è il giorno in cui è stato effettuato il 1° insediamento nella terra di “New Holland”, ossia l’Australia come veniva chiamata in origine. Viene festeggiato il 26 gennaio in commemorazione del lontano 1788, l’anno dell’arrivo delle navi inglesi, pero’ si è cominciato a festeggiare l’Anniversary Day o Foundation Day o Ana Day, come veniva chiamato in precedenza, nel 1808 e ufficialmente nel 1818 con la formazione dello stato del New South Wales. Di solito è festa nazionale e anche se cade di sabato, come quest’anno, la festa viene estesa al lunedì successivo. Per questo lunedì 28 gennaio sarà un giorno di festa e di vacanza in tutta l’Australia. L’Australia Day è anche il momento di onorare gli Australiani che con le loro azioni hanno dato esempio e lustro alla Nazione. Avviene, quindi, il conferimento degli Awards per ‘l’Australiano dell’anno’ o ‘Australian of the year’. Quest’anno è stato conferito a Ita Buttrose per i traguardi raggiunti professionalmente nel settore del giornalismo e dei media, per la volontà di dare alla donna un ruolo …