All posts tagged: The Age

Run Melbourne, Run Vale Run! What’s it like to run your 1st 5k? // Run Melbourne: Corri Vale corri! Come ci si sente a correre la prima 5km?

I started running maybe 3 years ago, but not constantly. 3-4 months of running, then nothing and so on. My longest run has been just a bit above 6Km and never repeated so far. And for the last year or so I’ve been wanting to challenge myself with a real run for my level: a 5K run! I’ve been procrastinating, forgetting and so on till last Friday when I realised The Age 2014 Run Melbourne was on SUNDAY 27TH July. Even without real training, maybe 3K a couple of weeks ago, I decided to do it! It’s now or never! A friend of mine was doing the 10K and other people were busy or not up for it, so I did it by myself, for myself, to challenge myself. Before the start I was feeling happy, Carlo was there to support me, but a bit nervous. Then getting closer to the Start Line, the music, loads of people (almost 5,000 for the 5K), I started getting really excited. The run: we started climbing a little …

Chilly & Feeling ‘snowy’ today: Where to go skiing before it’s too crowded! // Voglia di neve? Ecco le destinazioni Top prima che diventino troppo affollate!

Today it really felt a bit colder in Melbourne and I could smell the snowy weather in the air. Supposedly it snowed in Victoria, in Mount Buller for example, and it’s going to snow in Queenstown, New Zealand. Well, yeah, I’d love to ski!!! So on the subject here’s an article that I came across on The Age by ‘Miss Snow it all‘ (I love this name!) which collects some other ski destinations around the globe. They are always in the famous ski countries in Europe, North America, Japan, but it says they are soon to become the new top spots. Some of them you might know, depending on where you live, some others you won’t. Some of them I find hard to believe, probably because I know the place too well or maybe it has just been improved in the last few years and I don’t know…I hope so! Some I totally agree with. And I think that a different place can always look interesting to new eyes, coming from another country or snow …

Sorrento…ehm, Australia! / A day in the Mornington Peninsula

Hey, si inizia a girare un po’ e ad esplorare i luoghi nella zona di Melbourne, nello stato del Victoria. Quindi oltre a Sydney, nello stato del New South Wales (o Nuovo Galles del Sud), sono andata in giornata alla Mornington Peninsula. In macchina e’ un viaggio di poco più di 1 ora da Melbourne per arrivare all’inizio della Mornington Peninsula e di circa 2 ore per arrivare a Sorrento. Eh sì, esiste una Sorrento anche in Australia. E’ un grazioso paesino di mare, con una strada centrale piena di ristorantini, bar, pasticcerie e negozietti e poi si scende e si arriva alla spiaggia dove si trova un mare blu-azzurro, stupendo! Direi in competizione con altri bei mari in giro per il mondo. Al contrario di quello che troveremmo in Italia, sulla costa non ci sono case e, se ci sono, sono dissimulate dal verde. Vicino alla spiaggia ci sono dei servizi pubblici e delle panchine e poi un bar-ristorante, ma al di là della strada e poco altro. Sorrento è una perfetta sosta per …

Cavalli / Horses: Derby Day @ The Melbourne Cup, Saturday November 3rd

Finalmente è iniziata la settimana della Melbourne Cup! I Media già ne parlavano da un po’ e in generale c’era movimento in città e non solo per trovare il vestito adatto, nero e bianco i colori tipici del Derby Day, ma anche un copricapo appropriato. Sì perché ci sarebbe stata anche la Myer (la Rinascente australiana per intenderci) Fashion Competition per il miglior vestito. Per fortuna gli scatoloni sono arrivati giusto in tempo dall’Italia per ampliare la mia scelta in quanto a guardaroba e calzature, mentre il cappello, essendo un “must” e non possedendone uno adatto all’occasione, è stato un acquisto di Melbourne in una delle Gallerie di Little Collins St dove si scoprono migliaia di negozietti! Il mio l’ho trovato presso ‘Hair Addition’, Shop 44 The Walk Arcade, Melbourne, e le assistenti del negozio sono state molto gentili nell’aiutarmi nella scelta. Era la prima volta che avrei indossato un copricapo tipo Ascot, essendo l’evento simile alla famosa corsa di cavalli inglese, e quindi non sapevo bene cosa sarebbe stato appropriato. Volevo qualcosa di carino …

5 new Food trends in Melbourne and how to economically survive eating out in the city

  As I was told, Melbourne is the Food & Gourmet capital of Australia, among other titles such as the Fashion Capital for example. And it’s true, you can experience good food, also being Italian, and sometimes it seems to be eating in Italy. the prices though are extremely high. So here on one side are the 5-food trends, that may aswell contribute to keep up a VIP bills or not, and some tips from an article of The Age on how to eat out at reasonable prices. 5-food trends that will come to Melbourne from the US 1. Standing room only, eating standing up, without seating, I guess the Italian Aperitivo is still quite unfamiliar in Melbourne. You can find it at Eataly, outside Italy, in NYC for example. http://eatalyny.com/ 2. The virtual maitre d’, quite strange thing that to my opinion makes no sense, it’s either the real one or nothing. 3. Food camps, is this a way to feel close to the people who really live in these conditions, by spending less …