All posts tagged: Viaggiare

Ah viaggiare… si puo’ fare anche con un bambino! Cosa portarsi dietro?

Ultimamente i viaggi non sono piu’ cosi’ frequenti come un paio d’anni fa’, ma ci difendiamo.

Sapete non riesco a stare ferma neanche con un bambino. E cosi’ gia’ 3 settimane dopo la sua nascita, abbiamo fatto qualche giorno al lago, e poi ci sono stati altri viaggetti tranquilli tra mare e montagna.

Insomma pur con un bambino riesco comunque a trovare le scuse o le occasioni per scappare, lasciare correre i pensieri, liberare l’immaginazione e respirare quel senso di liberta’, soprattutto mentale, che mi da’ il viaggiare. Lo scoprire nuovi posti…

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At least 6 things to absolutely do in Samoa // Almeno 6 cose da fare a Samoa

Welcome to one of the still quite unspoilt paradise of the South Pacific! 1. Lalomanu Beach – spend there at least half a day to bathe in the turquoise water, lay on the white sand and just admire the amazing panorama either from the sand itself or from the rustic restaurant on the beach. There are at least two accommodation options “fale” style, the typical Samoan hut, either as it is in complete touch with nature covered by just a cloth or in a closed one to give you some more privacy. 2. 1 day Tour of Upolu island – you can rent a car and do it yourself which is probably much easier or pay a taxi driver for the day. They usually will charge around 300 Samoan dollars. A small / old car will cost roughly half, while a new one will cost you roughly the same as a taxi ride, but experiencing the island by yourself is just priceless. 3. Snorkelling – as my husband was saying, the reef is easily reachable …

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 …

Queenstown: Ski trip to New Zealand – Useful INFO // Avete mai pensato di sciare in Nuova Zelanda? Queenstown! – INFORMAZIONI UTILI

I wanted to come back and I knew I wanted to do it, but what I did not know was when and that I actually would really come back. What am I talking about? New Zealand! Already when I moved to Melbourne, New Zealand, together with other destinations, was on my bucket list. And the biggest dream was to go skiing there. So let’s say I accomplished my biggest dream about NZ as I just spent a long weekend in Queenstown, in the South Island. I still have to visit probably 60% of the South Island, as I visited the North tip of the South Island and part of the Malborough in 2002, but I know now it’s going to be possible! I advise to book the flight at least 3 months in advance, more if you can, especially for weekends and if your purpose is skiing. Best schedules & average priced Flights run out quickly. We flew in on Friday morning via Christchurch with Virgin Australia / Air New Zealand and arrived in Queenstown …

‘Miglior Blog Certificato’ da Easyviaggio.com // Certified Best Blog by Easyviaggio

For the English version, see below the Italian version. Dopo un lunedì pieno d’energia, vi confermo che la settimana è iniziata bene! Ed ora vi spieghero’ perchè. Il mio blog è stato riconosciuto come ‘Miglior Blog Certificato’ per la sezione Australia da Easyviaggio! Sono molto contenta e ringrazio Easyviaggio per avermi attribuito questo riconoscimento tra i vari blog che parlano d’Australia e di come viaggiare in questo fantastico continente dove attualmente vivo. Chi segue sa che nel mio blog racconto del viaggio come esperienza e cerco fornire il mio punto di vista, oltre ad informazioni e curiosità, direttamente dall’Australia e basandomi su cio’ che vivo quotidianamente. Tutto è quindi sperimentato in prima persona, a meno che espressamente riportato. Il blog, anche per questo, è principalmente focalizzato sull’Australia, anche se troverete articoli su altre destinazioni che lascio a voi scoprire. I contenuti sono scritti principalmente in inglese ed italiano. Che cos’è Easyviaggio? Ve ne avevo parlato un po’ di tempo fa’ nella mia sezione sul viaggio in Australia: ‘Andate in Australia? Cose da sapere’ Easyviaggio è …

World’s 100 best beaches // La Top 100 delle più belle spiagge al mondo! // Las 100 playas màs bonitas

In Europe, and everywhere “Upabove”, it seems that summer finally has landed (Milan was boiling with 40°C these days, and here Downunder, we never loose our summery mood and we are so close to hot spots on the planet, already within a 2-3 hours reach in Australia. The weekend is approaching and daydreaming about a beautiful beach is more than understandable and it helps to get by these last 2 days of the week. So here is some pictures of some extraordinary beaches you might want to visit one day or daydream for now 🙂 Have a look and see if you ever been to one of these ones! http://edition.cnn.com/2013/05/28/travel/100-best-beaches  ——— // ——— in Europa, e nell’emisfero nord, oramai sembra che l’estate sia arrivata, (a Milano le temperature hanno raggiunto i 40° gradi dopo un’ingrata primavera!9) e qui Downunder non smettiamo mai di pensare all’estate! Perchè in Australia esiste l’inverno? La gente si ostina ad usare le Havaianas anche sotto i 15°C a Melbourne, ma tutto fa’ colore! 🙂 E comunque in 2-3 ore si …

FIJI Part 3: the Mamanucas Islands & the Coral Coast // FIJI: isole Mamanucas e Coral coast

Well, it’s been difficult to plan the trip at times as the weather forecast was continually changing and I expect this is probably normal in the South Pacific area. Luckily it did not get too much in the way of relaxing and having fun. Finally the trip to the Mamanucas Islands, one of the 2 archipelagos not to miss, was scheduled for Wednesday. We’d tour the first islands and then stop on Mana Island, a long but narrow island with a resort and backpackers, where you have the luxury to choose which beach to go to. We went with South Sea cruises‎, most of the 1-day trips are valued at 200FJ$ or less, which is around 100AUD$, a bit less in €. It was a beautiful, sunny day and the show put in place by nature that day was simply to die for. Clear water, white, long sandy beaches, corals and palms… WELCOME TO MANA ISLAND! Our arrival accompanied by music…feeling like a star in the movies or too much of a tourist, you choose. …

FIJI Part 2: Sigatoka Sand Dunes // Le FIJI e le dune di sabbia

When I started looking over the internet which were Fiji  highlights, I read about the Sigatoka Sand Dunes. Before these sand dunes, looking back at the past, I’ve been to some in New Zealand and Australia, on Fraser Island, and probably to something similar in Europe, but not to the famous ones in France. I was curious to see them in Fiji and that is why on Tuesday morning at 8am we were at the “gate” of the Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park, yes because it’s best to visit them early in the morning or just before they close down as it may be too hot during the day. We were offered to do the tour with a guide and we accepted in order to learn a bit more about the place. And that’s when Epeli took the scene. We started walking up the forest and meanwhile I was thinking that it had been a while since my last bushwalk. I’ve always been used to walk in the mountains and all-around since little, but it’s …

An unexpected trip to FIJI – Part 1 // Alla scoperta delle FIJI – Parte 1

An unexpected trip to Fiji that’s what happened to me. What is considered to be a luxury or honeymoon destination in italy is just so close to Australia, a 4 hour flight from Melbourne, and affordable, if you take advantage of flight bargains and book cheap accommodation through Booking.com or Wotif, for example. And that’s what I did with my friends! And you still get to go to the luxury resort beaches as the beach, in most countries outside Italy, is a public place. So you get the best without spending too much money. Our trip started with a bumpy and scary flight with Pacific Air, Qantas partner, due to the bad weather conditions, but we survived that and landed in Nadi. Not a good looking city, and even worse with the rain, but this gave us the chance to explore it a little bit more. We visited the Hindu temple, modern but very colourful, the craft market, where you need to bargain, the fruit & veggie market, where we discovered wonderful fruit, veggies, spices, …

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)