Travel is never a matter of money but of courage -Paulo Coelho-
My name is Filippo and I am a 21 years old guy.
I’m from Rimini, a small seaside city in the north-east of Italy, very touristic during the summer time for our nice beaches, lots of good parties at night even with Dj’s with international fame and also many activities for families with kids.
When I was 19 after the high school I decided to move to London with 2 friends for one year, the objective was the understanding of how the world rounds outside my native city.
During my stay I worked most of the time in a coffee chain called ‘Caffè Nero’, where I learned the job of the barista.
In the city I learned to speak English fluently and so to express myself freely.
London is such a multicultural metropolis, with people from all over the world, and I got friends, colleagues or simply people I talked once to ask informations or to say ‘hi’, from many parts of the globe.
What’s funny is that I discovered countries I ignored the existence in here like Trinidad and Tobago and the French Guiana. This makes you know even cultures or habits of other countries.
Furthermore, I discovered how living alone really is, being economically and personally independent makes you be free 100% in how you organize your life, like doing sport, reading, hanging out with friends and all the habits one person has.
When I came back I’ve started the university ‘International tourism and leisure industry’ in Rimini, part of the university of Bologna, in that year I studied for the exams and gave private classes of mathematics.
I’ve just finished my Erasmus in Seville, where I studied there from September 2017 until June 2018.
Seville it’s a real attractful city rated by Lonely planet the best one for the year 2018, but I’ll write an article about this city, so I don’t say much more! I just say here I’ve studied Spanish, for the exams at the ‘Universidad de Sevilla’ and I’ve discovered some interesting places nearby!
I want to use the summer that’s coming in a different way, I spent the lasts summers working in Rimini at the beach as helper with customers, doing internships and as lifeguard in a swimming pool. This time I have a different project!
Given that I love the hostel’s atmosphere, normally really sociable places full of young international travellers, this summer I go one month to Dresden and one month to Berlin, to work as volunteer in those two hostels, I’m very excited to start this new experience!
In addiction I can learn many things coherent with the field I’m studying, for example I’d love to learn working as receptionist, understanding the management of a hostel, improve in the organization of events like linguistic exchanges, city tours, pub crawls and dinners with travellers, improve in the skill of dealing with customers while meeting people from many countries with different stories.
Once there I start also to study German!
I look forward to see you in the next article where I’ll show you why I’m doing this blog and what you can learn from it! See you there! 😊