I EXPLAIN ME BETTER

Travel is never a matter of money but of courage  -Paulo Coelho-

 My name is Filippo and I am a 21 years old guy.

ioù

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.

viaggiare-mappa-mondo.jpg

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! 😊

Annunci

Coolest places in Cordoba!

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other minds, other souls.      -Anais Nin-

Hey, what’s up?

You in front of the screen of your phone, tablet or laptop.

You are reading my post.

Where do you find the willingness to do it? Are you going to Cordoba the next days, planning a trip to Andalusia or just daydreaming about the journey you will do in your future?

In this post there are the best places to visit, some advice I recommend you, how to save some money and magic curiosities. 😊

Cordoba is a city of 326000 inhabitants in the south of Spain, here in the south of the city you can see the ‘puente romano’, built over the river ‘Guadalquivir’ by the Romans in the 1° century b.c., and the ‘Torre de Calahorra’ dated back to the Islamic dominion and used as entrance to the city, from this you can make incredible photos.

30710868_1685595824861909_113265215377768448_n

Once in Cordoba the most interesting place is the ‘Mezquita de Cordoba’ (mosque), the Mezquita is the symbol of the culture that flourished here more than a millennium ago when Cordoba was the capital of the Islamic Spain.

That’s the biggest Islamic monument of Spain, and one of the main Arabic-Islamic art expression of the gothic architecture.

30707936_1685595821528576_2648949598390845440_n

What’s surprising is that being the city of Cordoba part of the UNESCO’s heritage, the Spanish mint has devoted a 2€ commemorative coin to the big mosque.

2-euro-spain-

What I’m going to say now is for you, my dear travellers, the most interesting part…

They charge 10 euro to enter but if you go between 8,30 and 9,30 am, it’s FREE!

Cordoba is famous for its ‘patios’ (courtyard), because the city is plenty of them and they are furnished by many vases of plants and flowers, making them colourful!

pztiox.jpg

Here the two biggest festivals are:

The ‘Semana Santa’ (holy week) this year from the 25th March till the 1st of April, very much felt by the citizens, that’s the Easter week, and the city is crossed by processions of the different ‘hermandades’ (confraternity).

The other one is the ‘feria de Cordoba’, celebrated from the 25th May till the 31st, where everyone eats in the ‘casetas’, like small houses among the streets, wearing typical dresses and with music!

30741181_1685596928195132_462261604877074432_n

Visit monuments is without any doubt a good way to enjoy the city and discover signs of history and art! But now I want to ask you a question.

Do you like the emotions that you feel when you lose yourself in the tangled streets of a new city without thinking to the destination?

That’s the sensation that makes you feel free.

If you want to really enjoy the city, don’t look at google maps and switch off the phone, smile, follow your feelings and talk to locals to make friends or just get some info about restaurants, pubs nearby and curiosities you have about traditions or culture of the city.

Everybody is willing to talk or help you approach them with a smile and you make them feel important.

I think this is the secret to get the maximum in every place you go to, it makes you leave home your ‘environmental bubble’ and get involved in the atmosphere there!