El verano se acerca, estás listo?

¡El verano va acercándose cada día más y junto a él las vacaciones!

Si quieres probar buena comida, ver palacios históricos y obras de arte, desfrutar de la playa y de la música para comparar con tu experiencia de cada día ¡te aconsejo eligir Italia! Si, en cambio, quiere visitar un lugar diferente, moderno y multicultural, puedes viajar a Inglaterra.

¿Quieres vivir unas vacaciones aún más intensa? ¡Entonces, intenta aprender la lengua italiana o inglesa! Para hacerlo solo necesitas Skype y contactar giulialecturing@outlook.com. Ella te ayudará a aprender a través de clases y ejercicios.

¡Que pase unas buenas vacaciones! ¡Disfruta de todo!

 

Summer is coming; get ready!

Summer is approaching so now is the best moment to learn a new language and to get ready for your holidays!

If you are thinking about golden beaches, good food, great architecture and monuments, then you should visit Italy and Spain! And for an authentic experience I suggest you take some lessons of Italian and Spanish.

If you need someone to teach you or just help you recover these languages then contact giulialecturing@outlook.com and ask her and she will lead you to the control of the language you want to learn!

Have a good holiday!

And don’t forget the sun lotion!

Estate: impariamo una nuova lingua?

L’estate sta arrivando e porta con sé la promessa di lunghi viaggi in luoghi nuovi per sfuggire dalla realtà di ogni giorno, oppure la minaccia di un nuovo periodo passato sui libri perchè i progetti scolastici non sono andati come si sperava.

Che sia per puro piacere o semplicemente per dovere, questo è il momento migliore per pensare a imparare o ripassare una lingua straniera.

Inglese e spagnolo sono le lingue più  parlate al mondo (se non si tiene conto del cinese per il vasto numero della comunità che lo parla) e sono anche le più utili per uscire dal vostro piccolo nido in Italia e tuffarvi in una nuova avventura.

Se avete bisogno di ripetizioni o di lezione di queste due lingue potete contattare giulialecturing@outlook.com, una dottoressa in lingue straniere che vi aiuterà con spiegazioni ed esercizi ad assumere la padronanza sulla lingua. Non importa che non abitiate nella stessa provincia poichè potrete utilizzare Skype. Per maggiori informazioni scrivetele!

Che le vostre vacanze siano meravigliose!

Friendship and its beauties.

Hi to everyone; I am back and tonight I want to talk (or better, write) about friendship and its beauties.

Beauties, yes, like it were a sort of Wonderland because friendship means, first of all, a lot of fun. With a friend you can smile even in the most difficult period of your life, you can face every obstacle with a positive approach because you know that someone has your back!

Of course is not just L.O.L the latter standing for laugh; friendship is also love, a sort of sisterhood (brotherhood for men) that bind you to someone else, the person you will love with all your heart, no matter the differnt DNA or blood type.

Friendship is no shame, you don’t have to be afraid of who you are and what you think with your friend; she/he will guide you to the right path when you make a mistake or she/he will support you in your fight to reach your dream. You don’t have to feel judged under her/his gaze because she/he wants the best for you.

Friendship is dancing in a pub or under the stars, is playing and falling and then get up again stronger than before, is buying that same cloth that will, in a sense, mark you belonging to the other, is sharing a piece of life and a piece of puzzle.

Friendship is reading in the other person’s soul, like it was a book. I think I know better her than myself. I can guess what she is thinking and if something is wrong even if we are not together, even if we are not talking but just chatting.

The best part is that you don’t have to know someone since your childhood to have a TRUE friend; in fact we started our relationship just two years ago. You DON’T NEED to be in the same place at the same time; it doesn’t matter if you are phisically apart because you have a connection and that means so much more.

I love you best friend, I love you sister, I love you my woman!

Please, if you have a friend, or more friends, just tell them that you love him/them.

 

Incrinati

Siamo come frammenti di un vaso che è stato lasciato cadere

Così,

Con noncuranza,

Con la spensieratezza che hanno tutti gli uomini.

E la certezza di poter riparare qualcosa di rotto,

Oppure di rimpiazzarla.

Siamo quei frammenti incollati insieme,

Anomale tessere di un puzzle casuale.

E come ogni crepa che si rispetti,

Le nostre sagome hanno corpi frastagliati,

Limiti affilati,

Taglienti, ma soprattutto diseguali.

Il disegno è rovinato

E l’armonia fuggita,

Scombussolata nella sua mania ossessivo-compulsiva

Da quello spazio, quel minuscolo vuoto

Che si è creato tra noi e che non potrà,

Mai più,

Essere colmato.

Apatica

Apatica,

Patetica,

Come un foglio di carta scritto, stracciato e gettato nella spazzatura,

o in mezzo ad altri fogli di carta, anch’essi rovinati,

ugualmente patetici.

Apatica,

Arida come un deserto, ma non altrettanto calda,

Come un deserto di ghiaccio, fredda, dentro e fuori.

Inscalfibile,

eppure debole.

Apatica,

Spenta come Seattle dopo un blackout,

nel panico più assente perchè incapace d’emozione.

Un mostro;

e mi avete creata voi.

Budapest, a place you’ll love

I just came back from a one-week trip in one of the most interesting and beautiful European Capital Cities (even if I admit I have not seen them all): Budapest.

I hope, then, to be an helpful guide with this article and to support your next trip to this city.

First of all, where to lodge? I stayed in the Marco Polo Ho(s)tel near Blaha Lujsa tér Metro Station, a very central structure which is open 24 hours a day. The staff speaks English and is very kind, it is possible to pay both in florins or in euros and to have wi-fi connection in every room. So you can stay here, near shops, bars, restourants and monuments paying a very good price. You can find there rooms for 2, 4 or 12 persons (you can also book a double room for single usage paying a little more).

If you have to change your money, please pay attention because there are many shops that change currency but they apply very different types of commission, so be careful and just have a look around before choosing where to change.

As far as food is concerned you can find fast food chains in everywhere, but also many restourants (please note that not every restourant is really Italian as it advertises) and small places where to eat very well. Because of my personal experience, I advise you to try Black Cab Burger in Rákóczi Utca where you can eat an hamburger for only 800/1000 florins; or the baguettes and soups of Bors Gasztrobár (the normal menu costs only 1350 florins). If you wanna try something local, then  you should go to the Central Market, at the second floor, where you will find traditional langosh (a sort of fried pizza). If you want to taste a little bit of Italy, then go to 2Spaghi. BUT, if you prefer restourant, please mind that you have generally to pay a service fee (around 12%).

If you love desserts and snacks, then you have to go to Jégbufé in Petofi Sándor Utca and take a waffle, or a delicious and traditional chimney cake! The second one, you can find everywhere but be careful and watch the price because it goes from 320 HUF to 1500 HUF. I recommend the kiosk in Oktagon square in front of Starbucks (try a caramel coffee frappuccino with the chimney cake; delicious!).

There are also many places where to drink beer or other cocktails paying a very low price, but I can’t advise you because I am not a drinker – sorry.

If you want to have a tour of the Danube you can choose between a lot of different cruises (day/night with dinner or with pizza, ect) but if you want to get a low cost ride then you can take the D12/D11 lines (D13 during weekends and holidays) which arethe public transport ferry lines which costs 750 HUF/person for a single trip. If you take the D12 at Haller Utca and you hike down at Népfurdo Utca, you can enjoy of an hour journey. Then you can come back to the city center by taking the riverside promenade or you can pass through Margaret Island.

Budapest is amazing by day, but is magical by night so it doesn’t matter if you are alone or in company, please allow yourself a night-walk in the center and along the riverside to appreciate the beauty of the city and its monuments (Parliament, Castle, Saint Matthew Church, Saint Stephen Church, Citadel, Városliget Park, etc.) enlightened by the romantic lights.

To get to the centre from the airport you have to take the bus 200E till the end of line, and then the Metro 3 till Deák Ferenc tér (or to Blaha Lujsa tér changing the blu line for the red one at Deák Ferenc tér to get to the hostel). For this trip you will need the Transfer Bus Ticket which costs 530 HUF (it consists in two tickets each one has to be validated the first on the bus and the second before entering the underground station). The same ticket is needed to get to the airport from the centre, of course.

I hope you will find a very good weather (unlike me), but it’s better if you put in you bag also a mackintosh and a scarf to protect yourself from the wind.

Have a good trip!