Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Roadtrip Monte-Carlo/Paris THE FINALE

Having said that I dindn't want that to be our last day in Paris, unfurtunately we were at the end of our holiday...

Last day in Paris, May, 4th : we had a quick breakfast in hotel than we took the subway, direction Pigalle. There we went to the famous Moulin Rouge! I'm a terrible dancer and even more terrible in the ancient art of flirting, but when I got there I really wanted to get in there and start dancing can-can and burlesque. Thank God I'm also a bit coward plus we had so much to do and seeing, I wouldnt have the time anyway!! 

After that, we found ourselves again in the subway, this time our direction was to the ONE AND OLNY, the magnificent Tour Eiffel!!
Paris' symbol stood there, massive and huge as I remembered it. After a lot of pictures with or without me in it, we walked trough pont Alexandre III and began the secondo part of our!!!

We are young girls in one of the european fashion's capitals, you really belived we wouldn't have some shopping? Not for one second, I hope!

Roadtrip Monte-Carlo/Paris (part 3)

Day 2, May 3rd : the main programm of the day was visiting the Musée du Louvre, which I've never been to, instead of Silvia, who had been there a few times. 
We woke up early in the morning and took the subway to the Champs-Élysées, where we had breakfast. We wanted to go to Ladurée (famous French luxury bakery and sweets maker house), but it was realy too expensive for us...we walked down the Champs and finished in a gallery full of tourist's shops with souvenirs and postcards, there we found a bakery where macarons were sold 1euro a piece...HAPPINESS!!! 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Roadtrip Monte-Carlo/Paris (part 2)

First day in Paris

After a 12 hours drive from Monte-Carlo (with a 2 hours stop in Cap d'Antibes, amazing!) we finally arrived in Paris!! When we passed near the Tour Eiffel, I barely belived we had made it! 
We looked like zombies when we entered the hotel, we were so tired...We checked in as fast as possible, got in our room and we almost felt asleep with still our clothes on! As soon as we got in our pijamas, we literally passed out in our bed as we touched the pillows!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Novel of the Week - Sister by Rosamund Lupton

I love hanging around in libraries, there’s always a book that captures my attention.  Yes, I’m the kind of person that judges a book by its title and cover but nevertheless with this method I’ve found some pretty amazing novels.
One of these novels is indeed Sister by Rosamund Lupton. I’ve read the plot, assumed it could be interestin and well, I was wrong… interesting doesn’t EVEN START to describe it. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Roadtrip Monte-Carlo/Paris (part 1)

One day in Monte-Carlo

So…my friend Silvia and I were sitting in front of a nice cup of tea a few months ago, talking about travelling and how we could have spent our week off from classes at the University at the end of April. We both love Paris madly and joking (but not that much!) we were saying that going there would have been great. Silvia is afraid of flying , so she proposed  going by car….maybe stop a day in a city somewhere and than spending 3 days in Paris. So it was planned….we decided to spend one day in Monte-Carlo (where I’ve never been before) and than 3 day in the wonderful Paris!! 

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Novel of the Week - Sundowners by Lesley Lokko

Book cover
A few months ago, my lovely twin sister entered in my room, slammed a book on my work desk and ORDERED me to read it. With a so kind and a “feel free not to read it, but if you don’t I’ll torment you until you do” expression on her face I couldn’t say anything but yes.
The novel was Sundowners by Lesley Lokko. It’s  a pretty heavy book, but I love reading so more the pages more the fun for me! It’s not my usual genre, I prefer religious thriller or historical novels, but I don’t mind changing once in a while.
So I started it and surprisingly I’ve fallen in love with the characters instantly.         

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

🌍 Discovering Italy: 2012 New Year's Eve in Rome

I’m an Italian student so I really couldn’t start a this blog talking about anything else but the beautiful capital of my country, i.d Rome.
I spent  last new year’s eve in this splendid city with a friend of mine and the first thing I’ve noticed was the weather.  It was December, 30th and there were people walking around in t-shirts!
We arrieved in the afternoon from Verona, changing train in Bologna and from there, it took less than 2 hours and a half to arrive at Roma Termini station, the biggest train station in the city. 

We booked online a room with two beds in a hotel 5 minutes walking from the station, Hotel Papa Germano. It was easy to find and the receptionist was so kind and helpful. We unpacked our bags and went out for dinner in a vey cute tavern nearby.