The Making of a Gimbap with a Korean mom

Preparing 김밥 Gimbap with a Korean mom

During my time as an exchange student in South Korea, I surely had the chance to meet beautiful people who enriched my life with unforgettable encounters and loving memories. Other than getting the chance to visit beautiful places and get in touch with a lifestyle and culture so different from the one I was used to, I was also lucky enough to make friends with some of the most beautiful souls I have ever met in my life so far. One of them is Jihyeon, a bright and talented Korean girl who opened the doors of her house and welcomed me in her family.

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LAKE BLED, Slovenia | Travel Chronicles.

Lake Bled undoubtedly is a dream destination for many travellers, due to its romantic and scenic landscape which perfectly combines with a considerable number of attractions of any kind. At long last, I finally had the opportunity to take part in its unexpected autumnal magic, and today I’m here to share with you my experiences and thoughts on this Alpine gem.
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Il cimitero delle fontanelle might be the creepiest place on earth | Take note and go.

Going to Napoli on Halloween time? Looking for spooky spots which can creep you out during your trip to Italy? YOU ARE READING THE RIGHT POST, my dear crazy reader!

Napoli is not only about the Vesuvio, the sea, the best pizza and tens of foods which are a real attempt to your diet projects. They certainly play an important role in making this city one of the unmissable destinations, but Napoli has a lot more to offer. Think about something you’d like to visit somewhere in the world and this city will please you: it basically has anything you would be willing to visit, included a cave full of well-disposed bones and skulls. Read More

DMZ, South Korea | Travel Chronicles.

Visiting the DMZ has always been my dream, ever since I started cultivating a certain interest in the Korean political situation. I was indeed fascinated by the history of these two countries, the divergences in their current lifestyle, culture and language; I was intrigued by the relationship they established throughout the years and its slow changes that finally led to the celebrated meeting of the last 18th of April. This topic had always had a heavy emotional impact on me and when I was offered the chance to visit the Demilitarized Zone, namely the border area corresponding to the 38th parallel separating the two Koreas, I didn’t hesitate and immediately paid for the tour. Read More

부산 BUSAN, South Korea | Travel Chronicles.

The reason why I haven’t posted anything in the last 6 months or so is linked to the biggest event of my 2018, and possibly of my entire life so far: thanks to a scholarship won with a contest held by my University, I had the chance to study at Sungkyunkwan University, in Seoul, for one semester as an exchange student. Even though I had promised myself to keep up with my blog project, life, fortunately, hit me harder than expected: there wasn’t a day I was given to rest, I fully lived any single moment and experience I was offered. If on one side this meant to set aside the blog for months, on the other I collected so many memories that now I have plenty of topics and places to talk about in my digital diary.
Given the necessary introduction, I want to make my comeback today with a travel chronicle of my trip to Busan, in the hope it can usher in a new chapter of my blog!
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MONTRÉAL, Québec | Travel Chronicles.

The first thing I would say if they asked me to describe Montréal is “it’s like New York City, but smaller”.
There is a high chance I just talk no sense since I have never been to NY, but this is the impression I had considering the typical landscape I get to enjoy in movies set in the Big Apple.

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POSTOJNSKA JAMA, Slovenia | Travel Chronicles.

I personally believe Slovenia is one of the most underrated countries in Europe: it has so much to offer and so little people know about its treasures. 
The first time I had the fortune to get to know a little more about this country was on the 16th of April 2017, when my family and I decided to get in the car and celebrate Easter in an uncommon way, by visiting the Postojnska jama (Postojna cave in English).
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WIEN, Austria | Travel chronicles.

Best known for its Sachertorte, Vienna is the favourite destination for those who love Christmas markets, museums and history… But Christmas markets more than anything. 

I reached Vienna on the 1st of January 2017, after a 12 hours long train ride. Spending the New Year’s Eve in a train carriage wasn’t ideal, I agree, but at least I gave the chance to the future me to tell her kids and grandchildren I experienced it. Not less important, I made friends with a couple of Korean guys who offered to my fellow traveller and I a bottle of apple flavoured soju, which we enjoyed while watching fireworks in the distance. All is well that ends well, may I say. Read More