Monday, 24 March 2014

L - O - N - D - O - N

Hi there,
how is going?

Hope you had a very nice and relaxing weekend.

Another week is started, today I got 2 postcards: one from Japan and the other one from Oklahoma :)

Well, I want to talk about a city that I would definitely visit but, I know that I'm really very counterflow, it doesn't inspire me much. I don't know why, maybe the weather, maybe because my favourite number is 13 and they hate it :D

So, this city is London, not so hard to imagine due to the title of the post :) and a quote says: "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life, for there is in London all that life can afford!"

That's a very nice card from Lilach! 
There are represented all the particularities of London in one card: Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, London bus, London phone box, Tower bridge,...

My friend is doing an internship in London and I really want to go there but I need to figure out with all of my schedules. She will be there till June.

You know that when I think of London I always think of the Disney cartoon "101 Dalmatians"? :D Love that cartoon, it's one of my favourite :)
Instead, a normal thing that comes to mind is tea, I love it! 
Sting, in his song "Englishman in New York" says: "I don't drink coffee, I take tea, my dear." How can it be otherwise for a nation that drinks 48 billion cups of tea every year? :)

Well, these are just some curiosities about London:
  • The typical dish of London is not the roast beef, much less the classic breakfast with bacon and eggs. It is not the hot dog, more German than English, much less curry, that it is indian but also nominated pure english. The English dish is the "Fish & Chips", all strictly fried.
  • The subway, taken every day by millions of people, has more than 140 years and its extensive range has found itself in the path of ancient sites and historic parts of the city, perhaps disturbing the sleep of many. Inside it, a series of mysterious phenomena sometimes and the British media have repeatedly stated that each station has at least one ghost. In Farringdon Tube, for example, there is the gost of a 13 year old girl who was working as an hatter and who apparently was murdered by his superior close this station where, under the influence of strong currents, it seems you still feel the tears of this girl. 
  • Do you know the mystery of the stone of London? It is a mystery still unsolved and tied to a large stone locked in a small cage at the edge of the sidewalk of Cannon Street. The stone has ancient origins and researchers and scientists still don't know the exact age and origin of this large stone. A legend says that at the fate of the stone is tied the fate of London.

Hope you will enjoy this post.

Take care,
Giuly :)

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Spring is in the air!

Hello there,

how is going?

First day of Spring, finally we can say goodbye to Winter even if in lots of country is still snowing.
Very sunny day in Milan, pleasant and enjoyable temperature, about 18-20 °C. The weekend will be not so good, it will rain again for couple of days. Need to be patient!
If there's one thing I hate, it's just the rain, I much prefer a cold and rigid day rather than a rainy and wet one.

So, today to celebrate Spring the postcard represents flowers :D

Isn't very nice? I think they are white cherry blossoms but I'm not 100% sure!
I really love this kind of flowers, they can be also pink.

Rita sent me this card from Lithuania, through

This flower is a sign of good luck, a message of good wishes, but also a sign of brevity, because of his very short life: about two weeks.
In Japan it become one of the traditional plants of the state. There is a strong relationship between this tree and the flowers and the samurai. 
One of the many legends says that the color of the petals (for those light pink of course) is so because it was impregnated with the blood of warriors who died at the roots. For this reason, only for the samurai was reserved the honor of the cherry blossom tattoo on the body. 

Did you know about these stories? Did you like?

Have you seen the doodle of today in the Google website? It's so nice :) 

Have a great time!

See you,

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Next stop: New Zealand

Ciao :)

how are you?

Days go really fast, it seems like yesterday that I started this great collection and it has already passed two months! I will start to study seriously, in less than one month I will have the mid term exams, but the positive thing is that I will also come back home for the Easter holidays.

Today in Italy we celebrate the Father's day. Well, I wanna say thank you to my dad, I learned a lot from him, he is the best! It also the "name-day" of my mom. Probably, most of you, won't understand which is the "name-day"; it is a tradition in many countries in Europe and Latin America that consists of celebrating the day of the year associated with one's given name. So, best wishes to my dad and my mom <3

Are you ready for the postcards? :D Well, Jason sent me these two nice postcard from New Zealand and exactly from the capital city, Wellington that is the southernmost capital city in the world.

The first one represents the Beehive Parliament Building, it is so called because of its shape is reminiscent of that of a traditional woven form of beehive known as a "skep". It was built between 1969 and 1979.
The other card shows a cable car in the snow. Isn't a very beautiful shoot? Love it!

Do you know that the NZ is the home of the kiwi? I mean not the fruit but a curious bird that is unusual in at least two aspects. First, it is the only bird in the world that has its nostrils at the end of its beak. Second, the female kiwi has the largest egg, in proportion to its body size, of any bird in the world (except possibly for the hummingbird).

Here a picture of this bird:

It's cute :D

Jason told me about kiwi, I thought was the fruit but I discovered a new animal!

Time to start a new day: class in less than an hour, need to study and to work in the afternoon.

I wanna leave you with this fact:
"Did you know that the names of all continents both start and end with the same letter?" :D

Have a great day,

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Paris, how beautiful you are!

Ciao :D

it has been a while since I wrote, how are you?

I had a new experience last week: I went to Paris for an "In-company training" program in two different companies, Lactalis and VivaSanté.
I really had fun and it was very interesting!

I didn't have too much time to visit the city but I saw the main places/monuments. It was better than my expectations. Everyone sais that Paris is a beautiful city but I couldn't really imagine so much beauty.

Well as you can imagine I bought some postcards :D

Nice monuments, big green places to have walk, nice atmosphere, good food, everything in one city.

I feel tired and I wanna show you some pictures that I took there. These are my favourite ones.

Have you ever been in Paris? Which is your favourite place/monument?

Have a nice week guys!

All the best,

Thursday, 6 March 2014

The traditional dance of Betawi

Ciao a tutti :)

How are you?

It is already Thursady, time flies so fast!
I'm preparing to go to Rome, I will have the train in a couple of hours. Rome is a very beautiful city!
I'm going to meet also my cousin but I won't have time to visit nothing since I'm going there for work!

Very nice and sunny day in Milan, in Rome I will find the same weather! ;) Spring is in the air!

Well today I'm flying to Indonesia :D Sun, amazing beaches, hot weather, relax are the words that make me think of this beautiful country so far away from me.

This postcard isn't a place but a part of the local culture: a traditional dance called Betawi. This name is also the name of the local people and it derived from the name "Batavia", the old colonial name of Jakarta.

In my opinion these costumes are very unique and colorful!

Erika is the girl that sent me this card :) 

Here is a video if you wanna watch a bit of this dance: 

Short post to show you this piece of Indonesia :)

Have a great day guys!


Monday, 3 March 2014

Time to celebrate! :)

Ciao! :D

how are you guys?

Monday is a day that, more or less, we all hate a little bit! It's the day on which start again the usual monotony after the short break of the weekend.
It's still raining in Milan but the forecasts are encouraging, there should be sunny for some days from Thursday ;)

This week will be very busy, I will have to work a little bit and study and on Thursaday I will be in Rome just for one day!
In exactly one week I will be in Paris for a few days :) I'm gonna getting excited! :D

Well, why the name of the post of today is "Time to celebrate"? Because, with the postcards that I received today (3 of them) I arrived to "quota" 102 :) I got over the 100 postcards.
For me it's a great achievement, I never expected that in such a short time, I would be able to collect all these postcards!
I'm really very happy!

And, I want to celebrate this day with a nice postcard that I got some days after St.Valentine. Vidas, a guy from Lithuania, sent me this very lovely postcard :D 

What is more beautiful than love?

Besides talking in the narrow sense of love between two people, I mean love in general, love for a friend, to a sport, to a true passion.

So, I'm experiencing, thanks to all those who have sent me, that are sending me and that will send me postcards, a new type of love, became almost obsession, in a good way of course.

I wanna leave you a quote that I like a lot:

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” 

Robert A. Heinlein

Wish you a great week!

See you soon,