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A reminder

Feelings spring without French comprehension.

Far West. Midsummer

Reaching Cape Roca (Cabo da Roca) felt important. I was brought back to my school classes when memorizing facts related to psychical geography made me genuinely happy. Now I was living one.


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Sarah Silverman’s midword and a few other things

I’ve discovered Sarah Silverman reading her autobiographical book “The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee” (2010) and while I grew curious about her stand-ups (she’s a comedian) it seems I don’t necessary like all of her jokes.

However, I came across a few things in her book that I like and I want to share them:

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Shopping Tourism in Milan

One of favorite things I like to discover about any city I visit is the architecture. And while Milan stands out with its Duomo and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, I was highly disappointed to not find anything else to leave me breathless.

Milan1@Duomo di Milano

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Bergamo: charming little piece of Italy

I planned visiting Bergamo with no expectations at all. My interest was directly pointed at experiencing Milan, a city that had been for a long time on my “to see” list.

It helped that I was already familiar with the charm of Italy, its picturesque surroundings, mesmerizing architecture, delicious food and dreamy atmosphere. However, it was a pleasant surprise and a delightful start of my summer holidays to be climbing the streets to Bergamo’s Citi Alta, on a (very hot, unfortunately) afternoon last week.


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Culture of humiliation

My Love Took Me Down To The River To Silence Me

The animals are sad

I don’t remember how I become so eager to visit Târgu Mures’s Zoo (Romania); must have been an article on the internet a couple of years back.

And then – kind of out of nowhere – this Spring I had the opportunity to visit it. It was the sunniest day of the year so far (sometime in March) and there I was entering the great forest all excited to see the beautiful animals.

So long, excitement! Seeing these animals made me anything but happy.


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