After 3 years, and taking advantage of being forced to leave the apartment I was living in, I took the decision to make a step ahead and buy an house in Amsterdam. Now I want to describe how is possible to buy an house in Holland and explain why: – it’s more difficult to be ripped off [...]
12 photos from this year, published in its last day. In some cases I like the picture, in others they represent special moments. 01. Volendam 11 Feb 2012 - The frozen Ijsmeer, the part of sea that turned into a lake after the construction of a dam. I think there were -7c that day. [...]
1st November 2012: 6 months after the start of my new life. “How are you doing? How is business?” This is the new frequently answer question. I managed to convince more and more people that I’m an online entrepreneur. For the ones asking details, I have this answer ready: “I’m working on different projects, [...]
Amazed to realize how, after 6 years, I can still have a culture shock in Netherlands…
1st August 2012: 3 months after the start of my new life. ‘What are you doing now?” This has been the most frequent question I’ve been asked, closely followed by “What are you doing now, exactly?” and far ahead of “How’s the feet? Or was it the knee?”. The answer changes depending on who’s asking: [...]
Dopo 3 anni, e approfittando di dover forzatamente lasciare l’appartamento in cui vivevo, ho deciso di fare un passo avanti e comprare casa ad Amsterdam. Ora voglio scrivere e descrivere come funziona in generale il comprare una casa in Olanda, e spiegare perche’: – e’ piu’ difficile prendere fregature – e’ sconsigliato usare i propri [...]
Dear Cloudio, being the one that choose the subject for this post #5 of our 3x3 challenge, it’s easy to think that I picked up something I longed wanted to talk about, or something I just have a lot to say, or something I can easily write about.
This time I write about things lost in the transformation. I’m talking about the transformation I’ve been going through in the last years, since I left Italy and the easy family life to live the real life alone in this funny Amsterdam. “I’ll call this process *volution as I’m not sure if it was evolution, involution, devolution [...]
Last week I had my first Couchsurfing guest. What is Couchsurfing? It’s the largest hospitality network in the world It’s a community where people believe in hospitality and provide free accommodation to travelers. It’s a revolution in the concept of visiting a place, being in touch with someone living there. It’s for people willing to [...]
Estate 2006: Wild Holiday. Dopo quasi 3 mesi nel nuovo posto di lavoro sono riuscito, da buon italiano, a prendermi ferie nella settimana di Ferragosto. Roba che da noi richiede qualche anno di anzianita’ Si parte alla selvaggia, presenti io, Colombo e Paul.