I’m Sara, I’m 21 years-old and I’m from Italy. To live abroad is my dream!
I didn’t get the chance to start a new life abroad yet, but that’s the plan. Not because I need to escape from my country, but because I don’t want to miss anything about the Beauty this world can offer.
My dream is to live my life traveling around the world.
That’s so much to see, it can’t wait just for a-week-long-summer-holiday. I intend to live for long periods of time in every possible part of the world, in order to discover what the culture truly is, what the inhabitants are, which are the special places tourists usually won’t discover, what different habits I might take in different countries, the language and those special untranslatable words, the rhythm, the costumes, the little differences that need time to be discovered.
Since I was a child, I’ve been traveling across new countries, making new experiences, meeting new people. I’ve learned a lot, I’ve noticed so many peculiarities, I have collected memories and feelings and impressions, I’ve been able to make up in my mind different identities for each country, for each city, for each landscape I visited.
I’ve been to Sweden, and I’ve noticed how kind and welcoming and cheerful Swedish people are.
I’ve noticed how short working hours are, and that people have dinner at 6 pm and that then they spend some time in pubs but at 10 pm there would be nobody in the streets. I’ve noticed their taste for vintage and their extravagant outfits and how very different their cuisine is from ours.
I’ve been to Greece and I’ve noticed the peaceful laziness of its talkative inhabitants, their ancient philosophy shining through the everyday life, the simple beauty of their houses and the beautiful naivety of their lifestyles.
Everything they cook in Greece is so spicy, the pastries so soaked in honey… I’ve noticed the difference between Athens and the islands, the magic atmosphere that lies through the ancient buildings, the easygoing attitude that pervades those who walk down the Greek streets.
I’ve been to England, and I’ve noticed that there’s music everywhere, that there’s always this feeling of something new coming to life, so many different places, so many different ways to live the city.
In England, people enjoy their meals in a park, sit on the grass before going back to work. In London, you can take a walk down the alternative shops of Camden Town or the stylish shops of Nothing Hill. I’ve noticed the medieval heritage that survives in the small cities in the countryside, their black and white wooden buildings and their cozy rhythm.
I’ve been to Ireland and I’ve noticed the fairy look of the houses, the legendary atmosphere of the fields.
Also, I have noticed how very caloric their cuisine is, due to the strict weather, and how much it changes from town to town. I’ve noticed how different are the cities from the countryside, where there’s nothing but green fields for miles and miles, till you find a lonely bar full of people drinking beer and watching sport on the tv.
I’ve been to France and I’ve noticed the nineteenth-century elegance of Paris, the perfume that pervades the streets, their dedication to making every single spot picturesque.
I’ve noticed how bohemian their attitude still is, how full of decorations their buildings are, how full of history their past is.
I’ve noticed so many things, but I’ve missed a lot too.
There’s so much still to be noticed. And everything I noticed changed me, every detail has become a part of me, my personality is made up of something from each country I visited.
I can’t wait to live abroad.
If you want to know more about my voyages, take a look at my personal Blog.