Coffee Culture Compared: what is coffee?

Coffee culture in Italy and Sweden compared.  🇮🇹 As an aspiring translator, I stumbled upon a very serious concept to translate: coffee. Coffee is something that helps everyone understand everyone’s lifestyle and it is strictly connected to culture. In this article, I hope to summarise the concept of coffee culture in two different countries: Italy and […]

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What’s really like to live in Rome

Follow my blog with Bloglovin This little dreamer called Luce decided to move to the so-called eternal city back in 2013, after living the first 19 years of her life in a small village in Sicily. By ‘small village’, I mean a place inhabited by more or less 2500 people, where you’re forced to think […]

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Christmas Markets in Warsaw

Once upon a time, in a city inhabited by wonderful people, where ancient and modern met to create a peculiar architecture that left visitors enchanted… well, you already know how much I love Poland, so let’s jump into the wonderful Christmas atmosphere, shall we? One of the most beautiful and vibrant Christmas markets in Europe […]

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Saint Lucy’s Day in Sweden and Italy

Saint Lucy’s Day is celebrated on December 13th. ⠀In Sweden, it is called Luciadagen or simply Lucia. It is celebrated mostly in Scandinavia and in Sicily, so I really feel like a day connecting two parts of me. Swedes usually eat lussekatter, a sweet bun with saffron and cinnamon. Girls (and boys too) in Scandinavia […]

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Wrocław: a weekend in Silesia in the city of dwarfs

Imagine visiting a country just because the plane ticket was so cheap and you were out of ideas, but your restless feet needed to take you somewhere. It might happen that you end up in a place you don’t like, that you had never thought of visiting before. Well, fasten your seat belt, because I […]

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Review: The Collector’s Victory Hotel

“In 1974, our mother Majlis had had enough of slaving by the stove and of wiping snotty children’s noses. She threw the dishcloth on the floor and said: enough is enough! Shortly thereafter, a modest hotel on nearby Västerlånggatan came up for sale and Majlis seized the opportunity. Our father Gunnar, who was a keen […]

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Review: Birger Jarl Hotel

If you have ever studied Swedish history, then you probably heard about Birger Jarl, the founder of Stockholm (13th century). That’s where the name of this design hotel comes from. Located near Rådmansgatan T-Bana station, its staff will take care of you from arrival to departure with courtesy and kindness, helping you plan your trip to […]

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Helsinki Design Week: your guide to Finnish Design

As soon as I stepped on Finnish soil, I immediately understood the huge role of design, not only in society but also from an environmental and urbanistic point of view. It’s not a coincidence that nowadays Helsinki is internationally recognized as the capital of Design and every year people from all over the world come […]

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Review: Arthur Hotel Helsinki

Staying at Hotel Arthur was literally incredible! I was in Helsinki to follow the famous Design Week, so staying at Arthur means to choose a place with an eye for design. It’s located in the heart of Helsinki, right behind the main railway station, so you can basically go anywhere from the hotel. PROS: I […]

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Review: Omena Hotel Yrjönkatu Helsinki

Booking.com That’s the best option if you’re traveling to Helsinki with someone and are looking for something nice and typically Finnish. This chain has a peculiarity: everything is self-service and you won’t meet the staff, even though there’s a phone at the entrance that you can use in case of emergency. To enter the room, […]

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