Return Trip Narbonne – Barcelona – Milan

Unfortunately, time flies, and on Saturday, I already had to say goodbye to my friends. The same odyssey as on my journey out awaited me, and in Barcelona, I had to kill nine hours of time. Advertisements

Gruissan

We went on a beach trip to Gruissan Plage! Even though Narbonne really isn’t far from the coast, it did take a long time on the bus to get there. It was windy, it was cold, but the sun was shining and I love oceans. Or lots of water in general. Totally worth the sickening…

A Barter Trading Game

One of the main objectives of the seminar was to bring us volunteers closer and build a strong team. To achieve this, we played many games, such as a barter trading game. One afternoon, our advisers simply put us in groups of five and handed each group one apple and two small packages of salt…

Impressions of Narbonne

Narbonne is a picturesque small town with a medieval touch in southern France, not far from the coast. Only 50.000 people live there, and in the off-peak seasons, there’s not much going on. However, I enjoyed the tranquility and peacefulness. Milan might be an amazing city, but the sensory input does get a little intense…

“Uhm, I Only Speak English!”

Travelling through Spain and France has made me realize one thing in particular: My Italian skills must have improved tremendously. I get along perfectly in daily life, even though I can’t really express myself (apart from “Thank you” or “Excuse me”). I can read directions, understand ticket machines, guess the meaning of words on food…

My Roundabout Way to France

On Monday 19 October, instead of working, I started my odyssey to Narbonne, France. I took the Metro to Centrale, went to one of Milan’s three airports on a shuttle bus from there, then boarded a plane to Barcelona, took another shuttle bus into the city center, walked to Barcelona Sants train station, got on…

Expo, Fifth and Last Visit

The reason why Agnes spent more than 24 hours in total on the bus to come visit me for just two days is not really that I’m such an amazing sister and she misses me extremely (although the amazing sister part might not be completely unrealistic). The actual reason has a name: Expo. We spent our…

Sister Weekends Must Start With Cookies

In this case, with some expensive Cantucci from the Pasticceria around the corner. Heck, they were so delicious! But of course, we didn’t stop at cookies … Also, sister weekends must include shopping. And isn’t Milan one of the best places to go shopping?

La Bella Addormentata Nel Bosco

On Wednesday evening, a big dream of mine came true: I went to a performance at the Teatro alla Scala! The evening before, I accidentally discovered there were still cheap tickets for Tchaikovsky’s ballet “La Bella Addormentata Nel Bosco” (The Sleeping Beauty) and I didn’t have to think twice. A few credit card details later, my…