No hay fecha que no llegue ni plazo que no se cumpla

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Bien dicen que no hay fecha que no llegue ni plazo que no se cumpla. El 15 de agosto del 2012 comencé una increíble aventura al dejar mi país para venir a Italia a cumplir un sueño. Por fin terminé mis estudios, tengo un diploma y un nuevo idioma dominado. Conocí mucho más de la cultura italiana y de su historia. Logré entender el dialecto napolitano y hacer un verdadero Tiramisù. Hice amigos que se volvieron parte de la lista de las personas más importantes en mi vida. Tuve la oportunidad de estar cerca de la persona que amo durante casi 11 meses. Me llevo 83 kg de equipaje físico y toneladas en el corazón. Hoy llega el día que trataba de evitar ver en el calendario. No me quiero ir pero la situación es así e che possiamo fare? 

Hace una semana dejé el departamento; quedó como aquel 17 de agosto, con sus paredes blancas y un gran espejo en la pequeña sala. Sin cojines, sin sábanas ni almohadas, el baño sin cosméticos y el perchero ya no tenía ningún abrigo colgando, ningún paraguas. Le di las llaves a Vera y me fui a casa de mi amiga Andy a pasar la noche. Después de eso fui a pasar los últimos días con Lorenzo en Nápoles. Cada tanto, me salían las lágrimas y solo me quedaba en silencio pensando qué será de nosotros. El futuro no está escrito. Pero no hay persona más fuerte y más positiva que él. “Mal que vaya, nos vemos en Diciembre, voy para año nuevo.”

 

Espero encontrar la oportunidad de estar pronto de regreso aquí y sabemos que mejores cosas están por venir 🙂
-Boarding time-

 

I really don’t know how to translate the saying in the title of this post. Maybe: there’s not a date or deadline that will not be complied. In august 15th I start the incredible adventure leaving my country to come in Italy following a dream. Finally I finished college, I got a diploma and a new language was learnt. I met a lot about of italian culture and history. I’m understanding Neapolitan dialect. Got friends that become family and the most important people in my life. I had the chance to be near the man who I love for about 11 months. I’m carrying 83 kg of physical baggage and tons  in the heart. Today is the date I was trying to avoid in the calendar. I don’t wanna leave but this is the situation e che possiamo fare? 

Last week I left the apt; was empty just like august 17th, white walls and a big mirror in the little living room. No cushions, no linens or pillows, the bathroom without beauty supplies and the coats were not in the rack, either the umbrella. I gave Vera the keys and I went to Andy’s to pass the night. Then I went to Naples to spend my last days in Italy with Lorenzo. Once in a while I cried and in silence thinking about us. The future is unwritten. But no one is stronger or more positive than him. “At the very least I’ll see you in dicembrer for New Year’s Eve.”

I hope be back soon and I know better things are coming 🙂

-Boarding time-

 

Once upon a time in a Royal Palace…

Once upon a time there was a girl traveling with a memory keeper and a notebook…

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I confess I am obsessed with the royal life, well not the current royal life, I am talking about the royal life of the XV or XVIII centuries. Today we finally visited La Reggia di Caserta, a beautiful and huge palace just a few minutes from Naples. Kind of Versailles, this palace was constructed for the Bourbon kings of Naples and actually, is the largest palace in Europe with more than 2 million m3.

This amazing palace has 1,200 rooms, including two dozen state apartments, a large library, and a theatre, some of those still furnished by original pieces (Bed heads and linens, bathroom furnitures and a huge collection of antique books in the library). The gardens and fountains are pieces of art. Such a great place to visit, as a museum and gallery inside of the rooms (expositions changing once in a while) or just walking or riding thru the gardens.

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Fragola

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Spring break is over and we are back to the Institute. Tons of homework and now, developing final projects . Here an attempt to do a high speed photo using strawberries and bowl with water.

El break terminó y ahora estamos de regreso al Instituto. Con mucha tarea, proyectos para el fin del semestre, etc.  Les comparto esta fresita, para clase de fotografía, que más bien parece un ensayo de un high speed. 

Sueño, mucho sueño y los párpados me pesan. 

I amsterdam

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If you are going to visit Amsterdam don’t foget to get your I amsterdam city card. With this you get free public transport a free canal cruise, free entrances to some museums such as the Hermitage, the EYE filmmuseum and the Rembrandt House Museum among others. Also you get a 25% off in other attractions (Madame Tussauds, XtraCold IceBar, etc), concerts, and special gifts.

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I really enjoyed this little vacation with my boyfriend and other two friends. Unfortunately we couldn’t visit Anna Frank’s house because we had just a couple of days and the line were too long. However we visited the Heritage where we could see Vincent Van Gogh’s works. Was quiet a fast trip, we tried to visit all the possible places and trying to do it I got very sick from the second night. But doesn’t matter when you are in a place as lovely as Amsterdam is.

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For more information about the I amsterdam city card visit the site

Road Trip

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Yaaai our frist road trip in Italy. No train, no bus, no plane, this time I am the driver going from Florence to Bologna and Verona.
I was so nervous driving in other country, this was the very first time for me driving out of Mexico, well the 2nd because I parked my boyfriend’s car one time in his place, but officially the first driving in the streets.
IMG_2498We start our road trip to Bologna very very early, so we arrived there about 10am and then we visited the city -was about to rain- and then had lunch. Do you have an idea about our lunch? yes, pasta and lasagna alla bolognesa. YUM!
In Florence I felt in love with Neptune, and since there I used to look for him around Italy. In Bologna I found this beautiful fountain about Neptune by Giambologna and I just loved it. It’s in Piazza Maggiore which is one of the most beautiful piazze in Italy.

After lunch we went to Verona. Yes, the city of Romeo and Juliet. We started visiting the  Arena di Verona, icon of the city. This is one of the best preserved ancient structures of its kind. Also here was the concert of one of my favorite albums, Ligabue’s Sette notte in Arena. 

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In Verona is very common to visit Juliet’s house and put your padlock or write your and your lover name in the walls, I am not the kind of person who loves to do this but this time, when I left I kept thinking maybe could be cute to do it. Perhaps I’ll do it next time.

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Don’t forget visit also Piazza delle Erbe and see the Madonna’s fountain and get there before 18:00 and you’ll find a little market to buy some souvenirs from t-shirts, venetian mask and pasta.

Be My Valentine

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Love is in the air…
Today was Valentine’s day and this is a very special date to me and to all the people who loves cliches! In the last years I’ve been taking photos of couples and to celebrate this lovely date, here are my favorite photos about love!
Just to know, today I had headache and a terrible back pain but fortunately tomorrow I’m traveling to Volterra to meet with my boyfriend’s family and celebrate Valentine’s and his mom’s birthday 🙂
Happy valentine’s day guys!

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