Travelling with new friends

Last month I spent a weekend in Amsterdam with two new friends of mine. “New friends” in this case means two girls I met by chance in Galway last January, with whom I kept in touch. They came back visiting recently, and asked me if I wanted to join them in their trip to the…

My old new friend

You leave home for the Erasmus project; you go and spend the four shortest and craziest months of your life in another country; just before going back home, you explore the Christmas market with a girl you just met; you laugh until you cry and say to yourself: “Why didn’t I meet her before???” You…

Bursting out laughing

And then it happens, without any warning. You’re spending a nice night with a friend, laughing, drinking, singing, dancing, having fun. Suddenly it happens, and the thing is so intense that almost hurts you, because you can’t stop, even if you’re well aware that it doesn’t make sense at all. Even if you know it’s…

Pre-Holidays stress

I woke up this morning with some temperature, cold and my head ready to explode. In two days I will be off to Italy, to my hometown for a week. A friend of mine texted me: “The fever is due to your excitement because you’re coming back to Latina”. Then I asked myself: for an…

We are all connected

Last week I spent a couple of days in Dublin, where I met a few friends I was missing. One of them, Romina, introduced me to her boyfriend, and talking with them I realized how we people are connected to one another. I was telling Romina: “I’m glad you taught me how to carry three…