Seasonal work in a Greek Island

So earlier this year I visited Santorini with my mum, and I’ve been to ios last year. While In santorini I realised I wanted to be in Greece for the summer. I applied for jobs online as a receptionist without knowing I’d actually get the job. Now I’m not going to write names but I got a job at a Hostel in Mykonos, I’ve been aware that it wasn’t going to be easy and indeed I didn’t make it through the whole summer. The reason why I couldn’t handle it wasn’t because of the job but the people I used to work with. Greeks are used to work hard in the summer and then do nothing during winter time. I was working in hospitality meaning I had to be smiling all the time, but it’s really hard when you have your boss screaming at you or giving u shit if you sit down for 5 minutes while you work everyday for 10 hours without a day off.. at least I had the pleasure to experience it and I spent 2 months in the beautiful island. Has any of you worked a season and actually got it through? 

Barcelona: dia de San Jorge 

I got to Barcelona yesterday April 23rd on the day of San Jorge and to be honest it seemed like a second Valentine’s Day of the year. Guys give a rose to the girls and the girls give them a book. It was beautiful too see, so many roses in Passeis De Gracia and so many couples kissing and hugging, it’s nice to see love in the air. That’s pretty much it for our first day in Barcelona, from the airport (in which I found the metro very clean) to the hotel and then out to check out our surroundings but it was too busy to actually have a proper stroll, it seemed like we were lining up to get in a concert. As I mentioned before it was nice to have a celebration to check out, it’s always pleasant to see people celebrating their traditions. We only spent 3 hours “sightseeing” because of of the amount of people in the city and us being tired from only a 3 hours sleep. This is not all though, it’s only our first day 😉 

Purchasing a flight ticket a day before departure

It’s not my first time doing this for a trip, i could say i’ve done it more than 5 times for sure and even in less time before departure. Anyways, I’m currently in my hometown with my mum ( we don’t live here but we’ve been here for 2 months while we were on the process of selling our house in which we sold a week ago) and we are staying at a hotel and we were planning to leave in about 3-4 days, so we went down to reception to try to extend our stay but there were no more rooms available from tomorrow. So me and my mum looked at each other and said: ok we’re leaving Italy then. We could have gone to Treviso or Venice but we came to the conclusion that we don’t have any more business in here so why not go to Spain since mum has to go to Colombia very soon and usually flights that go to Colombia have Spain as a stopover. So here i am i just purchased 2 tickets that depart in 15 hours Venice-Barcelona. I’m excited. At the beginning of this month we did the same and went to Santorini. Now Spain, i’ve been when i was little but i don’t remember it so yeah adventure awaits! And when mum goes to Colombia i don’t know what i’ll do but i want to travel Europe for a bit this summer..going with the flow it’s just the best, I don’t criticise those that don’t think alike but all i know is that i keep my life entertaining and i love it for it 🙂 18072895_10210978498432264_1454901688_n

Self love = happiness

Despite being young (22 years old) and getting my first heartbreak I think I finally get it. I’ve heard about it and been told about it but honestly I didn’t get to understand until IT happened to me. Self love = happiness. In this past month that I’ve spent barely on social media and with my mum after 3 years of not living together I came to reflect on many things. I’ve been feeling better by stop giving explanations to people about the way I live(I travel loads) and why I don’t go to uni. I distant myself from “friends”. I thought they were friends but if they were so called “friends”  they wouldn’t  criticise me and stop me with a thousand thoughts, fear and negativity. I blame myself tho, I’m the one that allowed some people to get to the point to opinion about my life but I’ve put a stop to it, that’s why I’m being by myself, I’m accepting the way I am and the things I do without worrying about the approval of others 😘

Thira Santorini

Probably the best place I’ve been too. And i’ve been here only 2 days!

Despite all the awful things that happen in this world, Santorini is a paradise. The views, the food, the wine, the sunsets, and the way Greeks take care of their island by constantly painting the walls and floors to maintain their place tidy and good for the eye. And no mention their cordiality and will to help you out. Greece is not doing well as most Europe and I admire that they treat tourists with respect because they need them, and something that I really admire is that everyone speaks English. Unlike in my country, Italy..they expect you to get to learn Italian, how embarrassing. Well this is to keep enjoying my days in the island and to keep pushing forward the date to leave :p because I really don’t want to at least not yet !

Mum and daughter adventures : Santorini 

So mum and I booked a flight on Friday to depart on Sunday to Crete, Greece. Yeah just 2 days..another spontaneous trip! But because we noticed that ferries for this season go to Santorini only every Sunday we booked the only ferry available after we would arrive to Crete. We landed at Chania at 3 pm got our bags and there was a cab waiting for us that I booked in advance just in case so we could make it to the ferry(it was set to leave at 6pm) from the port of Heraklion and from Chania to the port it’s a 2 hours drive! Anyhow we made it on time and not only! Our ferry was delayed by an hour! Good news is that after 2.5 hours flight with 2.15 in a taxi and 6 in a ferry..It’s 2 am and we are finally in Santorini!! 

GoPro Hero 5

Bought this new toy yesterday, I’m quite excited I could say. I wish it came with a “fantastic travel experiences” warranty but life doesn’t work this way, anyhow I’m motivated to push myself to get out there(more) than usual and start working on projects, more videos than photos and I’m not talking about snapchat. So let’s see what will come out 🙂 

Coming back home 

I’m back in my home land afte 10 years, that’s right 10 years!!  I’ve been here a week now and I can’t stop crossing paths with people that know my parents and remember me from when I was little and no matter their amazed look on their faces they end up calling me crazy. Why I don’t settle down, go to uni, get a boyfriend .. I’m just fed up, you should just respect other people’s life choices. And last time I checked sorry but life didn’t come with a manual of instructions that you have to follow steps by steps ..lemme be me haters 

Australia

After 3 years I voluntarily decided to give up on my student visa in Australia. Living with working holiday visas was easy, but holding a student visa is a totally different visa. I don’t recommend it to anyone. Work restrictions, high student fees and very bad education provided including teachers with a bad English possessing strong accents from their countries that made it hard to understand the class. I know I will be back in Australia, but I don’t want to live there the way I was just a week ago, I’ll explain more in details in another post 

Thai food

My favorite Thai dish is definitely : Green Thai curry. Not going to lie i never tried any noodle dishes because having an Italian dad in which is a chef, he always told me how it would be a disgrace eating noodles being Italian. I also never found the independent will to try them.

 But green Thai curry..omg! That coconut spicy soup with chicken and green veggies of course accompanied with rice drive me nuts all the time, to die for!

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