Peculiar things around the world – Chamberí (Madrid Metro)

The subway station Chamberí in Madrid is a now closed station located between the stations of Bilbao and Iglesia. Opened in 1919 it was built with light colored azulejos to make people use the subway more. In 1966 it was closed due to the impossibility to enlarge it to accommodate longer trains. It was kept…

The dog who slept under the stars

“Stargazing Dog’s Family“, a manga by Takashi Murakami, is one of the best mangas I’ve read so far. It’s the sequel to “Stargazing Dog”, which I haven’t read yet. It is totally fine to read even starting from the 2nd one. Three short stories (Twin Star, The Brightest Star and a final epilogue to the…

Photobook @ Saal Digital

Today I’m here for a different review. I was kindly given a voucher for the purchase of a wall decor on the Italian website http://www.saal-digital.it (there’s also the English version www.saal-digital.com) and I’m writing my review on the product right now. I could choose between six different types of wall decor and I chose something I’ve […]

Weekend recap #1

Hi everyone! This weekend has been a good one for me, so I’ll tell you about it. And let me start with Friday evening when I went around Bressanone to watch the fountains that have had a makeover for the Water Ligh Festival. This festival will end on the 21st of May, but I’ll bet something…

4 days in Madrid

No, unfortunately, it’s not me who’s going to Madrid. But I’ve been there twice and I’ve been asked to sort of organize a 4-days trip there for friends… So, why don’t share here a nice list of places you can see if you happen to be in Madrid? It will also give me the opportunity…

Read “The Circle” with me

The movie “The Circle” has just come out and I wanted to read the book by Dave Eggers before watching the movie. I have mixed feelings about the book. The idea is great, I was excited to read about a totalitarian company controlling all the information (and people’s choices). But then it developed in a way…

Watch “The Martian” with me

Today you’ll read another kind of post. I’m watching The Martian right now, after reading the book. And be warned: there will be spoilers ahead! Ok, it is true to the book, leaving out some things that are not too much important. But what about the journey from the hub to the mav?! What? Everything…

Fantastic Voyage

Fantastic Voyage by Isaac Asimov has been a pleasant read. But stop reading this review now if you haven’t read the book yet, as it contains spoilers! … you have been warned! I basically just read “Once upon a time… Life”, a.k.a. “Micro Patrol” for grown-ups. It wasn’t bad, it was just weird and sort…

Let’s visit Mars!

“The Martian” by Any Weir is a brilliant book. It describes the life of an astronaut left alone on Mars after a storm almost killed him and who has to stay alive until someone tries to bring him back to Earth. The majority of the book is told from the point of view of Mark Watney,…

101 Dalmatians

I just read the book “The Hundred and One Dalmatians” by Dodie Smith (with illustrations by Alex T. Smith) and I couldn’t wait to write my review. Cruella de Vil is enough to frighten the spots off a Dalmatian pup. But when she steals a whole family of them, the puppies’ parents, Pongo and Missus,…

The silver linings playbook

There’s not much to say about this book, except that I enjoyed it very much. I finally found a book with a mental unstable main character that thinks like I do when I’m anxious. The flow of thoughts and connections is very similar and I liked that. The story is also very nice and you’re…

Out of my comfort zone in Marrakesh

Last year in May, I went to Marrakesh with my brother and it has possibly been the most interesting trip of my life. I have been able to discover another place, another culture and step out of my comfort zone, defying both my anxiety and first impressions. We stayed there 4 days, wandering around the…