Apologies readers, for being intermittently absent for the last couple of weeks. I’ve had rather a lot to sort out, and for that reason this week’s is a very special Travel Monday…
“In order to write about life, first you must live it.”
― Ernest Hemingway
2013 has been a rather testing year for anyone looking for that dream ‘real job’, especially if you’re a writer and for this reason I’ve decided to make next year completely different. In the first week of January I will be swapping London’s foggy, grey skyline and moving to the Italian city of Milan, to go back to school. To take a CELTA teaching course at International House to be specific. I’ve always wanted to study abroad, and although the course itself is only for a month, I will be staying in Italy long-term to teach English to adults. Although teaching is something I always swore I would never do, this seems like a logical and exciting twist to my life, which although fun, has been uneventful for the last few months.
Although I loved dearly being at University, this last year has been sanguine in it’s freedom. I think I have another month, at least, of study in me and I promise to blog about every experience as I go. Italy is one of my favourite countries and I have been lukcy enough to see a lot of it in my 24 years. I’ve never made it to Milan though, so this will be a whole new version of Italy to discover and I can’t wait.
The best parts of Italy :
– Real coffee, and coffee shops, no more instant or Starbucks for me.
-Meeting new students and making new friends
-Living in a city again
-New running routes
-People watching and building spotting
– Being in the land of the Italain lakes, Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano and Lake Garda
There’s something terribly exciting about writing a Travel Monday that’s prospective for once, if anyone has any Milan or Lombardia tips I’d be thrilled.
Wish me luck! Ciao for now,