About me

I’m a traveller, I’m a dreamer… I dream about unknown worlds and exotic places, about suggestive travels around this beautiful planet.

I’m Elisa, a 24 years old girl, coming from a small village in the region Trentino-Alto Adige in the North of Italy even though I haven’t been there muchย lately.

In the last 6 years I have lived in 7 different cities in 5 different countries, in some just for a couple of months, in others I’ve stayed longer, unfortunately I only speak 3 languages but I hope to add a 4th one pretty soon.

As you may have understood I love travelling, not really as a tourist, since I like experiencing the culture a little longer than just the few days a tourist usually has…

English is not my native language, so forgive the mistakes ๐Ÿ™‚

What else? I love taking pictures even though I don’t know much about technique and rules for the perfect images, I just capture what inspires me and sometimes I get good results, but I guess is just luck.

I am also a freelance translator or better, am trying to be, but am still new in this world so will need some more time to settle down to work properly. And at the moment am quite busy attending a Master program in European Studies and International Relations, so don’t have much time to dedicate to that.

I still don’t know what I want to do in life… I mean, who knows it? Life is so plenty of interesting things to do that you cannot decide to do just one of them… So am still in the process of thinking, in the meanwhile I’ll write this blog ๐Ÿ™‚

 

***21/04/2013***

Time to update my About me page…

Everything is almost the same, except that I finished my master, I moved to London and doing a 9 to 5 job, not much of an adventure…

Travelling is still my biggest and deepest passion, I wish I could do it more but am kind of stuck here for the time being – hopefully this will change.

To me, travelling is seeing life in colour and what makes life worth.

That’s all for now… happy travelling, happy blogging!

xx Elisa

 

 

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146 responses to “About me

      • Just one thing I wanted to add : sometimes the best shoots you can make are just around your door, because you can see the lights, the people, the things change. When you are not used to a place, you often shoot something like tourist, vacation or postcard pics (I mean everyone of us) …

        Keep on. The road is long, difficult and beautiful. SK

  1. You’ve got some beautiful photos in your posts. I agree that it’s much better to spend longer than a few days in a place to get a proper feel of it. Unfortunately I’m not able to at the moment, however I hope to go properly traveling in a few years after I finish my Masters course as well ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Hi, thanks for liking my most latest post – I do appreciate it.
    I only know English and I’m always incredibly jealous of people who can are multi-lingual! Looking forward to reading about your adventures with travelling and seeing your photographs!

    • Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s always nice to read other people’s thoughts… I love London and your post about St James Park, even though my fav park is Primrose Hill… breathtaking view ๐Ÿ™‚ Will follow your adventures too!

  3. I love your intro! So fun, and so honest!

    I love Italy…I have only been 4 times, and would live there if I could someday. I love it there, and the northern part is very different than the southern I found. The landscape, the people, the food. It is a wonderful difference.

    I am a professional photographer, and am leaving that profession (sort of…but not entirely!) to start a non profit, and attempt to help others in need. It is a passion, like photography. I like your desire to just capture what you feel deeply about. Continue to click, click click away with your camera. And most of all…have fun while doing it! Good luck and well wishes with your studies!

    Blessings,

    Dug
    http://tr4f.wordpress.com

    • Hi Dug, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

      Where have you been in Italy?

      I’d like to learn sth about how to take better pictures now, but I think somehow it could spoil the spontaneity of the photo itself. What do you think?

      Best wishes,

      Eli

      • Hi Eli,

        I’ve been from down below Rome on the Sorrento coast, Capri, Positano, Vico Aquencia, Rome, Venice, Florence and a couple other spots…All the way north until going to Czech Republic and up to Austria. I loved it!

        As for the spontaneity of your photos, I say go with your gut feeling. What makes you happiest? If you want to understand what others see as “art” and “style,” then look into some photography books on style, exposure, and light. Those are all fun things to play with, and integrate. I don’t think you have to abandon the fun, free-spirited loose way you take photos now, but you could integrate aspects and broaden your own skills and add to your own ever changing style…

        I started just by going out and enjoying taking pictures any way I wanted, without a care in the world…and I still go out and to that! Sometimes, though, I focus on the project, whether it is a wedding or a model or a specific type of photo I am going for.

        The most important thing above all else: enjoy yourself! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Hi Elisa! Thank you for visiting my blog earlier. Keep on traveling, exploring, writing and good luck! You’re right, life is full of interesting things, places, people ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking forward to following your adventure ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yulia

  5. Travelling and photo-taking…we share two similar passions! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for dropping by my blog and liking the latest post. Much appreciated! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Thanks for visiting my blog- love your blog, I cant wait to travel also! (your english is fine!) love the pictures, have fun travelling and blog about your visits! I love to hear about other peoples travels as i cant wait to go myself! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thank you for leaving this nice comment and liking my blog! ๐Ÿ™‚ Liked your post Create, will check out some more later on.. Hope u’ll start travelling soon… but be careful, it’s addictive ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. LIked your comment above about how often you take better photos when you know a place intimately. That’s what I’m trying to do here in Australia. We can’t travel for the time being till our youngest finishes school but I figure why do I have to be living in Italy to be writing travel pieces! ๐Ÿ™‚ What we take for granted is new to non-Australian eyes.

  8. Thank you so much for your “like”! I really appreciate the support. I love your blog and I’m really looking forward to following you and seeing what’s in store!

    ~Kay

  9. I came to your blog by way of the Weekly Photo Challenge. I was interested to read where you are from. A few years ago I collaborated with some people at the University of Trento, which I believe is in your area. Very beautiful location.

    • How small the world is! Trento is in my region, although I come from a very small village up in the mountains ๐Ÿ™‚ Yeah it’s a beautiful area, unfortunately it doesn’t offer many opportunities except for the tourist sector… that’s why I am living abroad most of the time. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Thank you for stopping by and liking my post ‘Travellers don’t know…’
    I apologise for the delayed response, but very happy to go through some of your posts. I will surely swing by again.
    All the best.

      • ๐Ÿ™‚ You know, I can so relate to your going to places for longer stays Even I can’t feel happy if I just rush through somewhere. That way, it leaves nothing behind in me… so I too try to soak myself in a place as much as possible.
        Cheers.

      • I think is the best way to get in touch with the culture and the place, not just the touristic spots.. Unfortunately is not always possible to stay long in a place. Thanks again for sharing your thought.

  11. Thanks again for the award. Non sapevo tu fossi Italiana. Io sono nata a Lecco sul lago di Como.A presto, compaesana ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. I wish I could “only” speak three languages and be working on a fourth! I speak English and some rusty German that I picked up while living there for a year as an exchange student almost 20 years ago… While in Germany I did a 10 week Russian course. If I’d understood German better perhaps I would have been more successful learning Russian. ๐Ÿ™‚ I would love to become fluent in German again, and learn enough Russian to be able to converse. A smattering of other languages would be wonderful too. Happy travelling and studying! I have only seen a little of Italy: Venice, Florence and Rome.

  13. WELCOME! Thank you for subscribing to follow my blog. I hope you are encouraged, inspired and enjoy the photos I take of life and the events that surround it as seen through the lens of my camera.

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  14. Ciao Elisa! Grazie per il tuo commento. Che bello, un’altra girovaga! ๐Ÿ˜€ Che altra lingua ti piacerebbe imparare? io al momento mi sto cimentando con lo svedese. Cosรฌ, tanto per sport ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Ciao Sara! A dire il vero ce ne sarebbero un paio a cui sarei interessata, una รจ lo spagnolo, semplicemente perchรฉ mi sembra assurdo non saperlo vista la somiglianza con l’italiano, l’altra รจ l’arabo… non so perchรฉ ma mi affascina tantissimo! Lo svedese?? Come mai questa scelta fuori dal comune? ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Se ti serve una persona con cui fare pratica, parlo spagnolo ๐Ÿ˜€
        Si no… ecco, lo svedese. Che lingua, mmm, come dire… abbastanza inutile. Per lo meno, a me non รจ che serva per lavoro o altro. Semplicemente, vivendo in Inghilterra e guardando serie TV scandinave trasmesse dalla BBC in originale con i sottotitoli in inglese, alla fine qualcosina acchiappavo. E mi รจ venuta la curiositร . Vicino a dove ho scoperto un gruppo di “filo-svedesi” e allora ci divertiamo a provare a far conversazione. Ora che ci penso, averi dovuto dare un’occhiatina alle canzoni tipiche per domani… c’รจ una specie di barbecue/festa degli scampi LOL http://swedishclub.wordpress.com/ No comment…
        Comunque, con lo spagnolo avrai vita facile! Con l’arabo, non saprei… ricordo un paio di parole, i numeri e qualche espressione (ho abitato in Tunisia per 4 anni ma ero piccola). Non saprei da che parte iniziare, dossi mettermi a imparare l’arabo ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Io avevo seguito un corso di arabo alla SOAS ma era una volta a settimana, quindi totalmente inutile, anche perchรฉ passavamo + tempo a ripetere le tre cose fatte la lezione prima che non ad andare avanti! Avevo in mente di passare un po’ di tempo al Cairo, ma poi hanno fatto la rivoluzione quindi mi sono saltati i programmi… Magari piรน avanti ci faccio un pensierino ๐Ÿ™‚ Quindi hai vissuto anche in Tunisia… parecchio nomade anche tu vedo ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Sรฌ, abbastanza ๐Ÿ˜‰ qui c’รจ la lista dei paesi dove ho vissuto e che ho visitato: http://globetrottersara.wordpress.com/about/
        Ma si, le lezioni cosรฌ sparse non servono a un gran che. Magari qualche corso intensivo, tipo 2 settimane full immersion, dalla mattina alla sera… alla SOAS di solito li fanno in estate, tipo giugno-luglio. Pensavo anch’io di cercare un corso del genere per lo svedese. Lo parlicchio, ma non so… o lo imparo seriamente o continuo come hobby. Boh…

      • Si ora ho visto la lista! Wow… Hai girato tantissimo ๐Ÿ™‚ Hai vissuto in tutti quei posti o in alcuni ci sei stata per visitarli? ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Temo che per l’arabo servano piรน di due settimane… chissร , vedremo! Beh ho visto che scrivi anche un blog in svedese quindi lo “parlicchi” bene!!

      • A scrivere/leggere me la cavo. Se parlano veloce, perdo dei pezzi… e se devo rispondere mi serve qualche secondo per pensare LOL
        Vissuto per piรน di un anno: Italia, Tunisia, Gabon, Ecuador. Il resto per meno di un anno o solo visitati ๐Ÿ™‚
        Peccato che adesso viaggiando piรน che altro per l’Europa, non mi stampigliano piรน il passaporto, buuuuuu….

      • Wow ๐Ÿ™‚ Io per ora sul passaporto ho solo la Turchia, e sono stata in Egitto ma ancora non avevo il passaporto quindi non ho il timbro ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Spero di avere altri timbri al + presto, hihihi

      • Magari vado in Russia. Voilร … ecco. Alla fine un’estate pensavo di andare in Russia. Mmm, le occasioni disponibili non erano molto a buon mercato. Ok, Turchia! Mmm, ci son tipo 40 gradi all’ombra… era un’estate super torrida… Alla fine son andata a Monaco di Baviera. Bella eh… ma umpf. Niente timbro ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      • Non l’avevi ancora capito che son un po’ strana? ๐Ÿ˜‰ la la laaa…
        No, in realtร  mi garberebbe veramente andare in Russia e/o in Turchia. Quando, non si sa. Ma questo รจ un dettaglio ๐Ÿ™‚

      • ๐Ÿ™‚ La Turchia merita, la Russia probabilmente anche ma non mi attira per niente! Scusa per il ritardo, il tuo commento era finito nella spam box per sbaglio ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      • quel dossi in realtร  era un “dovessi”
        Magari mi ricordassi di rileggere prima di inviare… sarebbe anche utile ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. Thank you for visiting my blog! Iยดm with you…still thinking and exploring, not knowing what to do with my life. I guess thatยดs life too. Great pictures you have in your blog – I will read some more and look around. You are young and your life has just started – Iยดm nearly twice as old, but not inside. I guess that is what happens too…for many people.

    Keep going the way you do and it will be a great! I must ask, though, about your comment on my Everyday Life picture: I donยดt understand it?

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  17. Just wanted to let you know I have nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award. I hope this will be welcome news for you. If you prefer not to accept the award, I certainly understand, but I hope you will visit the other nominees, and they will visit you, just the same. To see the other nominees and rules for accepting the award, please visit my post at http://wp.me/p2ekZU-Pt – All the best!

  18. Lovely intro… and such depth for someone so young. I believe that’s what traveling does for the curious and creative soul.
    Each of your photos tell a story… that’s what makes a good photographer!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  19. Hi Elisa!

    I’ve been following your blog for a while and love it! I am actually coming to London in July (6-12) to do some research, but I’ll be traveling alone. This may be a strange request (or not), but I was wondering if you’d like to meet and get a meal restaurant together since we both seem to enjoy food (I absolutely hate eating alone!)?

    lu

  20. Greetings from Sardinia! Just found your blog and it’s lovely! You’ve found a new follower. For English not being your native language you are doing superb!!! Looking forward to more of your adventures.

  21. Congrats on the job Elisa! I hope everything is working out for you!! I just wanted to leave you a note saying that I came up with new ideas for all the partner bloggers (and of course for those who did not partner up with anybody else)
    http://gesundheitsuze.wordpress.com/project-wanderlust/
    It’s still in the making (just like the partner blogs) I am sure you’ll like it though! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Greetings!

  22. That’s interesting, I’m also from italy! But not from Trentino-Alto Adige, I’m from Veneto. I have just found your blog, and I can say you have done a great job, not only in the writing part, but also in the content. I hope your situation change and that you can be able to pursue your dreams,
    Anna

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  24. Bellissimo blog: sono sicura che presto deciderai di lasciare il alvoro 9 to 5 per rituffarti nel mondo. Te lo auguro dal cuore! Buona avventura londinese, intanto ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Detto da te e un super-complimento! Adoro il tuo blog! Spero davvero di realizzare il sogno di viaggiare a tempo indeterminato prima o poi…. tu invece? Che progetti hai? ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Grazie Elisa, che complimento hai fatto tu a me con questa risposta! ๐Ÿ˜€ Vedrai che, pianificando un po’ le proprie risorse economiche, pian piano lo farai. Io sono appena tornata dall’Oman passando dalla Cambogia, e ho un paio di progetti da mettere in atto per vedere se riesco a diventare nomade digitale. Finger crossed! Intanto continuo a scrivere sul blog, che non mi frutta un accidente, ma mi diverte tanto ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Per nomade digitale intendi lavorare freelance? Che tipo di lavoro freelance vorresti fare? Io lavoro un po’ come traduttrice, ma non abbastanza da sopravviverci purtroppo…. Spero davvero che tu riesca a realizzare i tuoi progetti. Io mi sento soffocare, nonostante Londra non sia brutta. Spero di riuscire a sistemare qualche problemino economico e poi di prendere il volo… mi sono data due anni al massimo, e al momento sembra un’eternitร !

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