it’s been a long time since the last post, which means this one will be gigantic!
So after my long stay in Switzerland I traveled to Torino, in Italy. There I would have a place to stay in the house of Catarina, sister of a long time friend from Portugal, Gonçalo Almeida. He’s currently finishing a degree in London Film School and she’s doing an erasmus studying medicine in Turin.
3.350km ! ohhhh god!
I know Catarina since she was a small child, really. From the times I went to hang around Gonçalo’s house when we were kids. She’s four years younger than me. She lives with other 2 medicine students. Elena and Joana, italian and portuguese respectively. This was my second time in Italy, which is a country I really like. I had been there 2 years ago, doing a Leonardo DaVinci internship at the studio of Luca Masarà, working on retouching with him and Georgina. If you need photographic services near Padua, look them up! They do some amazing work and I learned quite a bit while there, besides being treated in a very pleasant way. I was never in Turin before, I had been to Padua, Venice, Bologna, Verona and Parma. I was there through Check-in, a Lisbon based interchange association providing young people with opportunities to go abroad and do voluntary services or internships in creative areas. They in hand coordinated with XENA, the italian association headquartered in Padua.
I’m a photographer and artist and I’ll soon start a trip through Europe, documenting people, landscape, architecture and whatever else I find compelling.
I live in Portugal, so it makes sense I start in Lisbon, which is a very beautiful city and quite worth a visit. If you come here, make sure you enjoy the city and the people, the food and the views, more than the traditional touristic places.
I’ll be there from the 4th of April until April’s 8th, I’ll then catch a flight to Madrid and spend a few more days there. After that I’ll probably travel through inter rail but who knows what the future holds? The idea is to go through all European capitals but if my funds allow me I would like to visit other cities and places as well.
Keep tuned if you want to check my adventures, ramblings and ideas. This trip will be used as an experience for writing about the European Union, I’ll be visiting friends who live outside Portugal, some of them with whom I’ve grown up, others I’ve met throughout my life in different circumstances and contexts. I also intend to do some couch surfing for the first time! So I’m sure it will be fun.