There are always more you can write about Paris

If you ask me which city I remember with love, I would tell you without doubt Paris. This city makes me cry; because it was the first city I have been in Europe. I stayed in a hostel called as far as I remember “Absolute”, quite close to la Bastille. Well the worst thing was I had to share my room with other 3 people. I was a little bit nervous, you know here in Venezuela is not easy to do it, and actually, I never could do it here, maybe with your friends. However, I was surprised because they were very respectful, kind, and friendly person so I could share and talk with them.

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Paris for me is love, beautiful, culture, vibrant city. Maybe for you it is so stupid but when I went to have a walk the following day I started to cried, while I was walking on the streets. That moment was absolutely AMAZING, SUPERB; I could not believe I was there. Then I smiled to everybody that I met. As a city, it is a walk able, bright city. Building in Paris has been controlled by laws associated to the height and shape of buildings at least since the 17th century.

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One of my favourite streets is “The Champs-Élysées” that is a 17th century avenue between the Place de la Concorde and the Napoleonic Arc de Triumphed. For a day, I walked from La Defense to Louvre Museum until 10:00 pm. In this way I could see amazing landmark as an Arc de Triomphe.

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Salzburg, music city

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While I was visiting one of my friends in Germany, I visited a gorgeous city. It was Salzburg, in Vienna. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in this city. The city center was declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 1996, by UNESCO.

Salzburg is a really small city, however it is so lovely, and while I was walking I could listen pleasurable music.

I always want to know landmarks in any city that I visit, so I went to the Belvedere, Church, and Palaces around there. I While I was climbing up to the Belvedere, I said a bad word because I was so tired. And a person asked me: Did you speak Spanish? and I replied yes! I am from Venezuela, and he was from Mexico, so I continuo enjoy my journey with my new friends. He was with his wife and children.

From the top of the Belvedere, I could admire a lovely view, Salzach river, the old building, thinking how this city would be many years ago its grandness. It is more than meets the eye.

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Firenze… warm place

P1050501Firenze was my first stop in December 2012, when I visited Italy. I could not believe that I was there, because, when I was studying architecture my architecture history’s teacher always told us: “Architect had to visit at least one time Italy, If you did not do it you were not architect”. At that moment I thought, now I could not go there however, I would go, I do know how, but I would go.

I felt how I knew every street every building in Firenze. I remember the smell, the sound, I just was enjoyed every moment that I lived there. Ohhh off course I met to really handsome Italian men. He was working in a restaurant where I had a dinner, and he was funny, friendly, and nice. He invited to me to go out for dance, I accepted. However, we never met, I fell sleep that night, I was really tired.

To return to the subject, when I arrived, it was snowing a little bit, it was so could, and left my baggage in my room, I went out to walk around. I bought a boot and gloves which I still have. My colleague Nanda, recommended to me an ice cream shop, where every afternoon I visited to buy a small one! So taste, so delicious.

Since Firenze I had visited Sienna and Pisa, how urban designer student I researched about those cities, for this reason I think I always felt I had been there. What’s more I remembered when I was walking every place. It was marvelous.

Everybody knows that you can take a picture to “David”, by the way, I took my picture. This is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture created between 1501 and 1504, by Michelangelo.

Cambridge… I am in love

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I was looking for a place where I could study English in UK. I thought in London, Cambridge, Oxford or Manchester. Then, I was thinking.. What I wanted? So I just wanted a quite and small city. Then,  I chose Cambridge, because I had seen some web site about it, and could suppose this could be a relax, quite, small, a friendly city and Now I can say I was right, as a result of experience that I lived there.

I arrived in Cambridge about 7:00pm It was on saturday 12 January. I was really tired because It was a long trip from Venezuela, and from the airport to my homestay. Jacob received to me in his mother’s home. He helped me with my heavy luggage. Few minutes later I met Judith who was my mother homestay. She was really as a mother for me; she supported me when I was a litter bit sad, when I got sick, so that I am very grateful. In that house I met  Amina, Luisa, Yuya, Damian and Dasha, from Russia, Colombia, Japan, France and Ukraine. All of them are amazing person that I love so much! I had learned a lot of thing. They helped me in how to improve my speaking, Amina for example, she usually came to my room to sing English song, Luisa said to me how to pronounce some word in correctly way. While we had  dinner, Yuya, Damian and I talked to improve our speaking. And Dasha did some exercise that I had to repeat each word and I could not pass to another word if I did not pronounce well. Personally, they were very friendly, optimistic, kind, and respectful person.

My first day in Cambridge English School, I was strange because I was thinking how I could be here. I could not believe until a week after. I had been walking every morning to my school from home. It was about 50 minutes. However I did not feel that I just was relaxed and happy. Even so, I decided to hire a bike. In any case, I rode my bike even If the weather was not quite good. I enjoyed so much, when I ride my bike. I rented in Hire Bike close to my school Embassy English. I really felt as a child while I was riding my bike.

Otherwise, my English teacher were exceptional, I remember Bill, Rolf, Steve, Peter, Chri, Robert. Other special people were Katherine, Kerry and Jamie, and the girl who works in the lunch counter. I learned a lot of with them. I made a lot of friends I can not mention everybody however They know who are. They are from Russia, Ukraine, France, Germany, Italy, Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Switzerland, Latvia, Sweden, Czech Republic, Romania, Spain, Lybia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Japan, Chine, India, Thailand.

Cambridge as a City, is an interesting place, in my opinion it is a must do when you visit UK. It is a gorgeous, lovely, and a pretty city. Its urban design is cute, Narrow Street, colleagues building, gardens, square, green parks, and it is just flat. Despite you can enjoy its landscape from Great St Mary’s Church, and a littler one from Castle Mound. On the whole, in every place that you visit in Cambridge you can feel how old this city is.