Il vaso di Pandora delle proteste in Colombia

Le proteste in Colombia viste da vicino “In Colombia, nel giorno della festa della mamma, non ci sono figli con cui celebrare” recita una vignetta di Patancartoon pubblicata da uno dei maggiori quotidiani del Paese andino, El Espectador. Quasi tutte le 47 vittime delle attuali proteste in Colombia avevano infatti tra i 17 e i…

How I feel about being in Colombia during the protests

Living in a foreign country in the middle of a socio-political conflict isn’t easy. May 9, 2021. Protests day number 13. Understanding how I feel about being in Colombia in the middle of the protests is complicated. Very complicated. Over the last days I have felt overwhelmed with a kaleidoscope of emotions about the ongoing…

Colombian 2021 fiscal reform

Right to protest and police brutality in anti-fiscal reform mobilisations It’s raining cats and dogs outside, but I can hear the crowds shouting from Carrera 7. They must be soaked in rain, feeling exhausted and terrified – and yet, powerfully enjoying their right to protests against Colombian fiscal reform. Mobilisations have been incessantly going on…

Why Fuori Mura

I was walking back home from work the other day when it hit me. I was thinking, “should I go to the supermarket directly or I better go home first, drop my stuff and then, go to the supermarket? Well, my backpack it’s actually quite heavy (I filled a 3 litres water bottle at work,…

7 things I’ve learnt in my first 48 hours in Bogotà

On Wednesday, March 24th I woke up in Bogotà, Colombia. I immediately felt tired, thirsty, hungry and incredibly excited. Ahead of me were what I knew were going to be the first, and most intense hours of my entire experience. The first 48h are always insane: you don’t know the place and you need to…

Q&A about Bogotà!

Answering 10 of the most common questions I’ve got in my first month in Bogotà in the middle of a pandemic!

Bogotà was meant to be

One month ago, I was in the countryside of Charleroi, a small city close to Brussels, Belgium. I was quarantined in the middle of nowhere, it was constantly raining and I spent most of my day baking bread and playing with a very cute dog, Mazzu. Today, one month later, here I am in Bogotà,…

I ended up in Colombia in the middle of the pandemic

Are you stuck at home, reminiscing your pre-pandemic life, made of traveling and working abroad? Are you worried about your future especially work-wise? That was me about 2 months ago. In this video I’m tell you how I have managed to overcome that and how I ended up working in Bogotà in the middle of…

The ultimate guide to Colombian fruit

Tasting the local fruit was one of the things I was absolutely most looking forward to in Colombia. I have always loved fruit, yet here my fruit passion has almost reached insanity levels. The first time I went to the market I bumped into so much sparkling color fruit I had never seen before. Maracuyá,…

School-स्कूल

When, in 2018, I first set foot in a school in India I didn’t know that that was the place I was going to spend most of my time during the whole semester (as part of my Masters, I studied at Savitribai Phule Pune University for six months). My mother is a teacher and I…