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Memories about nice random people I’ve met.

I got on the bus after a long day at work. The man next to me was animatedly discussing with the passenger seated in front of us. They were talking about police attitude and behaviours in the UK. The guy on the front…


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One year and a half into this pandemic and here I am doing a wrap-up of all the books I’ve read during these past months.

Also, this channel has been quite silent lately — writing somewhere else, looking for a new job, new ideas…you know?! …


Today I’m going to interview M. about her past experiences far from home. It will be one of a series of articles where we will hear from other birdies scattered around the world. Let’s go!

China. Lanterns in Yangshuo in Guilin, Guangxi © All rights to the interviewee

Hello, fellow birdie! Where do you currently live?

I’m currently at home in Gran Canaria…


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I was recently scrolling my Instagram feed when a sentence caught my eye. It said, “books shape the way we see the world.”

As a bookish person, as well as somebody who loses herself in seemingly pointless reasonings, I stopped and thought about it. Is it true? …


I emigrated by choice. I made a conscious decision to leave my home country. I was not forced to go: no war, no natural disaster, no dictatorship made leaving the only chance to survive. This is also the reason why I may define myself as “expat” rather than “migrant”. Don’t…


When you think about living abroad, one of the first things that come to your mind is the linguistic aspect. In most cases, moving abroad means moving to a place where they speak a different language. …


Today, I want to talk about a different topic — a film!

Bicycle Thieves (original title Ladri di Biciclette) by Vittorio De Sica. This film was first released in Italy in 1948 and it is part of a movement called Neorealism.

What is Neorealism about? These films depict the hardships…


Kyleakin, Isle of Skye. © Medea Santonocito

I decided to write a different kind of article to tell you what I like about Scotland. It’s different because it’s a list. The result of a genuine, spontaneous, and random association of ideas. It’s a mix of symbols, material elements, and images evoked by personal memories. Also, as a…


“Why have you decided to go and live abroad?”

Hah! Good one.
It was not an easy nor obvious choice at the beginning. I was afraid of leaving my comfort zone — that is my family, my friends, my hometown, and my habits. …


No doubt the current pandemic will end up on the history books. We are living through something ‘bigger than us’ — I would say. Something nobody really expected and against which one feels helpless. Our lives have been messed up and societies around the world have come to a halt.

Sharing for future historians

Medea S

Italian in Scotland. On this channel, you’ll find personal thoughts, articles about history and cultural heritage. And maybe about books and films.

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