Venice!!

DSC_0278Venice was incredibly amazing than I had expected. Although I did my research with must-see places in this cannot-be-more-attractive city, for that moment, I could totally get why a millennial Harriet in “Welcome to my world” had been stubbornly saved this city for her entire life and called herself an armchair travel agent.

Everyone is different in varied ways, however the main character- Harriet who Miranda Dickinson created did successfully reflect any one of us.  There is always insecurity and fear to be alone, especially in an unfamiliar place.  Yet trust me, you will discover and understand yourself more when you truly get in touch with your self. Moreover, it is never pathetic to be alone, it is more likely to be an encouragement to open yourself with the world, people around you, talk to strangers along the trip, rather than focusing on your cellphone. Furthermore, you will be aware of treasuring the moments with the right persons, friends and family. If we are willing to let ourselves be understood and openly to the difference, it could be a solution to horrible menace such as terrorists.

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If someone said traveling is about finding and getting in touch with yourself, it’s also creating and discovering a new you. I would not have known the other side of me. Besides, it helps you get a clear picture what you want, why are you doing what you do, more perhaps brutally honest reflection: D 

12647438_960430297360620_6194403584592152664_n_FotorFor me, Venice was more than a just a trip, it was a huge step to self-discovery in my personal life as well as my goals, I don’t want just let my 20s be and go or wait cluelessly for the ambiguity.  I do understand why Harried  who always want to save her most-wanted destination Venice for the love of her life, this makes me feel even more gracious when I wasn’t like her, I chose to be here even with myself. Resultantly, I was as happy as I have been in my life. The opposite of Harriet, Alex was completely right “if you think about things too much, you would never do anything or go anywhere”, “would you rather along a gorgeous palm fringed beach somewhere or reading about it?” By chance, I could lay this special piece of reading where it truly belongs to.

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Everything was sort into place easily with travelling around by Water-bus ( I bought the ticket for 24 hours around 30 euro) or more exclusively you can try  ” water taxi” or royally-looking “gondola” . Literally all transportation on water and there is no “normal vehicle” in this adorable city even ambulance.

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The ear-worm ” whatever I am in Venice” was automatically playing in my head , which makes always smile and greatly content on every step I took. My mind was freely flying around wherever it wants. I could enjoy the feeling of cheerful sunshine as summer in day time and a bit of chill of winter in Venice in the middle of January.

It was a low season in the middle of January, tourists were less then usually, nevertheless, it was about to Venice Carnival and it is Venice, so don’t expect price would go down more. Also be careful with service fee in some restaurants, but it will be a worthy experience of mischievously Italian style 😉    I was pampered by the charm of Venice as well as the Italian amazing dishes

 

 

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Especially you would love to try your navigation skills by going without google map or GPS instead of just paper map. It feels to some extent I  was aware where I was heading to but not exactly the details.  Perhaps I should have been turning right instead of left to get the destination quicker, but I was self satisfied with whatever my choice, sooner or later the arrival would be reached anyway.

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Just imagine there were no routes on the earth, they have been created merely by people’s footsteps.

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A Normal Day…

Once upon a time, there would be a normal day as today….I know the least favourable thing ever is to be normal and predictable, however everything can be spiced up in the way you’d never expected…

Here is how my normal day was begun….

Less positively, nothing seems to be done from the to-do list.

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Seriously, too Impressed!

Took the train to the class in Hjorring, then happened to know the class had been cancelled when I had just arrived ( a pretty day!!)

It was warmly sunshine yesterday, which was tempting to believe Miss Spring is actually coming in town. Yet today is just another cloudy day in Northern Denmark :/

A day like this, you must have heard of “happy pills” . I think here you can them here legally!!  surpriseddddd

 

More positively, there was a package of surprise by small talks and engaging conversations with everyone. And definitely, everyone has something valuable to learn from.

 

I was really amazed to have been told about the Bulgarian tradition of giving each other red -and -white bracelet “martenitsi” on the 1st of March. Red and white represent for health and pure happiness respectively. It should be worn until you see the swallow or stork, which reminds of spring time. Then it can be taken out and put on the branch of a tree, which is blooming preferably.

 

And just say cheese! Smile genuinely because why not?  😀224680_986994291370887_1299564621103494571_n

Bonus: a perfect Ted talk by Celeste Headlee to kill my time on the train

http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/How-to-Have-a-Good-Conversation;

I was pretty much inspired by her brilliantly witty talk, it was entertaining yet useful learning  ( p.s: if only all teachers could give speech like this, student life would be totally fantastic)

P.s 1: It’s a normal day and everything’s happened randomly, so I am fully aware of its bewilderment 😛

p.s 2: Just by chance know that this normal day is Saint Patrick’s day!

What if Dutch and Danes had a competition?

Both countries have happened to be my favourite ever. Both are kindly warmhearted and happy to have them around. There are some similarities and difference that are so incredibly noteworthy. I have just moved to Denmark recently for my study exchange, so dear my Duchies don’t worry I am not going to be really a fickle fan of the Danes (although it might not be easy…:D)

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The Danes definitely win the Dutch over in terms of their flag. It seems to me the Danes do  show affection to their flag in a greater extent then the Dutch, they even put it in their birthday cake. Sorry my Dutchies, I just did not have chance to see your national flag on your birthday cake, but you do have awesome apple tart though: D

It is interesting fact that if in Dutch we have gezellig in Danish we do have hyggelig 😀 I bet you know what I meant 😉 Omg still I have to say how could you guys together have a common ground on liquorice, the salty sweet candy? It changed the whole concept of sweet candy ever. If Dutch is so polite with alsjeblieft (as you wish or please)) all the time, don’t be surprise, Danish are just so straightforward, there is no such a word like that: D

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I have to be honest, I could not give any favourable points for the weather especially now, both do have a lot of wind, chilliness and not enough sun time. More than often it is dark, which is surprisingly demotivated. Yet I guess coffee does help since both are in top ten countries in the world that consumes high level of coffee per capita.

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Although you do have your ID card or passport, in each country, you need a social number for registration in the national system as BSN and CPR respectively in the Netherlands and Denmark. It is more interesting to notice that the first six numbers of the Danes’s ones are actually your birthday (ddmmyy), so folks you should not even think of cheating about your age (why would people lie about that anyway)

Another confession: I am not a fan of the Dutch railway NS. However, I do enjoy the train DSB in Denmark in many ways.

I am not even trying to equalize countries’ pros and cons, I have enjoying both immensely P.s: this article is just my own opinion based on the experience I have gotten in these two countries; I am fully aware of my bias since the living-time difference that I have lived in each of them.

http://sax.nu/blog/681832/What_if_the_Dutch_and_Danes_had_a_competition

about me!

hey there!

You can call me Galaxy because Nganha my name has the same meaning in English ( if it’s easier for you to pronounce or remember). I had thought perhaps Samsung should have asked for taking my name as their product’s name by the way 😀

I am an undergraduate studying far from my homeland. Wondering how far is it? Just oversea, around 13.35 hours flight or so ^^ at this point. ( Google has said so 😉

Why have I made this blog? Because ” people work on thing to stay together, you will end it alone without sharing”.  I want to have a community that people could share, useful stuff, so I think it would not be a bad idea to just throw my considered thoughts  and experience I want to share here. Then when someone wants to know something, just ask Google, it will automatically appear somehow.

I love to read, but also to write here and there, now and then

I love movies but music is irreplaceable either

I love to talk, but also to listen to “worthy persons”

I love to eat, but sometimes to try to cook ( work-in-progress ;))  p.s: just research ” baking” could sweep your stress out

I love to travel, but also enjoy my “moment” city

I love sunshine, but snowy scene is also charming

I love myself, but also everyone ( at least I try) 😀

aah I love languages just as much as chocolate as well

I am wide open to your constructive comments!

Cheers!