I am often in Spain for business reasons and even at client meetings, once the core topic is over, it is pretty usual to start talking about football – and staying up to date with the Spanish league is a must! discussion may even slide towards female beauty…. then my Italian background kicks in.
In september 2013 young people started protesting in the streets against a gold mine exploitation which apart from being the biggest ecological disaster in Europe, it brings no economical advantage to our country. We’ve been out in the streets every day for 2 weeks ignored by the mainstream media and politicians. As they delayed the project now we are marching every weekend until this will be completely cancelled ( not only in Romania but also abroad). It has been the hottest subject of the year maybe for a very long time, and you can hear people everywhere now talking about it: streets, buses, cafes, internet and even TV .
Brazilians love talking about food for sure! When people socialise, at some point the conversation will take the ‘food direction’: their likes and dislikes, what is good for you, and what is not good, where is a good place to find good food, (a restaurant, a market, etc), how to cook something, recipes, and so on. Brazilians not only eat a lot, and well, but cuisine is national pride – amongst others!
This photo was taken on the streets of Manaus (Amazon State). A wheelbarrow is indeed a practical and efficient way of displaying and carrying what you’re selling, so why not use it as mobile market stall?
I am a coffee and book lover and they go very well together. Plus they are a good subject of conversation in any kind of circumstances.
Roy Lichtenstein at the Pompidou museum right now.