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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

mi sono innamorato Italiano

As I sit in this cozy hotel room and peep outside the huge window of my room enjoying the Spring in Italy, I am very very much tempted to write about things I see and am experiencing here. So here you go with a peak a boo into my life.

Italy in my view is very much like India, by which I mean people mannerism is very similar to that of Indians with few notable changes. And all these I should tell you guys more from how I experienced it...

Greeting
People greet to every one they see face to face, a smile and Bonjourno(Good Day) you will get it for free from everyone you meet as you step outside, I loved it, I have smiled to each and everyone here.
But then when they meet people they know usually a hand shake and a kiss on cheek is exchanged. wah ;) i was so thrilled when a Man and woman did it in public(Proper Indian in me was awake) but after a little while I understood the same is done between the same gender as well... hmmm no comment!

Airports\Bus Stops\Train Stations\Metro Stations
Place:
Its just too easy to follow maps and reach places, bus\trains come bang on time if not proper details are put up on board. So its very easy to reach your destination(hmmm remember this is a land where people dont speak English, just imagine getting lost here. Sign language is all you have!!!)
And few places are neat and few are littered with cigarrate buds and wafer covers, as i walked through it I really thought for the huge population in India we are still ok to be that much littered. Not like i am justifying but I think with proper education even India could be very clean.
People:
Oh My god, I have heard all through out my life that women speak more and women speak non stop, for people who still think this is a fact please pack your bag and come to Italy. Men talk non stop to fellow men, with all possible expressions, sound modifications and big laughter sighhhhhhhhh and least they care about others around or the place they are in !!!! Oh and women yes they do talk but more busy in picking cosmetics from their Gucci\LV\Prada\D&G handbags and getting dressed up!!!!But then they very very helpful and are really friendly like people back home.

Histrory\Culture 

Italy is very rich in History for its Roman civilization which we all have studied and I tried hard to mug it up in my middle school Social Studies! But the best thing is they have Preserved it very very well and Places  I visited like Rome and Venice are very tourist friendly and you will really want to come back again and enjoy the same place more.Our India is also very very similar isnt it? we are so rich in our Culture and history and you will never have enough of India and Indians.(Is it only Biased me speaking? or do you all feel the same too?)

Food
Variety is the spice of life here! people are very foody and have very good taste for Food and wine. Beautiful food every where if you are non vegetarian ah its heaven for you... name a meat you get it here.Again very similar to India isnt it???

Fashion
Oh my...I just can tell and finish about the fashion sense of people here every single person is dressed so well, you will be dumb fold seeing Men and Women, in their beautiful Jackets, Scarfs, hats, gloves, Sun glasses, shoes and awesome Make up. And Men and women are very pretty and very tall here. I being the shortest creature I got neck pain because of continuous observation( you can call it staring :P, oh but I cant stop doing it...) But alas unlike India, you will feel really out of the space if u are not dressed well! people really give a bad stare at you if you are not dress according to the place! sighhhh

Hmmm so many more things i can keep writing... But i guess thats enough for you to have a glimpse of life in Italy. And also to know that I am missing India...
But I must admit that mi sono innamorato Italiano, :) meaning I fell in love with Italy.





14 comments:

Ranjana said...

Even I fell in love with the fashion brands :)

Jenny said...

Wonderfully described Ramya!

The best part I like about european countires is, people are very friendly even to strangers. and greet everybody with a smile.

And clothes and avg hieght! I so agree. This makes me want to write a post on my exp in London!

Lovely clips, and i like the blue tshirt and lavender scraf(i think it was that color) of yours :-))

Keep it coming :-)

Ramya said...

@Ranjana :D hahaha I agree

@Jenny: Thanks :D for quick review on my post. And plssssssss pen it soon waiting to read your experience as well.

Ramya said...

@Jenny: oops I forgot to thank you for complimenting my dress ;) yes it is :D the color u have mentioned :D

Sujatha Sathya said...

ayyo hottey uree ri !! :D

howdu...yaake mini size photos hakidira? nimmanna full admire madakkagalilla :(

Ramya said...

@Sujatha: LOL :D Aythu ivathige mugithu nanna :D trip so no more hotte urri for u :D lol..

Facebook alli idre add madkoli namma yella avatara saaku saaku ano ashtu nodabohudu Ramya Parameswaran anta u can search btw I tried searching u coudlnt find u :(

Prashanth said...

ನನ್ ಜೀವನದಲ್ಲಿ Italy ಗೆ ಹೋಗೋ ಅವಕಾಶ ಸಿಗುತ್ತೋ ಇಲ್ವೋ ಗೊತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ.. ಆದ್ರೆ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಈ ಬರೆಹ ಓದಿ ತುಂಬಾ ಖುಷಿ ಆಯ್ತು. ಛಾಯಾಚಿತ್ರಗಳಂತೂ ಸೂಪರ್.. ಛಾಯಾಗ್ರಹಕರಿಗೊಂದು Gold Medal ಕೊಡ್ಬೇಕು :o)

Ramya said...

Prashant :D thanks a lot, Kanditi hogtiri anta chance sike siguthe :D

;) Photographer ge naane gold medal ;) yenanthiri

gopinath said...

Hi. I started reading your blog first time today. I saw sujathasatya comment that she reads ur blogs since long. So thought to see what u write. Tks for a small but nice blog on Italy . Liked it. Will read some of your blogs to know more about your adventures. Enjoy Italy .

Ramya said...

@Gopinath: Thanks a lot for dropping in :) I just scribble things whatever I feel and think about :).
And Sujatha, sahana, prashanth have been my readers all the time :D

Thanks for dropping in, keep encouraging.

santhu said...

ಸೂಪರ್ರ್... ಆಗಿದೆ:)
ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿ ಬರೆದಿದ್ದೀರ.
ಇಟಲಿನ ಕಣ್ಣಾರೆ ನೋಡಿದ್ವಿ ಅನ್ನಿಸ್ತು.
ಈ ಸಲ ಬಹುಶಃ ನಾವು ಕೂಡ ಅಲ್ಲಿಗೆ ಹೋಗಬಹುದು.

Ramya said...

Awesome Santhu, Kandita hogi dont miss it, its awesome.

Please do call me or mail me ;) for more assistance on touring there lol

Rahul Bhatia said...

Beautiful post which brought back memories of my trip to Italy. One thing in common with India, is incidence of petty thefts, for which one has to guard against:)

Ramya said...

@Rahul Bhatia: Welcome to Chittrana...
:) thanks for your encouragement, Yeah thats very true I just dint want to put the negative on blog about both the country, that too when i was sitting there and posting lol :D dint want to be jailed

actually there is a saying "If u have been to rome and not been robbed you have not been to rome"

:) thanks for dropping in...