Mar del Plata City

Mar del Plata City

jueves, 30 de noviembre de 2017

Uff que texto espectacular

*Imperdible mensaje del Papa

"Puedes tener
defectos, estar ansioso y vivir irritado algunas veces, pero no te olvides que tu vida es la mayor empresa del mundo.

Sólo tu puedes evitar que ella vaya en decadencia.
Hay muchos que te aprecian, admiran y te quieren.

Me gustaría que recordaras que ser feliz, no es tener un cielo sin tempestades, camino sin accidentes, trabajos sin cansancio, relaciones sin decepciones.

Ser feliz es encontrar fuerza en el perdón, esperanza en las batallas, seguridad en el palco del miedo, amor en los desencuentros.

Ser feliz no es sólo valorizar la sonrisa, sino también reflexionar sobre la tristeza.

No es apenas conmemorar el éxito, sino aprender lecciones en los fracasos.

No es apenas tener alegría con los aplausos, sino tener alegría en el anonimato.

Ser feliz es reconocer que vale la pena vivir la vida, a pesar de todos los desafíos, incomprensiones, y períodos de crisis.

Ser feliz no es una fatalidad del destino, sino una conquista para quien sabe viajar para adentro de su propio ser.

Ser feliz es dejar de ser víctima de los problemas y volverse actor de la propia historia.

Es atravesar desiertos fuera de si, mas ser capaz de encontrar un oasis en lo recóndito de nuestra alma.

Es agradecer a Dios cada mañana por el milagro de la vida.

Ser feliz es no tener miedo de los propios sentimientos.Es saber hablar de si mismo.
Es tener coraje para oír un "no".

Es tener seguridad para recibir una crítica, aunque sea injusta.

Es besar a los hijos, mimar a los padres, tener momentos poéticos con los amigos, aunque ellos nos hieran.

Ser feliz es dejar vivir a la criatura libre, alegre y simple, que vive dentro de cada uno de nosotros.

Es tener madurez para decir *'me equivoqué'*.
Es tener la osadía para decir *'perdóname'*.

Es tener sensibilidad para expresar *'te necesito'*.

Es tener capacidad de decir *'te amo'*.

Que tu vida se vuelva un jardín de oportunidades para ser feliz...

Que en tus primaveras seas amante de la alegría.

Que en tus inviernos seas amigo de la sabiduría.

Y que cuando te equivoques en el camino, comiences todo de nuevo.

Pues así serás más apasionado por la vida.

Y descubrirás que ser feliz no es tener una vida perfecta, si no usar las lágrimas para regar la tolerancia;
Usar las pérdidas para refinar la paciencia;
Usar las fallas para esculpir la serenidad;
Usar el dolor para lapidar el placer;
Usar los obstáculos para abrir las ventanas de la inteligencia.

Jamás desistas....
Jamás desistas de las personas que amas.
Jamás desistas de ser feliz, pues la vida es un espectáculo imperdible!"

miércoles, 29 de noviembre de 2017

Visiting Carol in Porto Alegre, Brasil

This time I am into writing about my trip to Porto Alegre, Brasil in October. I’ve been there for almost five days and stayed at Carol’s house. Carol is a lovely young woman I met in Dublin and became friends. We were classmates for only two weeks, but we were part of the party goers group and started to go out together, travel and do quite a lot of stuff too (eg: we went to Liverpool the both of us, I did post about it a while ago).
The thing is, after we realized we had a connection and enjoyed so much our trip to Liverpool, specially for The Beatles tours and museums, we always shared stuff about music.

One day, in May I think, she writes me to tell me Paul McCartney was going to play in Porto in October and I was more than welcome to stay at her house. At first I thank her for the tempting invitation but I was completely sure I wouldn’t be able to go. 
After two weeks I decided that chance would never be repeated. Paul is old, Carol is constantly moving and that was a great opportunity to travel to Brasil and visit her place too, so the next thing I did was to book the flights.
I traveled with Gol which I find a great company and nothing could have been better since I sat on my seat.
Porto Alegre is a very cozy place. The weather was great though it rained a bit, but I was freezing in Mar del Plata at that time, so I enjoyed it. The city is nice, looks like a place where thousands of people call home. I loved the fact that is not touristic, I literally went to see people in their everyday life: going to work, jogging, going home, buying... 

First day was Thursday and I met Carol’s family who are absolutely adorable people who spoiled me a lot in my stay and were super cute and caring. At night, Carol and I went to a thematic bar called ‘Spoiler’ about popular Tv Shows with real spoilers all over the place. It was way cool and the drinks were amazing, as well as the food. I had so much fan talking with her, putting each other up with our lives. Again, I have to say how much I loved that the bar and the streets were full of locals having fan with friends as any other Thursday of their year. 

Next day, Friday, was the big concert day. I was so fucking excited the hole day I just can’t explain in words. The Beatles is my favorite band. I seriously hear them a lot and apart from that, some of their songs have personal meaning to me, eg. my mom is a huge fan too and sang Michelle to me when I was a baby, and because my dad was dj when young, he more than once told me about how people got crazy dancing their music back in the seventies.
So watching Sir Paul live was an experience I treasure so much! Carol and I couldn’t stop singing and dancing for almost three hours. He played 38 songs, unbelievable but true and interacted with the audience speaking in Portuguese, he’s such a cutie.
Saturday was a tour around the centre day. We walked, ate local food (which I love to do), visited museums and typical main attractions of course. Carol’s father is a great artist and he was part of refurbishing the Government palace, which I found outstanding by watching such a Portuguese building with those details and colors, so original and beautiful.
At night of course, we went to party to a pub which was crowded from 7pm (that’s early in SouthAmerica) and had a Samba band playing for two hours and Goshhhh it was so good! I had the best strawberry caipirinha there and met Carol’s friend, all pretty lovely. Next, we went to a disco to move the hips.
Sunday was another great day. Carol’s family took me to Gramado, a very touristic place in the South of Brasil known for the German style of the town. It has a lot of chocolate shops (hell of good chocolate) and adorable architecture, the gothic cathedral was a huge surprise to me. We had an amazing typical lunch too and walked, it was really crowded with Brazilians, because the day was sunny bright. We also went to Canela, another town with a natural park with waterfalls. So my day was filled with nature and culture, couldn’t have been better. 
Monday I decided to go to Torres, a city by the coast, because Carol had to work. Five hours by bus and not really a good idea. That place I thought would have more tourists, was empty. It was sunny and hot but very windy, so nobody went to the beach. I just walked by the shore and get to know Torres, but that’s all. I really felt a bit out of the bubble there. Anyway, at night Carol and I went to a restaurant with funny phrases on the wall which I couldn’t stop reading and laughing about the whole dinner. I love to read and speak Portuguese! The food was again fantastic. 
Tuesday was my last day, I took a bus tour in the morning around the outskirts of Porto Alegre and I got to see the neighborhoods and the lagoon beach.
All in all, my trip was way better than I expected and that is everything to me. Carol’s hospitality made me feel part of the family and I adored that. 

viernes, 6 de octubre de 2017

Wellness

I love and enjoy reading blogs of travelers and today I read some amazingly true facts. A newyorker woman, Annie Daly, wrote in a webpage called SELF about "Traveling the world taught me that I was doing wellness all wrong." [link: https://www.self.com/story/wellness-lessons-from-abroad?mbid=social_cp_facebook_cnt]. 

This article is great to read and reminds me that there is a certain huge truth in everything Annie says. Doesn´t matter where we live, e.g. I live in Argentina, we all do different activities that we and only we consider "wellness." It is, I think, an extraordinary topic to study and experience different cities, people, culture, and what they call wellness is just... wow I find it so interesting! Because I believe that wellness is a good part of the essence of a human being and so subjective at the same time.
Getting inspired is so reconforting for me. As I was reading the article I immediately thought I wanted to write about it. I felt every moment Annie had in Croatia, Jamaica and Perú. Though I haven´t been in these countries, they are very part of my list. 
From my experience, I just love to hear what people have to say, to watch what people "normally" do for them, but for me is so strange, fascinating, different... And of course, when I capture a rutine I find extraordinary, I think of all the possibilities I have to incorpore it in my every day life. 
For example, before my year abroad Europe, I spent loads of money in things that now I would never do. It is crazy how easy is now for me to save. And that is because my goal is to travel as much as I can. I keep having dinner with friends, I keep going to the sea cost and enjoy sunny days, I keep singing at home with the music out loud, or at the car with the radio on. I keep training and playing field hockey four times a week. I keep doing pretty much everything I have always done, but now I am saving money. 
I am now fond into reading, playing sports, listening to a big variety of good music, attending to music concerts, having a quality time with family and traveling accompanied or on my own (which is never alone).
The truth is, that all those cliché phrases you can find on the internet, in books, in kitchen signs and cups about life and traveling, they are hell right. You do have to go for it, you do have to break your fears, you do have to read as much books as you can, you do have to smile a lot, or pray to God every morning. And not because someone says so, but because I find real peace and satisfaction when I put these "cheesy phrases" into practice.
This new me, Is quite similar as my always me, but quite different too. That is because Traveling changes us. We now have a completely different sight of the world but also of our city, our family, our souls. 
I leave with a good cheesy phrase for y´all


Resultado de imagen para cheesy phrase trust yourself



viernes, 22 de septiembre de 2017

Traveling

Today I want to write about what I think of traveling.
I am at home for ten months now and I am having a big need of going somewhere else, anywhere, just not here. Last year I was constantly discovering new places and that became part of me. It seems to me that this year I am too attached to one place, as I've always been. But me, I'm not the same I was a year and a half before.
Argentina, where I live has an extremely difficult economy to allow us (citizens) to travel. Moreover, distances are huge. In my country we have thousands of natural places that are marvelous and breathless, but the truth is only a ten percent of the population can visit them every year. Most of us, spend a very long time saving money just to visit one attraction, or natural park, or city...
I love my country, I love my land, I love my people with the good and the very bad. I just only wish  we could travel more. Finding, learning, getting surprised, admiring, leaving pieces of my heart in different corners of the world , I find that this what fulfills me.
Looking at photos, reading my traveling notes, having sporadic memories, keep me alive. I just wish I could travel more. Even though I know I travel way more than the average here in Argentina. I appreciate this so much, that I can't have enough.
I am fond of searching on the internet about Tourism, I even study about Tourism every day (three subjects currently), I love love love reading travelers blogs. Oh how they inspire me! And music? Oh grand music about places, moments with people we treasure, and with lyrics that make us a better human.



"La Quinta" my grandparent's house-farm in Corrientes, Argentina.





Mar Del Plata, Argentina (where I live)






sábado, 16 de septiembre de 2017

Long time no post

Just wanted to write that I am having a great time in life. I am studying to get a higher degree in Tourism, which luckily will take me two more years, I am playing field hockey which is a sport, a therapy and a passion I have since I am nine  years old. I am planning and planning and achieving goals which is exactly what fills my heart.
One month from today I will be flying to Brasil to spend five days with Carol, a friend God put in my way when living in Dublin. 
We traveled together to Liverpool and was amazing. As she knew Paul McCartney was going to play in Porto Alegre this October, she immediately noticed me and invited me to go visit her. I remember that at first I was convinced it wouldn't be possible because of money issues, but one month later I realized it was a genuine hell yeah I'm going to watch Paul live!


'Till the next post ❤️ 



FUCK WAR! ☮️

lunes, 19 de junio de 2017

-Fragmento de pensamientos al mes de vivir en Dublin-

04/03/2016

No me importa el peligro. Quiero viajar.
Nací mujer y estoy orgullosa de serlo. Quiero experimentar.
Quiero estudiar el resto de mi vida de libros, videos, páginas web, charlas, acontecimientos culturales, obras teatrales, música, asados, salidas espontaneas, de personas, de lugares, de escuchar.
Arriesgar es ganar. No voy a arriesgar vivir, por el qué dirán, qué sospecharán, qué podría pasar.
Perdí una amiga a una edad muy joven, y ella vivía, vivía alegre, tenía proyectos. Yo también los tengo, y quiero conocer, quiero aprender, quiero ser. Hasta el día que Dios me lo permita.
Estoy harta de la presión social. Me cansé de preocuparme al estar pendiente si los demás me juzgarán. Soy mujer. Soy Técnica en Turismo. Soy fanática de la música, del deporte, de entrar en las ciudades, en los parques naturales, entrar en un ecosistema diferente, contagiarme de risas locales o extranjeras, saborear nuevos platos de comida, y más.
Me gustaría vivir lo que sueño. Y lo vivo. Estoy soñando, por favor no me despierten. Viajar cura discriminaciones, malos preceptos, prejuicios. Ponerse en el lugar del otro es lo que nos hace humanos. Para ponernos en su lugar, tenemos que saber lo que les gusta, en lo que son buenos, su día a día. Para esto, tenemos que pasar tiempo con ellos. Sí, hoy el tiempo no alcanza, por eso hay que planear.
Tengo muchos planes. Los objetivos tienen paradas, las paradas tienen un rumbo que seguir, un itinerario que sin planificación no tienen sentido.
Caminar por caminar es necesario de vez en cuando. Sin embargo, si voy a recorrer ciudades, pueblos, pueblitos, extensiones de tierra, de agua, de aire, necesito saber por qué voy, qué me empuja a ir.
Descubrir por qué disfrutamos el viajar, es como intentar entender cada reacción humana ante una misma situación. Disfrutar no tiene lógica, porque cada uno lo vivimos de una manera diferente, porque, aunque sea en un mismo momento, las mismas horas compartidas, haciendo lo mismo, el ojo tiene un pasado en el que respaldarse, tiene una mente en la que transformar la realidad.
Es algo tan hermoso y sorprendente saber que todos somos distintos. A veces parezco lunática, porque cuando alguien habla de viajes, experiencias, opiniones, abro mis oídos, mis pensamientos y hasta la boca, porque entiendo que todos tenemos algo que demostrar, todos queremos contar nuestro punto de vista. Ya si están equivocados o no, lo descubriré por mi cuenta más adelante, pero mientras, ¡Qué lindo es descubrir algo nuevo mientras otro lo cuenta, mientras expresa con su cuerpo lo terrible que fue caminar por esa plaza, o lo fascinante que es entrar al castillo, o la calma que lo inundó al sentarse al lado del arroyo y escuchar los pájaros!

Sí, el miedo existe, pero se vive mejor haciendo de cuenta que no está ahí. A veces, evadir la realidad es necesaria, mientras sea para cumplir mis deseos, lo seguiré haciendo. Yo creo en Dios, porque me demuestra día a día que él está para hacerme sonreír y llorar de felicidad, muchas veces ambas a la vez. Es tan enorme, que resuelve todo sin que yo tenga tiempo de preocuparme. Por eso, hace un rato decidí no gastar tiempo en miedos, para qué, tengo a Dios conmigo.