Happy new year!
2017 has started in the best way possible for us: together!
For the occasion, we went to Davos (Switzerland) where a good friend of Ludovica hosted us in her apartment. Of course, we took advantage of the situation and brought also our snowboards to enjoy a few rides on the slopes.
After the day on the slopes, we returned home, where we changed our clothes and then headed out again for dinner and a little party with our friends in some clubs and bars around the town.
To finish it all perfectly we made the first day of this new year as relaxing ass possible by going to the SPA in town.
A light year in a night! This was the theme of this year biggest decorated Ball of Europe, to which we had the pleasure to participate last weekend.
For the occasion, we went to Zurich, wherein the main building of the Zurich’s institute of technology (ETH) the Ball took place.
It has been such a memorable experience to dance in the same place where the people have been studying for over 150 years and brilliant minds like Einstein, Ernst, Pauli and Ruzicka (all of which have won a Nobel price) have stepped their feet.
The Ball itself has a history of over 130 years, and it shows perfectly all of the experience by the cure of even the smallest detail. You really couldn’t tell that we were in what during the day is a School (and one of the best in the world actually). All the different rooms had concerts and shows throughout the night with close to no breaks. Also, there was a choice of many music genres for everybody’s taste.
An absolute dream come true! We can’t wait to see what next year’s theme will be!
The snow has already begun to fall in Switzerland and the Ski resorts are opening one after the other.
Since we started the season in Stubai already a month ago, we couldn’t wait to get our boards on our feet again. So last Sunday we went to Laax, one of our favorites resorts ever and the one where we probably spent most of our ski days in the last years.
Laax is also the first place we went snowboarding together 3 years ago, so it’s a special place for us. When we get there we always have the perfect combination of romance and thrill on one of the best snowpark in Switzerland for sure.
Winter is here, and we couldn’t be more happy about it!
Finally, the snow is starting to lay on top of the mountains, and we are once again able to do what we most love with it: Snowboarding!
This weekend we went to the Stubaier-Glätcher for the Season Opening event: Stubai Premiere! Here we had the opportunity to celebrate with a lot of other passionates.
Has soon as we heard a few days before that in Stubai there was such an event, with contests, parties, free boards and skis test, challenges and gifts we knew we had to go. We found a lovely family owned pension to sleep the two nights and put everything we needed in the car.
The pension turned out even better than expected: we had a wonderful view from our balcony, a large room with plenty of space and comfortable beds, a humongous breakfast and what matters the most: just a 15 min ride to the ski area.
After a quite long drive up to Neustift im Stubaital we spent the night sleeping in our beautiful room. Then, on Saturday morning, after a big and delicious breakfast, we moved to the ski area, where the real fun began.
As it was our first day of the season on the snow, we’ve got to say that it was quite destructive. Yet, we really enjoyed it and were really happy to test out next season gear from different brands.
The snow was awesome, incredibly good to be the first of the season, we found conditions that you usually find in January – February. A lot of natural, soft snow!
The best part of the weekend though is that we had to begin our season on a romantic weekend in the Alps, surrounded by the stunning colors that nature shows in autumn. We really couldn’t ask for a better start.
So here we are, back again and with a new website!
After our fabulous trip to Bali we couldn’t spend so much time together as I moved to Portugal for work while Duvi went back to school in Switzerland, we kept on really well and waited patiently to united again.
We had the possibility to spend a lot of time together in the last week and do some cool exploration in our wonderful country: Switzerland!
In the future we’ll be distant one from each other for some more time as I’ll go in Italy for work again. But we’ll try to keep up with this blog and upload some content when we’ll be back together doing some cool stuff.
So hit that “Follow” button down in the right corner and stay up to date with our adventures.
Duvi & Mau
Eccoci di nuovo, siamo tornati e con un nuovo sito!
Dopo il nostro favoloso viaggio a Bali purtroppo le nostre vite si sono allontante un po’ in quanto io sono partito per il Portogallo per lavoro mentre Duvi ha cominciato scuola qui in Svizzera, abbiamo quindi dovuto tener duro e aspettare pazientemente di essere di nuovo insieme.
Abbiamo avuto la possibilità di spendere tanto tempo insieme la scorsa settimana e esplorare un po’ la i dintorni nella nostra amata nazione: la Svizzera!
In futuro saremo ancora distanti per un po’ di tempo siccome io andrò in Italia sempre per lavoro. Comunque proveremo a aggiornare questo Blog con nuovi contenuti e condividere le nostre esperienze insieme.
Clicca quindi l’icona “Follow”nell’angolo in basso a destra e resta aggiornato sulle nostre avventure.
Duvi & Mau
Time to fly back home!
After spending the last morning in the Art Market in Ubud looking for the last souvenirs to bring back home, we took a taxi and headed to the airport.
We found a taxi driven by a really likable guy, who told us a little more of what it means to live in Bali and explained us how tourism is changing their life, a really interesting ride!
At the airport was time to say goodbye, at the kind taxi driver at first, but then also to Duvi. As we couldn’t find two tickets for the same flight back home we are flying separately. And because my flight was over Kuala Lumpur and Muscat, while hers was over Jakarta an Abu Dahbi we already had to split at the terminal.
See you soon sweetheart! I’ll talk back to you once we’re home.
Già ora di tornare a casa!
Dopo l’ultima mattina a girare nel mercato dell’arte di Ubud in cerca deglii ultimi ricordini da portare a casa, abbiamo preso un taxi e ci siamo diretti in aereoporto.
Abbiamo trovato un simpatico autista che ci ha raccontato ancora un po’ che cosa vuol dire vivere a Bali e come il turismo sta cambiando la loro vita, un viaggio molto interessante!
All”aereoporto era già tempo dei saluti, prima con il gentile autista, poi con Duvi. Siccome non siamo riusciti a trovare due biglietti per lo stesso volo torniamo a casa separati. E siccome il mio volo passa per Kuala Lumpur e Muscat mentre il suo da Jakarta e Abu Dahbi, abbiamo dovuto separarci già al terminal.
Ci vediamo presto amore mio!
Photo by Ludovica Mariani
Our last full day in Bali: we needed to do what we enjoyed doing here the most, so we headed South to Seminyak, at the beach!
Last day chilling at the beach, last day watching the perfect waves here and last day driving our beloved scooter!
To enjoy the day as much as we possibly could we went to “La Plancha“, a lovely beach bar and restaurant where we spent the whole afternoon, set our eyes on an enchanting sunset and then had dinner.
The perfect day to end our journey and keep the best memory possible of Bali.
Il nostro ultimo giorno a Bali: sentivamo il bisogno di fare ciò che più ci piace fare qui, così siamo andati a sud fino a Seminyak, in spiaggia!
Ultimo giorno di erlax in spiaggia, ultimo giorno a guardare queste onde perfette e ultimo giorno a girare con il nostro amato motorino!
Per apprezzare la giornata a pieno siamo andati a “La Plancha“, un simpatico ristorante/bar sulla spiaggia dove abbiamo passato il pomeriggio, ci siamo goduti uno stupendo tramonto e dove poi abbiamo cenato.
La giornata perfetta per chiudere il nostro viaggio e serbare il più bel ricordo possibile di Bali.