Where to go?

¨No viajamos para escapar de la vida, viajamos para que la vida no se nos escape.¨ Aunque tal vez ahora no sea el mejor momento para emprender una nueva aventura y viajar a otro rincón del mundo, aprovechemos este tiempo para soñar desde nuestro sofá con nuevos lugares y viajes.

En mi nueva sección, Where to go , podrás encontrar algunos de los lugares más interesantes y singulares del mundo recomendados por gente de cada país ( nativos o que hayan residido en ese lugar).

Espero que estas entradas te sirvan de inspiración a la hora de marcar en el mapa tu próximo destino. Y, si ya tienes tu lista de sitios en los que no has estado, puedas incluir alguno de los rincones imprescindibles que ver cuando visites estos países.

“We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us.” Although now is not the time to set out and adventure and go on a trip to another corner of the world, let’s take advantage of this time to dream of new places and trips from our couch.

In my new section, Where to go, you will find some of the most interesting and unique places in the world recommended by people from each country (native or who have lived there for a while).

I hope these posts inspire you when you choose your next destination on the map. And, if you already have your list of places that you have never been, you could add some of the most singular places to see when you visit these countries.

STAY TUNED!

Ángela Serrano

Stuck in iso with an Aussie sheila

G’DAY, COBBERS!
It has been more than 10 days since the first day of the isolation due the ‘Corona Virus’ and I am already feeling like a koala. First reason, I am spending this quarantine with my Aussie sheila housemate. Second reason, I stopped being a gleeful weekend traveler but, no worries, heaps of series to watch, Aussie words to learn, workouts to do, so I am not afraid about the possibility of become a bludger.


WHAT DO YOU RECKON?

‘There’s always a joker, that’s the rule… But fate deals the hand and I see…The joker is meeeeeeee’. That’s the soundtrack of our mornings since birds are in quarantine too. Oh wait, do I say morning? Waking up at 12 am should be considered an arvo awakening.

Joining this Aussie sheila for brekkie with some delicious choccy biccy’s, while watching ‘Kath & Kim’ , trying to evade ourselves of this reality that we haven’t chosen to live. Our minds should be in panic like the others, afraid about the idea of being crook in this foreign country but, despite this situation, we need to smile at life everyday… Otherwise, this situation freaks us out.

While I am dreaming of living the Australian experience or at least, being on a beach wearing a nice cozzie, I think she would like to go back home to a goon fortune game or a barbie with friends outside this flat, in the bush … This idea sounds absolutely bloody great to me.
Dreaming aside, I could never imagine the day that going to the grocery store would be the highlight of my day… When we walk through streets that are not Choc – a – block, trying to avoid the Cops, I feel like a teenager wagging high school. Dressed up like a dag, we go into the empty supermarket and we feel devo.

CRICKEY! Where is all the dunny roll? Hopefully, we already have all the sanitary material that we need at home so we don’t need to spend our hard earned bucks ($) to keep up with the panic buyers. So, we just buy a pair of thongs, so we can spend our isolation dreaming we can bail on this isolation and head home.


But alas we head back to our prison – I mean flat – and we start to sing heaps of musical songs to pass the time. I am trying to do my best and smash in this karaoke party but sometimes I find myself losing in the lyrics. But, no matters if it will rain, as I guess we are not going to need the brolly for a while… Time is ticking away…Hopefully we can resurface before Chrissie.

ON YA SONYA!

GLOSARY OF THE AUSTRALIAN SLANG WORDS
*What do you reckon? > You think so?
*Arvo > Afternoon
*Bail > Leave, cancel plans
*Barbie > Barbacue
*Bludger > Lazy person
*Brekky > Breakfast
*Buck > Dollar
*Bloody great > Really great
*Brolly > Umbrella
*Choc – a – block > Full
*Choccy biccy > chocolate biscuit
*Cobber > Friend
*Chrissie > Christmas
*Cozzie > Swimsuit
*Cop > Police
*Crickey! > Surprised (expression)

*To be crook > Sick, unwell
*Drongo, Galah, Dag > Silly
*Devo > Devasted
*Dunny roll > Toilet roll
*G’ Day! > Hello!
*Goon fortune > Australian game with wine plastic bags
*Heaps > A lot, many, much
*On Ya Sonya > What an idiot!
*Sheila > woman, girl

*To wag (to school) > to lie to not go to school / not going to school
*Thongs > Flip flops
*The bush > outback, countryside

Ángela Serrano

*Many thanks to Trish Hayden, my Aussie sheila and partner in crime*

On My Way

Haz que cada día cuente…

“On My Way” es un proyecto personal de fotoperiodismo que comprende los dos aspectos que más me gustan de Periodismo y Comunicación Audiovisual: Entrevista y fotografía.

A través de imágenes y pequeños textos en una cuenta Instagram, comparto historias y proyectos de la gente que voy conociendo en mi día a día. Podéis seguir las historias en esta cuenta de Instagram: @onmyway_stories . Y, a partir de las siguientes semanas, podréis encontrar también las historias en este blog, en la categoría ´On My Way Project´.

¿Qué hay de ti? ¿Cuál es tu historia?

Make each day count…

‘On My Way’ is a personal photojournalism project that includes the two aspects that I like most about Journalism and Audiovisual Communication: Interview and Photography. Through images and small texts in an Instagram account , I share people’s projects and stories. From the next weeks, I will be reposting people´s stories of Instagram in this blog in the ´On My Way ´ category of the landing page.

And, what about you? What is your story?

Ángela Serrano

Irene Arroyo, de la sincronizada al waterpolo


La pasión por el agua que tiene la madrileña Irene Arroyo es indiscutible. Sus pinitos en el mundo acuático fueron los mismos que cualquier otra niña que no son más que apuntarse a una piscina a aprender a nadar. Pero lo más llamativo en Irene es que tras pasar sus mejores años como sincro, decidió apostar por el waterpolo como guardameta.

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Welcome to Decathlon Brighton Team!

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Hace poco más de un mes que dejé mi ciudad para empezar una nueva vida en tierras inglesas. Mientras me despedía por el momento de todo aquello que me acompañaba en mi día a día, llenaba la maleta de ilusiones y ganas de llevar a cabo un nuevo proyecto como Swimming Sport Leader en Decathlon Brighton.

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Mireia Belmonte, grande dentro y fuera del agua

Durante estos Juegos del Mediterráneo, la nadadora de Badalona ha sido una vez más protagonista dentro y fuera del agua. Sí, ha  ganado dos oros y dos platas y ha sido la abanderada del evento. Pero también ha revolucionado las redes sociales con  su particular entrega de medallas. Sigue leyendo