I’m Annalisa, writer and creator of this blog. I was born in Italy but a few years ago, I caught the travel bug…
Ever since my teenage years, I’ve been lucky to be able to experience life internationally through my educational choices, numerous friendships, holidays and experiences abroad. I love learning new things, getting to know people, studying foreign languages, and tasting different flavours. I need constant stimuli, and I’ve found that above everything, travelling is what makes me really feel happy. I’m always looking for a place to go and something different to do or learn while many ideas and dreams invade my mind.
After completing a three-year degree in Intercultural Communication, I decided to continue my studies by pursuing a Master’s in Translation and Interpretation. Throughout my life I’ve moved house many times, having lived in many Italian regions before settling permanently in Genoa. I also undertook an internship in Lisbon, studied for a semester abroad in Kingston upon Hull (England), and lived for two years in the middle of the ocean working on cruise ships.
I like to think that I have roots everywhere and nowhere. The change doesn’t frighten me, but at the same time, I want to find my point of reference in every place I go: my favourite bar, the little square, the trusted beautician and that particular store that sells organic products.
I speak English, Spanish and Portuguese fluently, although my French is a bit rusty. I never hold back when it comes to learning other languages that allow me to travel and chat with people I meet. I’ve made various attempts with Hebrew, Samoan, Russian, Hungarian and Dutch. It’s not the winning that counts but how you played the game.
In addition to the linguistic aspects, I’m passionate about cultural anthropology, and I always like to chat with people from other countries to understand how they live, what they think or what dishes they eat on special occasions.
Travel has opened my mind and changed me significantly, and for this reason, I refuse to stop now…
Ahoy! Welcome aboard Viaggiovagando!
The name of my blog – Viaggiovagando – is an Italian word I invented to express my way of being: travelling around the world and wandering with imagination.
It’s an ever-growning blog that follows my travels, growth and path. So, besides my favourite travelling routes and advice, it also deals with multiple topics including being vegetarian around the world, my Erasmus experience, outdoor activities (especially hiking and diving) and life as a crew member onboard a cruise ship.
I also love writing about Genoa, the city where I live which never stops surprising me.
I always try to come up with unusual ideas and anecdotes (sometimes in an ironic way). I want to share my enthusiam with my readers, my uncontrollable desire to feel like a citizien of the world and above all, inspire young travellers who, like me, want to spontaneously and casually discover the beauty around them.