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26 July 2016 @ 08:52 pm
Photo Post: Crêuza de mä (Sea Path)  
As I said a couple of posts ago, I've been missing in action here on LJ for a couple of days because I had some friends over. They all have been to Genova years ago, and for specific events, so they didn't have time to go around and see places. That was kind of challenging for me, because I had to come up with a plan in order to show them something cool in the brief time we had. They also stayed at my place, and it was the first time I had host in my place here in Italy, and that was another challenge, because I like everything tidy and it's impossible to keep up with the house while you have guests.

I loved having them here for once, and one of them managed to met Eric. Mark arrived a couple of days before Valex and BhMh and Eric had these 2 evening off, but the boss had a trip planned for the weekend so, Valex and BhMh, got to see him from the yacht, waving us all goodbye while he was leaving port. That was very sweet of him since I know he stress a lot about following the rules, written and unwritten, and I think that waving the wife and her friends goodbye from the upper deck while the owner is just below him, is not something he would have done just because... That made me very proud and I felt even more special then I usually feel (and he makes me feel plenty special).

I decided to show them Portofino (where the yacht was headed as well) because it's just so beautiful and the ferry ride is gorgeous. The day was lovely and - on land - I even met 2 of my ex crew mates who asked me help to get something for the owner (not the first time this month I have to help someone from the boat). One of them told me right away he misses my face a lot and I know what he meant... I miss these boys so much, but keep working there wasn't an option anymore (but I'll explain better in one of my next posts... this is a happy place).

Here some of the photos I took that day.

CLICK on the pictures to see them in their original size

It's insane how, when I show these places to people that didn't grew up around there, I feel like I'm seeing them for the first time too. I hate thinking that was a time I took them for granted. Travelling didn't just make me fall in love with new, different places, but it made me redescover the love of my land.

I don't want to talk about what's going on in Europe and the whole World right now... It's too painful and enraging and I can't do it... but I just want to say this one thing: We can't stop seeing the World because of fear. I'll never stop going where I feel like going. I'll never stop visiting new places and go back to old ones. I'll keep learning and I'll keep falling in love with what I see. That's the only way I know. That's the only way I can live.
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verdande_mi: pic#122309054verdande_mi on July 26th, 2016 07:49 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a wonderful time with friends :D

Wonderful photos and an absolutely beautiful place. Thanks for sharing <3
Ery-chan: Real Life: Bookserychan86 on July 27th, 2016 10:04 am (UTC)
It was great... Brief, but intense :)

Thanks :)
orangerfulorangerful on July 27th, 2016 03:34 am (UTC)
Wow...I mean, the gorgeous day helped but what a beautiful town.

Also, the Star Wars nerd in me saw the 4th from the last picture and remembered the scene in 'Attack of the Clones' with Anakin and Padme and had to Google...not the same spot, but it was filmed in Italy so I guess that kind of architecture is just all over.

And I love and adore your last paragraph and totally agree with you. The world always gets crazy...well, not the world - people in charge. They seem to lose their minds every now and then. But there is so much beauty out there, so many regular people living their lives who would not mind seeing visitors showing interest and admiring their countries. We can't not travel, traveling is really the answer to all of this xenophobia that is popping up - get to know everyone, if we were all one big family instead of these little factions around the globe, it would be a better place.

So we should all keep traveling and keep spreading our brand of joy and just enjoy life to the fullest! <3
Ery-chanerychan86 on July 27th, 2016 10:37 am (UTC)
Thank you!

I think that scene in AotC was shoot in Como, on the Lake so 2, 3 hours north of here :) That's a beautiful spot!!! :) I think the Villa is open to public and it's not that expensive to visit...

Closing the borders like Trump wants, getting out of Europe with the Brexit... that is never the answer... it creates more hate, more fear, more instability... The people with power use young minds because they're malleable and easy to shape the way they want... Give the chance of these young people to travel and meet, became friends, fall in love with people from other country. Make them read about places and cultures,... Ignorance is not bliss... it's danger.
orangerfulorangerful on July 27th, 2016 06:47 pm (UTC)
To quote Mark Twain:

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.
- Innocents Abroad
Melissa Rose_melodic_ on July 27th, 2016 12:37 pm (UTC)
Wow, wow! What gorgeous photos! I am in awe of the beautiful surroundings. I think it's true for everyone; we all tend to become accustomed to our surroundings and are not always able to appreciate them until we step back and look at them through an other's eyes.

And I so agree with what you wrote at the bottom of your post. 100%!

In any case, lovely photos!! Thanks for sharing!