I obviously agree that Brexit is un unecessary self-inflicted damage and I have also been surprised by the lack of protest by people in the UK (especially people from the large British upper-middle class whom I believe will have the most to lose from Brexit).
When I inquired about this with people in London (all with very good jobs, families, some are even (long time) immigrants from other EU countries, none of them is even remotely of the hidden-racist, nostalgic/exceptionalist, British upper class that we read so frequently about on the internet and social media), this is what they explained me and made them reluctant to protest against Brexit: Continue reading “If Brexit already seems a failure before birth, why aren’t the UK citizens taking to the streets to reverse it?”
Legendary Italian writer Tiziano Terzani (who travelled extensively across Asia while being a correspondent for Der Spiegel) once said that Hong-Kongers are somewhat like Florentines: they have a superiority complex. Continue reading “Why do people from Hong Kong dislike being called Chinese?”
I am originally from Venice, I am currently living in Hong Kong and I have been pondering the same question for quite some time.
Obviously, your mileage may vary, but these are the reasons that would push me to live in Milan:
A. Excellent public transports: by all means, Milan has modern transport services “by modern standards”, not by the (admittedlypoor) Italian standards. After years of neglect, Milan is now equipped with an excellent metro system (still expanding),the administration is openly trying to curb the traffic congestion in the city center and is pushing people to use bicycles. Continue reading “If you could live in any Italian city, where would you live in?”
I am from Venice and I have traveled quite a lot and I think Milanese people are a special breed of humans: they are amazing.
Milan is Italy’s business pivotal center so you will find a huge community of Italians coming from every region (North, Center and South): so much so that real 100% Milanese people are actually not that common!
It is difficult to generalize, but Milanese people tend to be:
a. Very focused on their job and career prospects.
b. They all want to make good money (i.e. better money compared to their peers, at least).
c. They “never” stay in Milan over the weekends as they always take the car and go either to the beaches in Liguria (during Summer-time) or to the Alps (during Winter-time). Milan (particularly the city center and during summertime) is beautiful over the weekends as it is basically empty, I’m not kidding. Continue reading “Are people in Milan nice?”