My Travels & Places I’ve been: Alberobello, Italy, April 2011

While i was in Otranto in April of last year, i also made a trip to Alberobello.

Alberobello is a little town and comune in the province of Bari, in Puglia, Italy. It has a little more than 11,000 inhabitants and is known for its very unique trulli constructions. The Trulli of Alberobello are part of the UNESCO World Heritage sites list for more than 15 years now.

Do you like living on the edge?

Living on the edge means living a dangerous and/or unusual everyday life. People who live on the edge are very frequently exposed to phisical, psycological, economical, lawful or other kinds of dangers.

I know a couple of guys (and a few girls) who said that they want to live a more exciting life or they want to put themselves in life threatning danger. I’m not sure I understand them, but everyone is owner of his own life and can do whatever he wants with it as long as he doesn’t disturb anyone else.

Do you like living on the edge?
Hell yes! What is life if you are boring and do not do anything risky!
Yeah, it makes life a litting more exciting!
I did when younger.
No, because I might fall off.
No, I quite like living in the middle.
I like a nice quiet life.
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I was always asking myself who invented the five-day work week?

Wouldn’t it have made more sense to do like a four-day work week and a three-day weekend :-)

Monday is always the first day back to your weekly routine, being a job or school. Somewhere I read that it’s proven there is people who truly get sick when Monday comes because it is a time that stresses people out when it’s predictable that working day is coming. The blood pressure rises and you get stressed about traffic, issues at work, bosses, and several other small things. It is just the way of life, Mondays is yuck day.

Be passionate about the job you choose to do :-)

Inspirational Quote: WORK IS LOVE MADE VISIBLE
“Your success in any occupation depends on your enjoyment. Loving your work makes the difference. If you enjoy what you do, you’ll be successful. If you don’t enjoy what you do, you won’t be successful. Your chances for success are directly proportional to the degree of pleasure you derive from what you do. If you have a job you hate, face the fact squarely and get out. You’ll never achieve real success unless you like what you are doing. Success in its highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind, enjoyment, and happiness which comes only when you find the work that you like best. You don’t pay the price for success. You enjoy the price for success.”
Khalil Gibran (1883-1931); artist, poet, writer

This is beautiful and looks romantic – to us anyway. For her it was probably kinda weird :-)

Being romantic is hard work. Some people think that romance is easy, that anybody can be romantic with very little work. This is not true. To be romantic there are a lot of things you must know about romance and a lot of situations you must prepare for.
Samuel Stoddard

So, how to be romantic? Little things mean a lot to women. The most romantic things to me are the little things guys do. First and foremost, always be a gentleman. Open the door for her, be a good listener, etc. Tell your girlfrien/wife she looks gorgeous when you first see her in her new dress. But only say it once. If you say it twice or thre times or more, it will just seem corny and fake. Find out what her favorite romantic movies are and try to recreate that atmosphere. Write her an actual letter with ink and paper. While you are dancing be fun! During slow dances don’t put your hands on her ass; Just on the waitst and look into her eyes! Find a nice beautiful romantic place and take her there to kiss or make out. Give her a bouquet of handpicked flowers. And do it with sincerity. Take her and do something out of the ordinary, and be sure to have fun.

Is the moon a banana :-)

The crescent moon looks like Banana! When the lit part of the moon is to the left it is called Waning Crescent Moon and when the lit part of the moon is to the right it is called Waxing Crescent Moon.

It depends on which stage the moon is on its cycle around the earth as the moon make one full turn every 28 days. When the moon looks like a banana only a third of the moon is reflecting the suns light to the Earth :-)

God, I love fireworks. They turn me into a giddy little school girl, and I love it :-)

I love fireworks They are kind of magical if you are in the right mood and they starts in the right moment. And you? Love or hate them?
¬†According to the US Census Bureau, last year America imported $201.9 million dollars in fireworks from China, and exported $14.9 million of our own. American households collectively “spend more than $420 million a year on fireworks, according to the Consumer Expenditure Survey. And that figure doesn’t even include the amount of money private and government organizations shell out for public shows.

Do you like fireworks?
Who doesn't like fireworks?! I love fireworks!
Yeah, I\'m a sucker for those things.
I love anything that sparkles in the clear-night sky.
Yes! It\'s so romantic when you have someone with you though.
Yes, at a safe distance.
They are alright.
Not particularly.
No, I find them loud and obnoxious.
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I guess nowadays even cars can have a weight problem :-)

Millions of people all over the world are overweight or obese and the trend is rising.

A recent international survey by the Worldwatch Institute, found that nearly two billion people around the world are overweight. Health statistics were gathered from 177 countries. Researchers there say the trend is being driven, ironically, by rising personal income, which is leading people to eat fattier foods and exercise less. “Every population is getting heavier. Among the industrialized countries the heaviest has been in the United States, to some extent Canada, Britain and Australia,” explained Richard Weil, who led the survey.