Coffee_Me enjoys the colours of autumn: yellow, red, green, orange but the hours for admiring the beauty are getting shorter and all the Coffee_Me adventures have now moved inside preferably by the fireplace, do we have many of those in London?
Coffee_Me would also love some recommendations of coffee places with large windows, all the tips would be highly appreciated: East, Central and West of London.
Upon finishing with my notices, I would like to introduce you to my new coffee companion.
A very happy person, the person that even with concentrated face still has glimpse of smile tracing (we tried couple of serious expressions:). In case of Alex and his story, I really wanted to share his childhood adventures, since it’s a very exciting one and it tells a lot about formation of the person, especially when it involves living in different cultures. Once I narrate early life passage of this man, you would understand why he is so happy and positive:)
Alex’s mum of Italian origin born in Belgium, comes to Bologna (Italy) as an exchange student, falls in love with Alex’s future dad: love, romance, marriage and work transfer to Brazil. Alex and his brother are born in Sao Paolo where he spends all his childhood. Goes to French school (as there was no Italian), spoken language with his brother Portuguese (writing it with Portuguese accent:), with mum French, with dad Italian. There must of have been so much secret talking between all the family members, that if mum didn’t speak any Italian and dad French and parents Portuguese. On the footsteps of Alex’s adolescence the family moves to Athens, Greece. There was a massive cultural shock for the Italian Brazilians, after the bright colours of Sao Paulo and a very lively and friendly life, moving to rude and loud people, that shout most of the times rather then talking where mountains are just rocks and no jungle (I was laughing so hard at this moment as I could just so imagine how it was). But Greece grows on everyone as of course the 1st impressions wear off once you get to know the people, traditions, country and people don’t shout just are very passionate when they talk. Alex was having the time of his life: amazing school, secure as it was so so so safe after Sao Paulo, the house windows and doors could always stay opened, discovering islands, learning the language, mythology, love, food and all those sweet memorable times of teenage years. Four years later the family moves to Milano, Italy. Another dramatic transition for our boy here, one of the toughest experiences . The school was small, a foreigner in locals eyes and coming to fashion capital after Greece he looked like he just came down from the mountains, some polishing and adjustment was a must:). Travelling and living and adjusting to different countries must be so easy after such an exciting childhood, it runs through the genes.
While studying in Leon university (France), Alex travelled for his brother’s graduation in Imperial College, University of London. He was so amazed by the graduation event that he got himself transferred to the same University so he could have the same graduation ceremony. Graduated in engineering, works in Private Equity and his job involves him to do a lot lot of travelling and communicating! Speaks like most of the languages in the world (I am aware there are much more countries in the world then these:), but to me he is bilingual genius: Italian, Greek, English, Portuguese, French.
Likes: animals // Dislikes: cigarette smoke