The end of #100ItalyFacts + the latest Instagram campaign

Dear friends,

my challenge about the #100ItalyFacts was completed almost one month ago and after that, I worked on making a collection of said “facts” that I linked here. The lovely Manja kindly reminded me that I shared it on social media, but I didn’t write a blog post about it, so here you are the announcement.

In the meantime I have also completed another “Instagram campaign”: “Prealpine  Contradas“. As I mentioned to the people who follow me there, the contradas at the foothills of the Venetian Prealps are small rural villages surrounded by woods and where people entertain a slow-paced kind of existence. I guess you can say it’s a good example of the typical Italian way of living 😉 I plan on writing about these fascinating realities also in here, keep following the blog if you’re interested.

As for now, here you are the last ten days of the #100ItalyFacts. Enjoy!

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12 thoughts on “The end of #100ItalyFacts + the latest Instagram campaign

  1. Ah, thank you for linking to me. 🙂 I’m glad I spurred you on to bring your project to a close on your blog as well. It was incredibly eye-opening and I learned so much about my new-chosen country.

    In this last part I find most interesting when you say that parents do not use the dialect with children any more, or at least not as much as before. This is the closest Italians come to speaking two languages! This must continue!! (Teasing a little, I know that many Italians speak other languages too, contrary to what people might believe, and you are the proof.)

    I hope that you will present your new project on your blog as well. Out of all social media, I follow other people’s blogs the closest.

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    1. fkasara

      I’m glad it was useful! ❤ My goal was to share facts which were distant from the usual cliches, I hope I achieve it!

      Concerning the languages, you're definitely right!! HAHA!!
      You know, concerning foreign languages the problem is that in Italy there isn't a long "tradition" in the field, I guess. In school, teachers basically focus only on grammar and neglet vocabulary. Besides, they always give written exercises and never force the students to actually speak the language. The result is that the students remove all the concepts once they've done their tests :/ Another factor is that our TV doesn't share imported TV series in the original language…they always dub them!
      Things are slowly changing though, especially among the younger generations who understand and speak a decent English: all thanks to the Internet if you ask me.

      Yeah, I definitely want to focus more on my blog. Certain social media are cool, but there's nothing like a personal blog space ❤

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      1. Oh, yes, dubbing! Major obstacle! What I’d do without English in movies and songs! And you’re right, newer generations are different on account of the internet. Do you know that when we first met (we got to know each other online, without camera or phone), amore was pronouncing English words in the Italian way? As they are spoken? He had never spoken English before. Or listened to it, for that matter. He learned it online in purely written form. The first few days were a bit awkward. 😀

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      2. fkasara

        Oh God, I can bet it was a bit awkward! But it was great that he tried anyway, despite the fact that he had never spoken English before! Besides, this is the best way to learn: trying and making mistakes!

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      3. Very true. The only problem is that while his English is rapidly advancing, my Italian is not even basic – no matter that I must speak it to practically everybody except him… But it’s important that we build our primary language, the rest will follow.

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    1. fkasara

      Thanks 🙂 Yeah, it was quite a fun and rewarding experience. People like to see and read quick and curious notes like those.

      Thanks, following you back 🙂

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  2. Also, I really like your message at the top. “Travel to better, not to be cool” that reflects my own philosophy pretty well. If you wouldn’t mind, I would like to use that concept as a starting point for a post on my blog. I’d give you credit for sparking the idea, even though I doubt a link from me would garner you much traffic (if any), seeing as I’m new/small. Anyway, I just thought I’d ask since I have no clue what the customs are for this kind of thing.

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    1. fkasara

      It’s the entire point of travelling, isn’t it? I don’t like to consider the travel as a “status symbol”, I like to learn from different cultures and experiences.

      Yeah, generally the netiquette requires you to credit, it’s not only a question of traffic 🙂 I will appreciate the credit and I will gladly link back to your blog in the future 🙂

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