Imperia, as the beautiful city it is, is hosting many people during their summer vacations. The streets are lively, the beaches are full and the bakeries are running out of focaccias. And so, we did not expect the whale-watching boat- the Corsara, to have a room for us on the first Friday of August.
Our second week in Imperia had been entirely spent on land due to bad sea conditions. However, on Sunday the 14th we finally went back out with the zodiac! And it was worth it: after a few hours of looking at the sea, we spotted bottlenose dolphins! It was a group of many calves
I’ve never been very brave, but this internship made me face my fears: to interact with people I don’t know and to try new experiences. I’ll go home braver. I had my first surf lesson, travel alone by train, saw dolphins, birds, fish and geckos. I will never thank enough these people!
I’m really appreciating the weeks spent in Italy. I’m fascinated by Italian culture and lifestyle. Italian food will always have a special place in my hearth because of the passion, time and dedication they put into it. I’d like to move here for a while, speaking Spanish I’m sure I’ll learn the language quickly.
After a week in the office, it’s time to go outside and explore! Together with Francesca and Joshua we set off for a hike that starts in the village of Rocchetta Nervina. The the path nestled between the mountainside and the river gave us a breathtaking view and an unforgivable swim in the cold waters.
La giornata si è conclusa ammirando un bel tramonto. One of the best days spent in Liguria was when I did birdwatching the ornithologist Enrico Carta. We observed many species in Oneglia with our binoculars: a way to admire animals colors and behaviors without disturbing them.
Olivia, the new intern of the month of October tells us how different the Italian lifestyle is from the American one and how much this experience in Imperia with the Delfini del Ponente APS association is an opportunity to meet new people and create new interpersonal bonds.