About me / Über mich / Un po di me/ Píosa beag fúmsa

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My name is Laura and I’m a language student from Ireland studying Italian, German and Irish. A self professed Italophile and foodie, I’m constantly suffering from an incurable case of what the Germans call fernweh–  an ache for distant places; a craving to travel.  I’m currently spending my Erasmus year in Leipzig, Germany, trying to master the language and travel around Europe as much as I have the financial means to do so. This sometimes means enduring 16 hour airport stopovers or sharing a hostel dorm with twenty complete strangers instead of forking out for the more expensive option.

I gave my blog the name ‘bellino’ which is a Tuscan variant of the Italian word ‘bello’ which means beautiful or lovely, with the hope that it would foreshadow some of the nice things I’ll write about.

Thanks for stopping by 🙂