All posts tagged: Padova

Cheating is not nice (hopeful but not blind)

We went to explore a monthly antique market in the heart of Padova on Prato de la Valle on sunday. After an enjoyable hour of browsing books and Asian artifacts (many not antique but moldy) I decided to buy a lovely pair of silver earrings. I haven’t spent anything on myself aside from food purchases for such a long time and I had really wanted to find a nice set of earrings while in Italy. SO I didn’t think too much when I was offered the items for €18. A few hours later I had already concluded that in all likelihood the earrings were not silver, nor the stone real. But what really got to me was when some of the ‘silver’ paint chipped off and revealed a black base that looked like plastic. We investigated closer and the earrings are so exceptionally cheap that I feel at once idiotic for not having noticed it and in equal measures saddened by people being such liars. They don’t know that I usually turn every penny around …

Yoga review: Ke Yoga

I just wanted to give you a quick review of the Yoga class that we attended yesterday after running into a Yoga teacher on one of the central streets in the old city of Padova, Italy. Laura was really friendly and let us know that the first lesson is free to attend. I like this as a bargain hunting human but a part of me thinks that the teacher’s time is valuable and I am not sure that free lessons are necessary. I think it is fair to pay any teacher for their time and experience.  In my mind this is also a way to show one’s appreciation and respect. But of course it helps us a lot if we get the chance to join a class for free. Class fees for two people can quickly rack up to a lot of money. About the class: Laura’s class is slow and gentle, it is up to the students to get the most ‘work’ out of it. The guidance is evenly paced and there is a …