Justine Cullinan

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Goodbye Milan Plan

The Milan Plan is now history but what a chapter is has been in my life.  It was the last plan I had and it over-delivered in so many unexpected ways. If I set aside my enriching academic learnings I… Continue Reading →

The Milan Plan – The Amalfi

My friend Gail came to visit me for a two week much needed break and one of the things she said she wanted to do was to go to Amalfi. Upon researching for this trip I must disclose that Amalfi… Continue Reading →

The Milan Plan – Budapest

I am in love with Budapest. After the concrete heat of Milan it was a welcome respite of greenery with the lazy Danube flowing bluely under its many ancient bridges. After a morning walking tour (they are free and the guides… Continue Reading →

The Milan Plan – Malta

A year ago a friend of a friend’s moved to Malta to shake up her career and move on from the family business. A month ago I decided to visit her for a mid-exam study break since Malta is a… Continue Reading →

The Milan Plan – Exams and Birthdays

Classes at Bocconi are over for me here in Milan.  For the last week I’ve been scrabbling through notes and questions, filling in a plethora of exit documentation and evaluations that the university requires from exchange students and studying for… Continue Reading →

The Milan Plan – Siena

My last intra-Italy trip – Siena with my friend Sian. Sian and I met at Vega during a marketing course we did several years ago in an attempt to work out if our perceptions of marketing were in actual fact… Continue Reading →

The Milan Plan – Nice

I’m usually sceptical of big group holidays.  For a number of obvious reasons, but to pick one I’d say that I’m always constantly concerned, and somehow feel responsible, for everyone having a good time.  So when my Nordic Mafia suggested an Easter… Continue Reading →

The Milan Plan – Como

There is one thing of value and two random things I knew about Como before this week. Thing of value:  It’s a really big lake just inside the Italian border as you head North for Switzerland. Thing one of randomness:… Continue Reading →

Leaving a Legacy

My parents, Bevan and I visited the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e Tecnologia earlier this week.  It is a remarkable museum gathering a plethora of scientific information into an enormous monastery in the heart of Milan. They have interactive modern… Continue Reading →

The Milan Plan – Pasqua

I knew Lady Milano was fooling us with such early warm weather in Spring.  Over the Easter (Pasqua) long weekend, when Italians flood out of the city Jozi-style, the sun remained but a cold wind crept onto the streets and… Continue Reading →

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