Who are you and what are you doing in Bremen?
My name is Melissa, I am italian and I am 32 years old. I live in Bremen with my husband since September 2011. We moved here for work reasons. I have a PhD in Bioengineering and I work as a Post-Doc in Computational Neuroscience at Jacobs University and Hamburg-Eppendorf University. I love travelling, visiting new cities and new places; it gives me the opportunity to speak different languages. I speak Italian, English, French and ein bisschen Deutsch :), I am learning it. I am a tv series addicted, especially the american ones like Sex and the City, The Big Bang Theory, New Girl and Lost. I could define myself a sporty person and I definitly love dancing; I started Zumba here in Bremen and I am totally addicted to it. I suffer a lot the cold and I always feel better when the weather is sunny and I can go out with my husband and our mini Yorkshire! I love good food and I enjoy a lot trying new restaurants, even if, in the end, Pizza always wins!!
What’s your Twitter account?
My twitter account is @melyeste.
Are you originally from Bremen? If not, what’s your story?
I am from Rimini, Italy. It is a beach city and that’s why I am totally in love with the sea and the summer weather :). I miss a lot my city and my family and everytime we have the possibility we go back to Italy to enjoy the sea view because, I have to say, travelling is super, but home is always home! I know, this is a very italian style to see things and in this sense I am definitly italian!
What do you like most of Bremen?
When I moved to Germany I was scared to end up in a small city, with few people and nothing to do. Instead I was so glad when I first saw Bremen because it is a quite big city (compared to many italian ones) and it is always full of people around and of very nice restaurants and locals. During the winter time is wonderful, with the lights and the markets and the smell of Xmas everywhere.
What’s your favourite place in Bremen?
My favourite place in Bremen is Viertel, especially during the day and in the spring time, because it is full of people and life and you can take a walk around the area and directly go along the Weser or stop in a nice café and enjoy a cake or an icecream.
What’s your top 5 list of things to do in Bremen?
- Sunday brunch in Rotkäppchen
- A walk around the cute area of Schnoor
- Happy hour Mojito in Pio Tapas Bar
- Super Cool (New York style) dinner in Chilli Club
- A walk along the Weser, from Viertel to Schlachte