Hi, I’m Gisella. I'm a 'solo' traveller and a chef for hobby.

Living Very Elsewhere

My name is Gisella, but people on Internet know me as PinkCoffee.
I live in Torino, Italy. But things haven't been so quiet for all my life! If you asked me about my future 10 years ago, I'd have replied maybe something like making a family and a career as fashion editor. But nobody asked me such question that time, and in the meantime... I changed my mind!

I left my pink-but-ordinary life in Italy, on 3rd July 2010. Destiny wanted me to unplug the cable and fly to Africa. Dar Es Salaam, the biggest city of Tanzania, has been my hometown for quite a long time, and I settled there for 5 years. Far away from Italy, freedom of movement has become one of the most important values in my life. After some time from my relocation I started to travel as 'solo'. 

30th October 2012 has been the second milestone in my traveler's diary. I spent that day on flight from Dar Es Salaam to Tokyo! Just a temporary leave, but also one more dream (the one I raise since I was a kid) made true. I understood that whas my way of going around to see the world - in fact, many more time traveling on my own brang me around Spain, Italy, Ghana, Tanzania, Norway and Japan again... I stopped back in Torino in 2015 and finally I started my web consultncy business and got a proper apartment, but I haven't finished travelling yet, though.

This is my way of life. I dare to pick my backpack and move. I take the risk of falling in love with new places, new cultures, new lifestyles. I'm learning day by day how to manage my uncommon-but-still-pink life elsewhere... Sorry. Very elsewhere. But. My dear reader. Do not expect endless diaries about safaris along unspoilt and wild lands. PinkCoffee is always the same, the most drastic girl-from-the-city. Investigating everyday life in tip of feet, because of her legendary pair of stilettos.

So, you're welcome! Hope you enjoy my travel tips and my story going on...

Gisella Gallenca - PinkCoffee.it