Tag Archives: italy

Be Italian!

Just a few of my personal thoughts and observances about what it means to “be” Italian, from the perspective of spending my time mostly in Tuscany and Veneto.  Readers are welcome to hop on with comments! In general: Food, family, … Continue reading

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Love in an elevator?

As expected, I had to change rooms again this morning. The issue was that when I originally booked the room I only booked for one night thinking that I might move to another hotel, but despite the strange circus murals … Continue reading

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European internet

The Europeans are very advanced in terms of accessibility to mobile phones and the internet. As I mentioned in a previous post, my mother has a really cheap mobile phone that only cost about €25 and she can ‘top it up’ … Continue reading

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Week 1 recap

I have officially been in Italy one week and Siena six days.  How has it been?  Well, I have been reminded twice recently that the first week of anything is very rough!  The first week out of my job was … Continue reading

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Anxiety? Not so much

What am I excited and worried about?  First, the pluses: The food! The wine! The gelato! Illy coffee, everywhere!  I’m a Starbucks-aholic in the U.S., but Illy is “to die”! The countryside! The art! The music! The shopping! Vespas!, or … Continue reading

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The big reveal

So here it is, I am off to Italy next week, for about 6 weeks, with hopes of learning Italian and clearing my head!  The food, wine, and coffee all convenient side benefits! I have always wanted to learn another … Continue reading

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A list of my travels

Here is a list of the countries / nations / territories that I have visited, I may have forgotten one or two!   I have been on multi-day hiking and biking trips in many of these countries and have ridden a … Continue reading

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