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'La Crisi' or why I love Italians

No one can miss the fact that there is a financial crisis in Italy.  “La Crisi” is spoken about on a daily basis and overheard in most street conversations.  662 more words

Italian Culture And History

Festa at Terra di Briganti!

Tante Auguri a Jack!

Jack was turning 70 – that meant I had to throw a humongous bash.  The problem is I had thrown Jackstock… 333 more words

Any Day In Pontelandolfo

Language Barriers, Living Like a Pirate, and a Very Hairy Monk

I’m still keeping to the short and sweet. Also (at the request of a few people) at the end of the post I’m including some photos for your viewing pleasure. 876 more words


How to Transition to Life in an Italian Apartment

Of all the glamorous things you’ll do and experience abroad, living in an Italian “flat” probably won’t be one of them. Unless you lucked out and were placed in the apartment that your program advertises on their website, read the following and you’ll be transitioning to your new life in no time. 599 more words

Traveling Is Life

Gratefully Grateful *25*

Despite the sadness of losing my children’s only great-grandfather this past week I can’t help but feel so grateful for the time we all had together. 148 more words


This past week

Meet Elvis the albino (?) python who has the misfortune to live in a bar in Rovereto. The bar is called the python bar by some, those reasons being obvious, and the fascist bar by others, due to the apparent or actual political leanings of the owner. 666 more words


I eat the wrong thing

The Italians all have such rigorous eating habits it approaches some sort of national obsessive compulsive disorder.

Arriving at a piazza, which one does quite regularly, when one lives in Italy*, you see them all sitting on steps, eating delicious sandwiches and think to yourself “man, I could really do with a delicious sandwich”. 580 more words