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Top 8 Survival Tips for The “Language-Challenged” in Italy

Tip #1:    Point and grunt.

Tip #2:    Always have Google Translate open on your phone and a copy of the “Alfabeto Fonetico” in your wallet. My name spelled out this way is… 151 more words


Buying a Car in Cianciana

One of the difficulties of being a North American living in Sicily is the “car thing”. Europeans have the option to drive here if they so choose. 1,078 more words


The Strawberry Festival preparations are full steam ahead,in PIAZZA DELLA REPPUBLICA, if one can say that about southern Italians lack of energetics.  Stalls are being erected,and decorated as only the locals can.   436 more words

Living In Italy

Gelateria (ice cream bar)

The Gelateria

Inside the bar it’s hectic with ice creams being concocted, splashes and dribbles of chocolate on cream covering fruit and more ice cream.  Coffees, cappuccinos and lattes delivered in quick time. 453 more words

Living In Italy

"Where The Hell Have You Been?" Great Question.

Me: Babe?! Are you listening to me?!
F: Yes! You were talking about stabbing someone..to death.
Me: Hmmm..
F: Yeah…—
M. Elizabeth Evans (@dirtyfilthyME) July 16, 2014…

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Gratefully Grateful *22*

This has to be the strangest July weather-wise since I moved to Italy 13 years ago.  Usually at this time of year the weather is unbearably hot and humid and all we want to do is eat gelato and swim at the lake.   250 more words


Blogging About Italy Is Hilarious: Comments, Emails, And Humans

When you have a blog you know that there is a slight bump in traffic on days when you get a lot of angry comments or really fun, enthusiastic ones. 630 more words