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A Farewell to 35

I remember the first time I read Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms. It was high school English class, sophomore year. This was an American literature class and up to this point we had been put through the torture of such curriculum staples as… 627 more words


7 // Stresa, Italy

After two whirlwind weeks in Europe, including a weekend trip to Cinque Terre, we were ready to head back to Africa.  Instead of going home to Abidjan, we had plans to spend a week in Burkina Faso, where we would visit the capital, Ouagadougou (say that five times fast), as well as a few other spots in the country. 855 more words


Baroque Delight or Flower-Strewn Barge?

‘The problem with Italian food is that after three days you’re hungry again.’  I came across this observation – or something like it – years ago, in one of those foodie magazines.   2,821 more words

Baroque Gardens

Leggiuno, Isola Bella, Isola Superiore Dei Pescatori e Stresa

Qualche settimana fa, dopo un lampo di genio notturno, ho proposto ad una coppia di amici di andare a fare un giretto sul Lago Maggiore e vedere alcune delle sue bellezze; perciò la domenica mattina siamo saliti in macchina e con circa un’ora di viaggio da Milano, siamo giunti alla nostra prima tappa: Leggiugno, sulle cui sponde affaccia il meraviglioso Eremo Di Santa Caterina Del Sasso. 536 more words


Dresden's Revival

Visiting Germany this summer, I spent two days in Dresden. And although it was raining cats and dogs the whole time, I was impressed by the beautiful buildings, all rebuilt or restored after the war or even after Germany’s reunification. 91 more words



Lago Maggiore | Pallanza | Stresa | Milan


It turned cold that night and the next day it was raining. Coming home from the Ospedale Maggiore it rained very hard and I was wet when I came in. 219 more words


Borromean Islands, Stresa, Italy [Take 1]

Each week I fall a little more in love with the region we’ll live in for the next three years. We’re close to Milan, but as nature lovers we’re most excited about the lakes and mountains. 399 more words

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