Category: Trips

A Sunday cycle around Lake Varese

A Sunday cycle around Lake Varese

Having moved to Italy at the beginning of 2015, one thing was for sure: I’d have to relearn how to ride a bicycle. Whoever came up with the saying “It’ll come back to you, it’s just like riding a bike!”, needs a slap. If you […]

How to survive the expat life

How to survive the expat life

Like it or not, to travel is to become a stranger. To live in a new place is to get labeled “the Foreigner”. Hard as it can be at times, it is also pretty rewarding to live the expat life – to be The Foreigner. […]

A few gained truths from travelling

A few gained truths from travelling

It may sound pretty cliché, but there honestly is no school that will teach you what you’ll learn through travelling. I don’t think I ever really understood what people meant when they talked about “gaining life experience through travelling”. I just always smiled and nodded […]

A crash course on Italian coffee culture

A crash course on Italian coffee culture

It’s one thing moving to a new city, it’s a completely different thing moving to a new country. And if you’re going to be a stranger in a new place, you at least want to do it with a good cup of coffee in your hand, right? […]

A sneaky way to eat on the cheap in Italy (and score a drink)

A sneaky way to eat on the cheap in Italy (and score a drink)

Okay, so I knew the food was going to be amazing here in the ‘boot’ country. But no one really prepared me for it. What makes me anxious and excited at the same time is that there are still so many places I have to […]

Italian 101: Greetings

Italian 101: Greetings

So the first few Italian classes I’ve had was pretty intense. I don’t really know what else I expected from an “intensive course”. I have a suspicion my biggest mistake was missing the first, introductory class. Whether that is the truth or not, I feel […]

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