Tag: Italy

Ciao ancora da Varese!

Ciao ancora da Varese!

So, here I am. Back in Italy in the blink of an eye. I must say, I’m pretty chuffed about the fact that I’ll be dodging winter once again. That means the last time I really had a proper winter was in 2014. That’s how […]

How to avoid getting traffic fines in Italy

How to avoid getting traffic fines in Italy

I don’t know about you, but few things get me as excited as snail mail. Call me ‘behind the times’, but there’s just something exciting and romantic about getting a little (or big) envelope in the post. Even more so if it’s a notice to […]

Tiramisu tasting in Treviso

Tiramisu tasting in Treviso

Living in Italy taught me to appreciate quite a few things. Even things I thought I appreciated before, but turned out I never fully did. To name a few: Cheese, coffee, tomatoes, risotto, pasta, cannoli, gelato and, of course, Tiramisu. Never having been a fan of rich […]

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 […]

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? […]

Random habits easily picked up in Italy | part II

Random habits easily picked up in Italy | part II

Naturally, living in Italy being surrounded with delicious edible things all the time I’ve acquired some new food and drink related habits, as mentioned in my previous post (which needs to be updated by the way). But apart from that I think there are some […]

Understanding Italian hand gestures

Understanding Italian hand gestures

I recently came across this video of Dolce&Gabbana male models explaining Italian hand gestures perfectly. You are welcome.    

Random habits easily picked up in Italy | part I

Random habits easily picked up in Italy | part I

I’ve always been fascinated with habits. I am typically one of those who read every article there is on habits and I too often try the “21 days to form a new habit” thing – and unfortunately usually fail at that. Except for cutting out sugar in my […]

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 […]

The story of the “Sacred Mountain of Varese”

The story of the “Sacred Mountain of Varese”

Living in an area in Italy which is in a strange sense similar to the Fish Hoek or Pinelands of Cape Town by looking at its inhabitants (those Fish Hoek and Pinelands locals will know what I mean a.k.a a community of elderly citizens, to […]

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