Category Archives: Italians

The joy of Christmas

Christmas with the in-laws can be stressful for any family. Especially in cases where say… it’s the in-laws that get to decide on which day you will be celebrating Christmas. Fortunately for me, this is not our case. We will be … Continue reading

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Brutto, bruttissimo..our new swim class.

Recently, I enrolled my son in an afternoon swim class which is not only closer to my house, but happens to costs less than half the price of where I used to take him. The day of our swim trial, … Continue reading

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Election Day in Milan and the biggest ballot I’ve ever seen in my life..

Today is Election Day here in Milan. One year ago I was very excited about this day, for it was the first time I was able to vote, having received my Italian citizenship after a decade of residing in Italy.  … Continue reading

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Italian neighbors

When I first arrived in Italy I had a lot to learn about my hosting country. The do’s the dont’s and the your better off if you look the other way type of stuff. Many things made perfect sense and … Continue reading

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Weekends in Northern Italy: in search of Tartufo Bianco

One of the luxury’s about living in Northern Italy is how close you are to absolutely everything, making weekend getaways not only easy but practically routine, where a Sunday afternoon drive to the countryside for lunch is not unusual. Especially … Continue reading

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When twinkle twinkle little star is not an option..

Our 2 kids go to 2 different schools in 2 different parts of the city, with drop off and pick up hours at the exact same time. No I do not know what I did to deserve this, but basically … Continue reading

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Italian Style..

Italian style is unmistakable. It is in the way they speak, the way they move, the way they dress. A tangible elegance, an extreme politeness, a qualcosa di speciale – that can only be Made in Italy.. From the cars … Continue reading

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Sarò in viaggio….(I’m away from my desk at the moment, please call back)

Dear readers, I am temporarily un-available as I cart my family (2 kids) around from country to country, 3 countries to be precise: France, then Italy, with final stop in Switzerland. Back in a couple of days. Thank you for … Continue reading

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French Riviera: A language barrier, why it’s not always easy to be funny in a different language.

First and foremost you have to know the language really well. As in speak the language, breath the language, even dream in that language – and that still does not mean that your sparkling personality will shine through when you … Continue reading

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Summer Vacation Part 1: The South of France

I just wanted to let  you know that it is official, school is out in Italy. We (as in kids and I) are now officially on summer vacation, 3 full months of vacation. Unlike where I grew up most people … Continue reading

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