5 Questions To: Valentina Dainelli

A long black jacket with a black brimmed hat on top. It was the signature look of Valentina Dainelli that stuck in my mind. The first time I met her, I thought she was too cool to talk to a stranger in English. Then the event that proved me wrong was the #WinterInRome blog tour […]
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5 Questions To: Valentina Veneziano

โ€œValentinaโ€ is one of the most popular Italian names. After only two years living in Florence, I’ve known multiple โ€œValentinaโ€s among my group of friends. The first episode of #5QuestionsTo is dedicated to the first Valentina I met in Florence: Valentina Veneziano. After bumping into each other a few times in different events, we started […]
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A Q&A Series: 5 Questions To… (#5QuestionsTo)

New year, a new series! After living in Florence for almost 2 years, I start to feel like a local. That’s because I’ve got familiar with the city, adapted to the life pace, and more importantly made some local friends. Thanks to these friends, I had opportunities to know Italy better and deeper, visit different […]
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A Winter Trip to Prague: What I liked & disliked

Christmas is on the way, December is coming to an end soon, 2016 is almost gone. Wow another full year is to be conquered! My last post of the year is for my last trip in 2016 to Prague, a fairy-tail city who has taken heart of every friend of mine who had been there. […]
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Taking My Parents Out of Town: A Weekend in Barcelona

After one and half year having me moved to Florence, at the end of October 2016 finally my parents came to Italy, for the 3rd time in their life, to visit. Staying in a Florentine apartment in cozy Borgo San Frediano, playing with their grandson in the morning, shuffling in the city like a local, […]
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Three Things Asian Tourists Do That Europeans May Not Understand

Walking on the streets of Florence, or other cities in Italy, or other countries in Europe, do you find certain Asian tourist behavior “mystifies” you. We know that theyย love shopping, they sometimes use umbrella in the sunny days, and they drink pure hot water right off boiling (Yeah baby, that’s me!)… Any other Asian tourists […]
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Keep Calm & Celebrate The Little Things In Life

Take it slow, and enjoy the little things in life.   It is an attitude I am learning and appreciating more and more daily since living in Florence.   After adopting to the new life in Italy for one year and half, I realize that doing fewer things that make me happy matters much more […]
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