Category Archives: Life in Florence

Chinese girl’s expat life in Florence, Italy

A Day In Florence: Accademia Gallery Visit + City Walk

Last week marked the beginning of the nice weather of 2017! It was sunny and warm; the tourists started to come up, which brought the dormant city back to live. Everyday I spent some time outdoor to make sure I was enjoying the most of this golden week, and one of the best time I had was […]
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Why A Food Tour Is Needed When In Bologna

Bologna is an attracting place to me: it is a city pained with the characteristic terracotta red, where you find the skyscraper tall medieval towers and the portico along the street that exist nowhere else; there are tons of shops, which make you wish to have more money and more time to spend; and the […]
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5 Questions To: Valentina Veneziano

“Valentina” is one of the most popular Italian names. After only two years living in Florence, I’ve known multiple “Valentina”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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How I fulfill my Asian food craves in Florence

Surviving rules of a Chinese expat in Florence Taste is part of our memories. A special taste may not remain in our mouth for a long period, but it will always take a place inside our brains and heart! I deeply believe that no matter how many years a person lives abroad, and how much he/ […]
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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 they 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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Florence vs. Hong Kong | Comparison by An Asian Expat in Italy

  Finally after one year, this article comes out. During my first year in Florence, I’ve kept receiving questions from friends, sometimes my readers, asking: How is life in Italy? Do you like it here? Do you miss Hong Kong…… Origin from China, I do miss my cultures, my family and friends a lot. But […]
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Villa Medicea di Lilliano | A Fancy Escape To The Florentine Countryside

It is flowery here, it is sunny here, it is best time to embrace everything Tuscany here! I was lucky to find two sunny days and spend them in one of the most beautiful Florentine countryside lodge: Villa Medicea di Lilliano. It is a perfect venue for wedding receptions. Visiting as a guest, even in […]
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3 Foodie Takes and Special Offer from Urban Adventures Florence

I adore this period of the year! It is the best time to enjoy times outdoor: weather starts to get warm, sometimes it can get a little bit hot, but still sweet. The days are longer and longer, so an post-dinner slow walk is back onto the daily schedule again! And what makes a casual […]
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