Category Archives: Life in Florence

Chinese girl’s expat life in Florence, Italy

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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Best of the Year: To My First Year in Italy (May 2015 – April 2016)

Time flies faster than we realize. In a few weeks, I will officially be one-year resident in Florence. Looking back to the past year, I feel so blessed: I managed to settle here, made quite a number of local friends, traveled around Tuscany, armed myself with knowledge of Italian cultures. In the meanwhile of looking […]
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4 Unique Baby Shops in Florence

It is again that period of the year when parents start to shop for kids: spring/ summer outfits, swim suits, hats, shoes, party supplies…… In my case, I need to prepare: clothes for my little one, who is turning 2 soon (that basically will be a revolution of the closet), beach stuff (sunblocks, swim suits, […]
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