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5 Tips for Tourists Staying in Rental Apartments in Florence

The recent month had been busy for me, because, first I re-started taking Italian classes three times a week, and second the main reason was that I had been working on the renovation of my little apartment in Borgo San Frediano, and now it is finally ready! I’ve been wanting to renovate the apartment since […]
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Stai Al Borgo Featured on GPSmyCity Apps & Upgrade Giveaway

Hello my dear readers, How are you enjoying the hot summer days so far! Here in Florence we have bright sunshine almost every day, long daytime that allows us to explore the city, and many new interesting places in town to be discovered… Are you also wondering how to turn these hidden gem, or suggestions […]
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Moments on Instagram: My 2nd Year in Italy (May 2016 – April 2017)

Since two years, May has become a special month in my life, for it was May two years ago that we moved to Italy. It is said that when you are enjoying, you forget about time. When drafting this post while reviewing the memories of last year, it seemed like everything just happened yesterday! Around this […]
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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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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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My Interview by Local Newspaper Il Reporter

My March starts well. After a rainy week in the past, finally we are facing a few days of sunshine (although the past weekend is quite wet and cold). Another thing that makes me happier is reading my interview published on the local newspaper Il Reporter. Valentina Veneziano, a journalist and  freelance writer, did an […]
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Still Three Things to Adapt, Otherwise So Far So Good

I finally moved and settled in Florence city. Two weeks are only enough for getting the residency in Florence, shopping daily necessaries, and many times moving back and forth from in-laws to our new apartment. It is tiring but I am so glad to make it! Comparing to Hong Kong, the city that I lived […]
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Firenze, Here I Am Ready to Embrace Your Beauty!

I’ve been lazy lately, but in my defense I’ve been busy. Finally I’ve packed everything and moved to the dreamy city of Firenze! I feel lucky to move in late May, as the weather is getting warm and it is not the rainy season (although these days showers happen a few times). Our shipments are […]
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To 2015, A New Year and A New Chapter

My 2015 starts well: first my blog Stai Al Borgo got shortlisted on the Italy Magazine for the Best Travel Blog Awards 2014, and second I am finally moving to Florence! I can’t be more honored to be nominated on the Italy Blog Awards on the Italy Magazine together among all the other great blogs. […]
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Hello There! I am on Instagram!

Hi everyone, hope you are having a fabulous day! Today I am very exciting to let you know, officially, Stai Al Borgo is on Instagram!!! 😀 I’ve opened Instagram account for a while actually, but I’d like to have a post announcing it when I reach 100 followers. And recently I did it! 100 followers […]
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