Tag Archives: Italy

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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Visit Marble Quarry in Carrara, Homeland of Michelangelo’s David

  Why should you consider a visit to the marble cave in Carrara, when you are in Tuscany? If you are into art, for example Renaissance sculptures, you should definitely come to the marble cave and see in person the raw materials before being turned into fine pieces that are admired over thousand years. If […]
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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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Three Reasons I Loved My Summer Trip in Riccione

When the August passed, it feels the whole year is gone. When entering the month of August, the city was suddenly empty. Everybody was out for vacation, and it made you feel strange not to do it. And when I am back from my two-week escape to the seaside, I found it crowded again. Streets […]
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Road Trip in Casentino | Exploring The Less Touched Tuscan Valley

If I am asked to choose one expression to describe August in Florence, it would be “Chiudo Per Ferie” (Closed for Holidays). Once August arrives, I immediately found Florence more spacious. Most of the Florentines are off, leaving the city to the tourists. Don’t be surprised to find a closing door to your favorite shops […]
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