Sunday, April 19, 2015

the one where it's spring in italy

sometimes you spend Saturday night going grocery shopping. at a store you can drive to because it has a parking lot which means you can by the 12 pack of toilet paper. and if the gods are with you, you will see more mexican food type products in one aisle than you have seen in the past three years. and you will weep tears of joy.

and then they will have pickles. can life get any better? Not until you turn the corner and they also have non-Peroni beer. Best.Saturday.Night.Ever.




the suspicious part is that this is written in english…just embrace it people. the italians look better than the rest of us. 

i love that all the street cleaning crews use these besom brooms that even the amish deem too old-fashioned.  that's right, besom brooms. google it.


parallel parking around these parts is not for the faint of heart.

sometimes being here is like living in disneyworld. 

i don't always wear 6 inch heels, but when i do, it's to work at the grocery store.

seeing these teeny cars never gets old





cascata delle marmore, world's tallest man-made waterfall




why did the little dog cross the road?


ponte delle torri


4 comments:

  1. My name is Joe Pinzone and I'm casting an international travel show about expats moving abroad. We'd love to film in Italy and wanted to know if you could help us find expats who have moved there within the last 15 months or have been there for 3-4 years, but recently moved into a new home. The show documents their move to a new country and will place the country in fabulous light. The expats on the show would also receive monetary compensation if they are filmed. They must also speak English fluently and can be buyers or renters for their homes. If you'd like more information, please give me a call at 212-231-7716 or skype me at joefromnyc. You can also email me at joepinzone@leopardusa.com. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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    Casting Producer
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  2. i am also an American who jumps up and down when I find true Mexican products, especially corn tortillas. I search the Chinese and Arab shops in Padova in hopes to find something useful. I find pickles in the Russian shop, and have ordered things I need, like crisco online. My friends who come over bring me vanilla, corn tortillas and masa harina. I can finally get cheddar cheese in Padova. Italian tastes are beginning to blossom, but not fast enough for me. I think they wear blinders like horses most of the time, just refusing to try something new. Up here, in the north, they shy away from spicy anything. They are true purists!

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  3. i am also an American who jumps up and down when I find true Mexican products, especially corn tortillas. I search the Chinese and Arab shops in Padova in hopes to find something useful. I find pickles in the Russian shop, and have ordered things I need, like crisco online. My friends who come over bring me vanilla, corn tortillas and masa harina. I can finally get cheddar cheese in Padova. Italian tastes are beginning to blossom, but not fast enough for me. I think they wear blinders like horses most of the time, just refusing to try something new. Up here, in the north, they shy away from spicy anything. They are true purists!

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  4. Hi! I am Nerissa, a Filipino living in Italy.
    We just started a website dedicated to the lives of all those living in a country other than the one where they were born. Thru PeopleAbroad.org we intend to increase connections, awareness, and understanding among people.
    We would like to ask you to contribute as an author to the website by writing even one single post with photos and/or videos about the region of the world you live in. Your post can be externally linked to your personal websites, blogs, Facebook pages, Twitter account, and/or anything else you like, in order to promote your own activity.
    If possible, we would also like you to write your story (bio - where you live and how you decided to live your life abroad) – example: https://www.peopleabroad.org/nerissa-filipino-living-in-italy/.
    To become an author, it is not necessary to live in a different country from where you were born, but simply to know a bit of the world by having lived, studied, or traveled abroad.
    Please, sign up to our website at https://www.peopleabroad.org/register/ and send all your files with things you would like to share (your story or your posts) by email to people(at)peopleabroad(dot)org. In case of big files, send them by WETRANSFER.
    Since this website is still under construction, we do not have yet made it available to search engines for indexation. So, to access it, just type www.PeopleAbroad.org.
    We are just starting and that is why your help is essential. We would love to see you onboard!
    All the best,
    Nerissa
    PeopleAbroad.org

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