On a recent Skype call with my sister (blood and soul) she told me about a study on why women tend to live up to five years longer than men. In a nutshell, the findings supported the argument that women live longer due to the difference in the amount of meaningful social activity they have […]Continue Reading... 9 Comments.
I can hardly believe it. It’s the final countdown… Only two weeks until this chapter of my solo adventures abroad close and I begin the next chapter of my life’s journey. I am taking time to reflect on the things I love about my life here in Italy. There’s no reason I can’t bring a […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Lists: I Heart Italy vs. I Heart USA
I noticed today it’s been a month since my last update so I forced myself to sit down and write to you. I’ve been doing a lot more living and a lot less writing this month; I know you’ll forgive me for that. So… where to start? How about my trip to Sicily where I […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
I’m enjoying a relaxing summer and escaping the Bolognese heat at the seaside as much as possible. I so enjoy my time with Kristi, her two boys and the interesting cast of characters I’ve met in Ravenna. So, in Italy, these are NOT creme filled donuts. That’s why I can eat one for breakfast every […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Two of My Summer Favorites
I spent a few days this week with my friend Kristi at her summer place outside of Ravenna on the Adriatic Sea in Punta Marina Terme. She takes her two sons there in early June and stays until the beginning of September. Her husband works in Bologna during the week and joins them for the […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on This Summer Is No Sweat!
For someone who does most of their travels solo, I knew this trip was going to be very different for me. I quickly learned that it’s nice traveling with someone. You don’t have to take your luggage and coffee into the airport bathroom with you. Paris: Our flight was delayed 7 hours and we ended up […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on I’ve Been Trippin’ – Part Deux
Traveling is all about new experiences. Today I went to the doctor for the first time in a foreign country, but not just any doctor. It was time for my lady parts annual check-up with the gynecologist. Again, my Georgia Peach guardian angel, Kristi set up an appointment for me with her doctor who speaks […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Lady Parts
“I love moving in day.” I say that sarcastically every time I move…it reminds me of that horrible Mucinex commercial with the cartoon phlegm moving into some weary souls chest. *sigh* As I write this entry, I can’t believe it’s only been 12 hours since I hopped on the bus to get the keys to […]Continue Reading... 7 Comments.
My last day in Bologna was pretty close to perfect. It was a beautiful morning and I was up and at ’em and meeting with my future employer by 10:30a in the city center. Afterwards I enjoyed a caffe and was invited to listen to some live music on Friday night…I couldn’t make myself say […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Delayed.
There’s a difference between being stared at and being judged. I’ve learned to smile through the stares because people, by nature, are curious. Don’t get me wrong. I can feel if someone’s intention isn’t kind when they’re examining me. On the bus, for example, I do get the occasional, “Biatch, you are standing way too […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.