Continued from the previous post. We sat in front of the gelateria while our cab driver got out to inquire about the address of our Airbnb apartment. It was the first time I had ever used Airbnb, and I was ready to bite my nails. I think that's every traveler's nightmare...accommodations not as ... Read More about Travel Series: Falling in love with Florence
Like an eager child who incessantly asks, "are we there yet?!", I couldn't keep my eyes off of the map of our flight path on our flight to Europe. Although I've never been a tourist in Germany, Frankfurt has always been my gateway to Europe. The best part about the Frankfurt airport? What I ... Read More about Travel Series: Arriving in Florence
This trip to Italy is the closest thing I've experienced to having a baby. At first, it started as a strong desire two years ago. An all-consuming dream, really. (Hence, the beginning of this blog, with sporadic postings since August 2013). Then, nine months ago my idea was conceived. The due ... Read More about Dream again…
Fall is in the air: sunsets at 7:00, sweater weather, golden leaves, and pumpkin spice lattes. At first I resisted the crispness in the air because truth be told, I’d rather have the sun than a fire and a beach instead of a blanket. I wasn’t ready to let go of summer's carefree fun. Trees know ... Read More about Letting go is easy if you’re a tree.
Even if you don't speak a lick of Italian, I bet you can figure out these words: intelligente, pazienza, expressione, colore, possible. Just sing the English version and you've got it. All these cognates make learning Italian oh so easy for use English speakers. But some Italian faux ami can be a ... Read More about Faux amis: pettinare and pretendere