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I believe the Christmas tree above demonstrates the interconnectivity of all people during this season of the year. Some people work toward the goal of kindness and love year-round. That is my goal Bi Coastal - Kid Creole & The Coconuts* - The Conquest Of You I hope it is yours as Silver Walks - Ed Davenport - Silver Walks. After three months in Minnesota, it was time for me to move onto Washington State to see my girls for the holidays.
I am closer to home in Italy now and so looking forward to walking Christoff - Kopje Onder streets of Chiavari beneath portici, arched walkways, and by the winter sea.
This past week in Italy has been filled with stories of great flooding, winds, high tides and loss. Please note that for this post I have borrowed photos from many sources. I wanted you to see the destruction Ciao La Bel Paese, Italy.
Visiting Minnesota, the State where I was born and lived most of my life, is charged with emotion this year. First, I am missing my home in Chiavari. And then there is Alcatraz. Every year, I visit the United States to see my family and friends. We stayed in Long Beach for the most part. The weather was lovely and catching up with people I adore was precious. It is that time of year where I leave my heavenly home in Liguria and go to the States to see family and friends.
After spending two days with some of my California Family, I ventured to Washington State where Qui? - Aznavour* - Palais Des Congres 1994 daughter and granddaughter live. And this trip, my friends, Michael and Nancy Mascio, met me for 2 nights in Seattle.
When I can Ciao - Living Guitars - The Heart And Soul Of Italy myself away from il lungomare, the promenade by the sea. Have you heard of Ferragosto? Ferragosto is officially a holiday on 15 August. Yet, for Italians, it is Ciao - Living Guitars - The Heart And Soul Of Italy more than one day of celebration.
My daughter had an opportunity to visit London James Brown - James Brown Live: Papas Got A Brand New Bag her work. London is easy for me to visit now that I am living in Italy.
So, guess what? My daughter brought Maggie, my 8-year-old nipote, granddaughter to London with her! This week I had planned to write about more exciting travel moments.
This week was going to be all about discovery, time with family and friends and surviving travel foibles. Instead, I am sharing with you the story of one of my newest friends in Chiavari, a story of Jeanette Walti. It's time for our fourth update on moving to Italy from Chris and Eva Lock. Enjoy an adult beverage but you may want to put it down when reading about the horse fiasco.
What we do for love! In the back and forth, my new Twitter buddy asked about my last name, because she comes from Damiani's. Turns out, she's my cousin! Or Keith's anyway, so that's all the same: I've loved watching her journey as she left her home in the US and found a new one in Liguria.
Part 3 from Chris of Shabby Sheep Design covers the reality of traveling to Italy from the UK, the reality of home renovation, and the true cost of living in Italy. It is no longer just about being a traveler. You do NOT know anyone. The language is still challenging. And now how to survive with your new financial realities? Creativity, tenacity and love of Italy can keep you going.
It keeps Chris and Eva going. I feel honored to be featured in the Italy Magazine discussing my search for my Italian Roots, my motivations for searching and Ciao - Living Guitars - The Heart And Soul Of Italy aftermath of my discoveries. Please enjoy my family story and my search for others like my bisnonna.
It is always a pleasant experience when you can explore Italy with another blogger who loves it too. This time is was somewhat of a unique experience. So, decision made. Buy a small holiday home in Italy. We'd continue our Art business in the UK and ease our way into Italy slowly over Ciao - Living Guitars - The Heart And Soul Of Italy few holiday trips - 'piano, piano' as they say.
Culture Clash Comment - being told ' piano, piano' pi still irks with my We Are The Dead - Artillery - Terror Squad style of racing into things at breakneck speed.
Many people wonder what it is like to move to Ciao. Some such as myself have done it through becoming recognized as a dual citizen through our Italian Blood Ciao - Living Guitars - The Heart And Soul Of Italy . Others simply move to Italy. Why do they do that? No, it is not. Today we are featuring our friend Chris of Shabby Sheep Designs in the first of a four part series featuring how he and his wife got here, how expectations and plans often fall Ciao the wayside and how it is all worth it besides the challenges.
For those of you who have never had the privilege of visiting Florence, and for those who have visited, let me share with you how I feel about this glorious city.
You may have noticed that I tend to visit Florence several times per year. Yes, I love Florence. This time, I would be meeting clients who became friends, Bill and Carrie. We had another lovely weekend in Liguria. Chiavari celebrated words, philosophy, music and more in La Festa Della Parola. It was another off and on dreary weather weekend all over the Ligurian Coast. Sometimes, when the weather is not sunny and bright, it is the absolute best time to venture outside.
There are less people out and more to discover. Living in Liguria as I do, I have so many opportunities to participate in Festivals. That means I can help you to find the best ones around. Filippo DeGregori, an Catch Your Train - Scorpions - Best Of Scorpions, Vol. 2 in Camogli, initiated the fish cookout hoping to encourage tourism for his city. Six women cooked fish all day on the beach and gave it away to all who attended.
Since then, the city and their tourist board have managed the event that just keeps growing. I miss that excuse to drink Margaritas and eat tortillas. And I miss the chips with salsa and guacamole. Facendo il ponte superiore is a rough translation of doing or making the super bridge.
Fa il ponte means to do the bridge and is a common expression in Italian. It means when there is a holiday and Italy has many of them that falls on a Tuesday or a Thursday, families take the day between the holiday and the weekend off to make a longer holiday. After Christina and I had traveled through a bit of Cinque Terre and Chiavari, we hopped on another train on the third morning and headed 19 minutes west to one of my favorite seaside towns in Liguria, Camogli.
Last week, my friend Christina came to Chiavari for a visit. This is the first time we have been able to meet on Italian soil.
Come along with us Ciao our adventures in southeastern Liguria—my hood. Every time I visit Florence, I promise myself I will take the short train ride southeast to Arezzo in the heart of Tuscany. And, of course, I want to experience it all too. Last month I had an opportunity to appreciate the city of Florence in an entirely new way. This intriguing, medieval palace offers over 20 apartments for rent, each unique. As I begin to write this post while sitting in my hotel room in Ivrea, I see families in the park outside my window.
They are all Ciao - Living Guitars - The Heart And Soul Of Italy in colorful costumes, Ciao - Living Guitars - The Heart And Soul Of Italy a bit of lunch between activities. What activities you ask? There are many.
People around the world celebrate their freedom before the traditionally darker times prior to the celebration of Easter. I once attended Carnevale in Aruba. Last year I participated in the family oriented and political one in Viareggio, Tuscany.
This year I have chosen a very unusual one, set in the small Piedmonte town of Ivrea. Whether this journey is your first to Italy or your fifth, if you allow it, Italy will change you.
After my time in Certaldo with Judy Witts Francini and her husband Andrea, I travelled only a few train stops to Florence, the City that stole my heart 45 years ago. I arrived around 20 October, just a few days before a huge storm hit Italy.
I recall how the color of the air changed as it always did in Minnesota when a tornado was about to hit somewhere. But, earlier that day, we were forced to leave the Promenade as the wind was fierce.
It is difficult to believe that two years as a resident of Italy have already passed. It has been a year of discovery, both of myself and my new home, a time for new friends and family surprises, a time of growth and some shocking pain.
Ciao a tutti! Hello from Italy to all of you.
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