3 continents in 40 days and here’s what I learned

I’m back on the blog so ciao to all of you! In the past few months since I fell off the grid, I’ve been busy teaching English at a private school here in Florence, perfected the 4:38 bike commute, and also just finished a massive trip around the world. … Read More 3 continents in 40 days and here’s what I learned

How to Talk About Donald Trump in Italy

Well, sweet friends, it’s official. Today, the 20th of January in the year 2017, the United States of America inaugurated Donald J. Trump as their 45th President.

While the extent of DJT’s foreign policy thus far seems incredibly divisive, what with the wall talk and such, I’m still going to try and keep the calm. Team Trump established their official slogan “America first” and asserted that “America will start winning again.” I can’t put those words in a context that tranquillizes them. … Read More How to Talk About Donald Trump in Italy

5 Things I do that Piss off the Italians

I generally try really hard to “blend in” culturally. Yes, I have pale skin and green eyes, but what I lack in swarthiness I gain back in frizzy hair so I can generally pass for just another Italian at a quick glance. I am a proponent for respecting all cultures, but there are some behaviors of mine I just can’t seem to let go of that really bother my beloved Italians. Scusa! Sorry, not so very sorry!… Read More 5 Things I do that Piss off the Italians