Podcast episode with Paolo from www.disgracesonthemenu.com about experiencing reverse culture shock when moving back to your home country after living abroad. Continue reading “Podcast: Reverse Culture Shock, Italy to the USA”
Blame it on the beautiful travel blogs, inspiring influencer accounts, and your semester spent abroad: sometimes, it feels like every other person has lived abroad, and therefore it must not be all that difficult to do. All that’s required to have this exotic life for yourself is quit your job, give up a bunch of your belongings, save a lot of money, and want it badly enough. Continue reading “Complete Guide for Your International Move to Italy”
The story of an overseas move is fascinating and inspiring. It’s a romantic adventure that everyone wants to hear. The story of the move back, on the other hand, isn’t a bestseller. Continue reading “There and Back Again: The transition from Italy back to the USA”
This time one year ago, in May 2017, I was deep in the business of the biggest move I’ve ever done, from Italy back to the USA.
Continue reading “Last May”
If you had to choose one last dessert, the last you’d ever eat, what would it be? Continue reading “foodstorie/s | Last Desserts”
There are several ways to say goodbye in Italian: “A presto,” see you soon; “Ciao,” bye (also hi!); “Addio,” a final farewell; and “Arrivederci,” see you again. I’m saying arrivederci to Italy, because this time next month, I’ll be on a plane back to America, but it doesn’t mean my story with Italy is over. Continue reading “Arrivederci, Italia”
My reading repertoire includes 80% fantasy and 19% nonfiction, to temper all that epic storytelling (and 1% other: I do enjoy other genres…yet inevitably feel like they’re lacking in something. Castles, or magic).
I recently finished The Culture Code by Clotaire Rapaille. And it got me thinking about the culture code for Italy. Continue reading “Italy’s Culture Code”