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A Lake Como Retreat

My accounts of my month as a ‘Swiss Miss’ have nearly come to an end. But before I bid farewell  to the home of the creamiest butter and tastiest water, I have to divulge my mini-vacay to Italia. My host … Continue reading

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Arrivederci Italia!

There’s nothing like a bit of in your face amorous behaviour, to depart Italia on. It was my last weekend on the Riviera and a couple had moved into the room next door. I knew this because there was a … Continue reading

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Ciao Italia! – Part 6

Once again, I was feeling under the weather. But at times of feeling rubbish it’s sometimes when I surprise myself the most. I managed to find a health shop within the small shopping streets of Varazze and locate some Echinacea. … Continue reading

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Ciao Italia! – Part 5 – Stuck in a Football Final Frenzy

My time in Italia coincided with the first anniversary of my father’s death. It was probably why I was so weird and stressed out in the first week and why I felt ill, in the next. Torino had often come … Continue reading

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Ciao Italia! – Part 4

My next week on the Italian Riviera, was filled with hope and opportunities of enjoying Italian life. After a week of gaining the courage to speak any of the language that could be heard above a croaky whisper, I was … Continue reading

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Ciao Italia! – Part 3 – A Trip to Cinque Terre

After my big decision that I was going to say no to the job, I tossed up going to Cinque Terre for a day trip. It was somewhere that I’d vaguely heard about and came recommended from a friend; so … Continue reading

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Ciao Italia! – Part 2

The next couple of days in Italy were filled with random train stories and big life decisions. I was asked to do some training for the school, which was me sitting in on some lessons and finding out what they … Continue reading

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Ciao Italia! – Part 1

My excitement for being in Italia was overshadowed by nerves of a potential new job and for the first time in a very long time, being alone in a foreign speaking country. After the crazy day of travel, I’d let … Continue reading

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From Scotland to Italia, Finalamente! Eccomi Qua

My Italian jaunt was set to begin; a destination I’d been longing for, for over half a year. There was a pull to live and work in a foreign speaking country, under the golden sun with rustic pasta and cheap … Continue reading

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Some People call me Lucky

After spending the week wondering ‘what if?’ last Friday I booked my tickets to go. For half a year I have been pining over living in Italy. I have never been and I don’t know anyone there; but there has … Continue reading

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