Author Archives: sarahjoy

Oh hi there!

First of all, thank you to all the new followers! Considering my severe lack of posting recently, I was surprised to see how many people found me AND hit that follow button. A big thank you: my two blogs have … Continue reading

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My Favourite Italian City

Thanks again to Kelly, Jasmine, and Kristie for organising the #dolcevitabloggers: last month saw so many other Italian connections out there, it feels great knowing there’s a whole community of us! This month’s theme is our favourite Italian city. From a purely … Continue reading

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Trento Christmas Markets

Any Italian will tell you that if you want to see real Christmas markets, you should head north to the mountainous region of Trentino Alto Adige. Having been under Austrian rule until 1919, this area is characterised by its Austrian … Continue reading

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The Italian Connection

Thanks to my terrible procrastination from lesson planning, I’ve recently come across a few other (much more professional) fellow English speaking expats blogging about Italy.

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Polenta: the Brescian Staple

I recently made un’altro passo (another step) into the vita italiana…or perhaps more specifically, in this case, la vita bresciana (from Brescia, my region of Italy). At my first full family meal here in Italy I was presented with horse … Continue reading

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Things your expat friend wants you to know

In the modern age of travel, with the huge trend in gap years and discovering one’s self abroad, most groups of friends will have at least one expat friend. Perhaps they spend just a few months away and return even … Continue reading

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Read-in-Tranquillity: Parco Castello Bonoris, Montichiari.

with Desperate Characters by Paula Fox It might not be the tourist-centre of Italy, but Montichiari – only a twenty minute drive from the south-east side of Lake Garda, and forty minutes from Verona – does hold a few unique … Continue reading

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