Saturday, March 15, 2014

I do love Trieste but...

sometimes it feels like the only person in a hurry here is ME. Especially on the sidewalks. Serious people-jams. Constantly.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Who is the most important woman in Trieste?

March is Women's History Month.

Yesterday I asked one of my friends (a journalist) who the most important business woman in Trieste was, and the only person he could come up with was Anna Illy, and that is fair as she is still on the Board of Illy and was/is quite active in the community. Two other powerful women came out in the conversation, but one is German (CEO of TAL), so neither of us has actually seen her or knows anything about her. The other person is the President of the Port Authority, Monassi. That position is encouraging. It got me to thinking, though. Wow. We've got a lot of work to do around here.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

Welcome Home Stranger, etc.

Sorry, Friends, I have been busy blogging at that I haven't been keeping you up to date!

I know that people find their way onto this site, so I will try to be better. I am actually making some serious plans to make this blog a little more useful for people coming to Trieste to live.

For one thing, my colleagues and I have started a group for people who are newcomers in Trieste called Welcome Home Stranger.

We get together once a month to be social or to share information. The group is constantly shifting as new people hear about it, but so far everyone is incredibly nice. I hope you will join us.

We are also planning on putting together a little video series for people moving to Trieste to give more relevant information than you can find readily on the internet. So watch for that.

In the meantime, do check for the latest on what's going on at the Italian American Association. The Storytime series is underway, for example, which means stories for kids in English on Saturday mornings. We are always looking for readers!

Also, both of our film series are underway. We would love to have you join us for those as well.
Feel free to stop by or call. Let's meet!

And remember, nothing will make your transition to Trieste better than VOLUNTEERING! We are an association run by volunteers. We would love to have you. See you soon at the Association!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas Santa Houses in Downtown a little Sad

Have you seen that little Santa's Village without the Santa in Piazza Ponte Rosso? They have these little wooden houses that would seem quaint anywhere else, especially if there was anything christmassy about their contents. The 5 euro hot dogs, no-stain tablecloths, 3 euro vin brulĂ©, I don't think so.

I'm sorry, I am just not feeling it this year.

Friday, September 13, 2013

A Note about Busses

Here is my latest: as a regular bus rider in Trieste, I decided to write: Open Letter to Trieste Trasporti

Just thought I would share, as this blog is about Trieste and living here!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Three Cheers for the Bora

Man that wind feels good.