Monday, December 15, 2014

The Real Reason WE drink Cappuccino AFTER Dinner.

I tried my best to Explain. Remember this story and be PROUD to ask for that delicious dessert-like dirnk after supper.

I support you!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Another Record for Trieste

I believe this fine town has a record number of PAJAMA and SLIPPER STORES per capita for the entire Peninsula. 

Complete list coming. 

Just kidding. There is one on each block downtown. 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

If you have relocated you may relate

When you change countries at some point you may have to break up with your past too. I am kind of proud of this post because it indicates I have finally gotten somewhere in my time in Trieste. I guess it's a little sad too. When you can't find me here, I am HERE.

Anyway, we can have a spritz and discuss!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

More on Learning a Foreign Language

A lot of readers seemed to be interested in my post on How to Learn a Foreign Language, so today I have added some Thoughts on Language Learning that I wanted to share with you. See what you think!

Going to Aviano on Friday!

I am so excited! Denise and I are invited to the Aviano Air Force base! It's our first time going there. We have to be there suuuper early in the morning (8:00 and it's pretty far away, sigh), but I don't care. We will be talking to a group of significant others (as in NOT the military person but the person who came over with him or her) about Trieste.

A lot of people who come to Italy to live because of their partners have a difficult time finding their niche here. It can be sad and depressing until you find your way around and start living the life of a local yocal. It's hard to be the person who comes to Italy for work, too, but work is therapeutic. When you don't work after always working, it's really tough.

Anyway, we are going to tell them all about Trieste and why they should come visit the city and us at the Association. We will probably also talk about our Welcome Home Stranger program, culture shock, and learning the language.

I hope it's like Top Gun.

Just kidding.

My first Half Marathon after five years!

Did you do the Bavisela last weekend? Did you do the Family run, the Half Marathon or the Marathon? I ran the Half and here is my story about it. 

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.