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... yesterday. In Italy many restaurants charge €2 for bread as a matter of course. Skipping lunch, we drove through the narrow roads of Chianti and visited three hill towns over 4-1/2 hours: Castellini, Radda and Volpaia. Castellini is the smallest of the three towns but it may be the oldest dating back to Etruscan times. There seemed to be just one old main street lined with little shops. We stopped by a wine bar ...
... they complained that their pasta was cold! I'm wondering about the colours emerging for Spring/Summer in Melbourne ...I love colour but wear a lot of black. As I type I can see the colour I painted my nails tonight - hmmm, this new nail polish may be only for the holiday! I have not even considered the neon eyeshadow that many of the Italian women seem to love. In spite of this, though, I have been in awe by how well dressed many of the Italian women are. ...
... of the streets improved, as did the quality of the shops and the overall atmosphere and presentation of the city. In the 1700-1800’s, the Ponte Vecchio was lined with numerous butcher markets. As they were situated over the Arno River, all the offcuts of meat were thrown into the river, much to the delight of the fish. As you can imagine, the smell of meat and scrapes was pungent. As a result, the King, who was a member of the famous Medici family and occupied the ...
... European buffet breakfast. Because the Giro d'Italia was going through Santa Maria ... We decided to bypass it entirely and head straight for Sienna/Casciana in Chianti. First we had to gas up - rental company had assured me the car was a diesel - big fat lie. Afte trying several grades of diesel whose nozzles wouldn't fit the gas opening (thanks be to god), I read the manual and found out it actually took unleaded gas - $2.50 a liter. First part of the drive was hairy ...
... in this psych class the professor asked us to consider how culture shock might be affecting our own lives. Hmmm...perfect first blog post. So here it goes. I wrote this piece for the class a week after being in Florence so many MANY experiences have come and gone since but I figure this is a good starting point for the blog. Here goes:
Luckily I had been somewhat prepared to immerse myself in Italy by my parents who repeatedly told me, ...
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