Tag Archives: Italians

Italians in London

Marco and I were walking briskly through Hyde Park in London, arms linked and heads ducked against the wind, when a middle-aged man stopped us with a warm, “buongiorno!”.  He heard us talking in Italian and was thrilled by the … Continue reading

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How to Marry an Italian

Finally, what you’re all coming to this blog to find out: How to find and marry an Italian. I did it. Here’s how you can, too! First, woo him with your exotic American ways When I first arrived in Italy I … Continue reading

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How to be an Italian

While I’m always hesitant for such sweeping statements about an entire culture and ethnicity, if you’re interested in a sort of How To Be an Italian Guide for Dummies, this would be a good start.   Espresso is a way of … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: Battle of the Oranges, The Fight

It was my first time in Ivrea, in Piedmont actually, and though the city had its carnevale mask on glimpses of the town could be found through the mask. I was lucky to be there on the first day in … Continue reading

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What I’m Thankful For – Italy Edition

1) Italian food Because let’s get real … it’s amazing 2) Italian Men Ahem, I mean MY Italian man 3) Italian Mountains 4) Italian Beaches 5) Old Italians They ditch you in line and mean mug you on the streets, … Continue reading

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Teaching Small Children, In Numbers

To accompany my Monday “When Plans Go Awry” post and based off the popularity of my “Parent’s Visit, In Numbers” post I decided to continue the theme, this time based off of my time working with small children, predominately from … Continue reading

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Halloween Across Cultures

“Do you celebrate Halloween? What will you do?” Not everyone in Italy celebrates Halloween, but with the holiday approaching I still bring up the subject in my ESL lessons. Still, I didn’t expect it when the sweet, obedient 12-year-old girl I … Continue reading

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