February 2010

Discovering Schiacciata

February 28, 2010

Yesterday Lorenzo took me on a special trip into the hills of Florence. We went to a little village called Chiuesa Nuova where he used to have band rehearsals and singing lessons back in the day. The purpose of our trip was we Schiacciata. Schiacciata is a big sandwich with Focaccia type bread (although it [...]

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Boboli Gardens

February 22, 2010

I did it! Well, almost. I took a stroll through the Bobobli Gardens this weekend. It was amazing! Lorenzo and I went to the front of Palazzo Pitti, which is enormous and also the main entrance to the gardens. There is a photo of me standing in front of it so that you can get [...]

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Month #1 Florence, Italy

February 19, 2010

Since arriving in Florence on 28th of December, quite a lot has happened. I will hopefully be staying here in Florence for a while and traveling to other countries in the meantime. I had a full-packed month of learning during my TEFL course over the past four weeks. Now, here I am sent out into [...]

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Avatar-Food for Thought

February 19, 2010

Last night, Lorenzo and I went and saw Avatar at the Odeon. The Odeon is the English language theater in Florence, they play original-sound movies 2-3 times a week. It is really great that we have a chance to go see movies together because we never got to do it in Australia, when Lorenzo was [...]

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A Day in Rome, A Month in Florence

February 16, 2010

I have been in Florence for one month now. I have learned to be an ESL teacher, I have learned to cook (sort of) and I have learned to be a tourist (or not be a tourist) in a tourist city. I have not learned to speak Italian, and this is my biggest setback. I [...]

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