You’ll never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.
If you’ve ever been to Turin, chances are you’ve seen the building high up on the hill that seems to be watching over the city. In fact, on my first day here as we drove from the airport to Turin, I’m pretty sure the first thing I asked was, “what is that building all the way up there?”. And from that moment, a visit to this … Continue reading Two Thousand Feet Above: A Visit to the Basilica of the Superga
The Battle of the Oranges: proof that Italy’s Carnevale celebrations go way further than its well known Carnival of Venice. Continue reading When Life Gives You Oranges, Visit the Historical Carnival of Ivrea
Coffee + chocolate is a culture in itself in Turin, so it only makes sense that the city’s traditional drink, bicerin, is a mixture of those ingredients. Served in a rounded glass, bicerin is a hot drink with 3 layers: chocolate, espresso, and finally a cold layer of thick cream at the top. I know what you’re thinking…this type of heavenly drink exists? The ingredients … Continue reading Trying Bicerin: Turin’s Signature Drink
For the majority of my life, I’ve been interested in learning about Italian culture but I’ve always been extra curious about my Italian family history. In fact, I can’t remember a time where I wasn’t curious about it. On my mother’s side, finding information was pretty easy; I had countless conversations with my Nana about her family, their culture, and her childhood. After she died, although … Continue reading Finding my Roots in Mosso Santa Maria
I was lying in bed last Monday night, Google-ing cafés’ in the area. Some seemed trendy, some were very popular amongst locals, and some had a lot of history attached. But there was one café in my search that stood out to me. Now, before I go on, I need to mention that I was never a “cat person” unlike my best friend Carly who … Continue reading CATppuccino at Neko Café
My first week as a solo traveler was pretty discouraging to say the least, and not only do I blame my anxious head for this rough start, I also blame coffee. Yep, you definitely read that right… Continue reading Solo Travel: Anxiety & Coffee