Sunday, August 7, 2011

First Night in Bologna

... Was also coincidentally my birthday!

We had a little bit of a celebration... and I made new friend(s). We ate at Osteria d'orso which was really good! I had the risotto with brie, mushrooms and truffles. YUM! It was really comical trying to fit all 10 of us on one long bench-style table, and then it quickly became embarassing after happy birthday was sung rather raucously first in Italian, then Spanish, and then English (with an attempt in German). Um. Yeah. So much for trying to blend in. :)

Still on the hunt for apartments... which is a bit nerve wracking. I depart for the sanctuary at Domodossola on Wednesday. Ah well. Que sara', sara'. Eh? 

Thanks for the photos John!

This is my bff. She doesn't care if I make mistakes in Italian. 
In fact, she lets me talk as much as I'd like!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Looks like my plans for my very brief "summer" are falling into place. Amsterdam for around four days, and then to a workaway in the Italian Alps. It is a completely vegetarian Buddhist retreat. I just hope that I can find an apartment before then, because I will be much more relaxed. :)

Monday, August 1, 2011


It's funny... 'cause in the next photo I have my arm around Marilyn...

Thanks for the photo skills, Juliana! <3