Daytrip to Pisa – more than just a tower
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Daytrip to Pisa – more than just a tower

[A high Arno river in Pisa - Photo credit: Svebor Karaman] Pisa, oh Pisa why do I not give you enough attention? This city on the sea seems to be most famous to many Florentines as the place where you get your ryanair flights and of course the famous leaning tower of Pisa. That being … Continue reading

September events in Florence, Italy
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September events in Florence, Italy

I absolutely love September in Florence. The weather gets a little cooler, the Florentines have returned to town and to work and there is a lively buzz around town. There are lots of events around town, cool art, Vogue’s Fashion night out, truffle sagra, harvest festivals and this girl wishes she could clone herself to … Continue reading

Villa Las Tronas in Alghero, Sardinia – luxury on the waterfront
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Villa Las Tronas in Alghero, Sardinia – luxury on the waterfront

Alghero sweet Alghero – jewel of a town on the gorgeous, mysterious and truthfully bewitching island of Sardinia (Sardegna in Italian). Me and Frenchy made this town our ferragosto (famous holiday in August) escape for a long weekend and stayed at Villa Las Tronas Hotel & Spa on our first night in Alghero. Very centrally located … Continue reading

A day at the San Rossore racetrack, Pisa
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A day at the San Rossore racetrack, Pisa

A day at the races, sounds like something one says who is from the south. American south, I mean (and yes I can say that because I am a southern native myself). I have never been to the Kentucky derby nor many horse races in Texas (unless you count the rodeo - which is much much … Continue reading

Blog tour day 3 – ‘Mad in Italy’ & discovering Kandinsky
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Blog tour day 3 – ‘Mad in Italy’ & discovering Kandinsky

Day three of my blog tour adventure started off with this very nerdy (and awesome) cappuccino with yes, that is my twitter name emblazoned on top with chocolate script. I almost didn’t want to drink it.. Luckily for us the hotel owner Andrea – a hilarious wise-cracking Pisan kept us constantly cracking up throughout the … Continue reading

Blog tour day 2 – Galileo & Twitter talk
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Blog tour day 2 – Galileo & Twitter talk

Day 2 : after a good night’s sleep we set off to meet our tour guide for the morning in the most famous area of Pisa, Piazza dei Miracoli – home of the leaning tower, Duomo and baptistry. Our particular tour focused on the life Galileo and his journey from birth to famous scientist – … Continue reading

Internet Festival blog tour day 1 – Pisa, Italy
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Internet Festival blog tour day 1 – Pisa, Italy

As you probably know from my previous posts or my blog’s facebook page, I am currently in Pisa, Italy on a four day blog tour scouring the city & attending conferences at the Internet Festival on a wide range of topics about the world-wide-web. It is only day  3 and yet it feels like a … Continue reading

Events this October in Florence & Tuscany
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Events this October in Florence & Tuscany

October has snuck up on us yet again and it’s shaping up to be another fun-filled month of events that I am very much looking forward to. I complain sometimes about how fast time seems to be flying – but let’s get real for a moment. It’s flying by because there are so much to … Continue reading