Blog hop!

Sorry, scusate, but this post is going to be in English. Perchè? Because it has to be intelligible by Italians, speakers of English and my loyal Dutch readers at the same time. The reason for this is that ages ago my fellow blogger Annalisa from travel blog Viaggio Vagando invited me to join her on…

Expat: outsider for life

Ready, set, go: English this time round! Since I also really enjoy writing in English, I thought I’d treat you with one of my pieces that, dangerously enough, even Italians will be able to understand. Nevertheless, I know it’s safe since this article on expat life has already been featured in the PDF version of…

Discipline – dat woord hoor je niet zo vaak

Aan het einde van mijn les hebben mijn student en ik het over Japanners. Ik benoem een eigenschap waar ze bekend om staan: ‘They are so disciplined.’ ‘Sorry?’ ‘Disciplined – da disciplina in italiano.’ ‘Oh yes, that’s a beautiful word, you don’t hear it very often.’ ‘…Maybe here in Italy you don’t hear it very…