All About the Berg (Bergamo, Lombardia)

All About the Berg (Bergamo, Lombardia)

So, it's been a while since I have written a travel post. That's because, since returning from Italy, I have remained mostly in San Diego. I am from San Diego, so being here doesn't feel like traveling, but rather like returning to a childhood memory. Recently, I've been pondering the meaning of home.  I have [...]

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10 Things Foreigners get Right about Americans

10 Things Foreigners get Right about Americans

1. Everything is bigger in Amurica. Buildings, coffee, plates, cars, houses, freeways, lines... 2. Americans LOVE freedom whatever that means. "And I'm proud to be an American where at least I know I'm free!" 3. Americans have different accents. Californian, Bostonian, Southern 4. Americans eat hamburgers and hotdogs. On the 4th of July, at the [...]

A Conversation with the Cheese Man

A Conversation with the Cheese Man

 My friends and I have talked a lot about our dreams of opening a cafe or a bakery.  Of course it's always been just that, a far-off dream, but if it didn't seem like such an unattainable goal, what are the obstacles we would face? I’ve always imagined that the main obstacle to small-scale producers [...]

Catania: Where to Eat

Catania: Where to Eat

Catania, a city famous for its fresh sea food, pasta alla norma, and the glorious cannoli! Instead of wandering the streets hungry for a reliable restaurant, check out the restaurants that have impressed me. FOR DINNER Biscari  Expensive http://www.ristorantebiscari.it/ Though quite expensive, I may have had the best meal of my life at this restaurant. My [...]

Exploring Sicilian Markets

Exploring Sicilian Markets

Have you ever bitten into a tomato as you would an apple? I developed this habit when I was living in Catania cause the tomatoes are really as good as apples.  Where I'm from in California, we have good produce, but a Sicilian tomato cannot be replicated and American tomatoes are tasteless seed balls in [...]