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May 2017

Book Club

Book Review: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

May 26, 2017

Vacations are the perfect time to catch up on some reading. During our Italian trip I was able to finish this touching book, A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman. He’s the first Swedish author I’ve read and I heard a lot about this book while living here in Sweden. The story is about a seemingly old cranky man named Ove, who at first you think is just a grumpy old man complaining about everything in life, but as the…

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Lifestyle Travel

Italian Escape: Venice

May 24, 2017

We were unlucky with the weather during our quick trip to Venice. Daniel caught the cold that I had so desperately trying to get over and he stayed in for the first full day. The weather was cold, rainy and we had warnings for floods, so there wasn’t much time to sightsee. I did manage to go out on my own for an hour or so and that’s when I found the big square…. On our second day in Venice,…

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Lifestyle Travel

Italian Escape: Florence

May 22, 2017

Not knowing what to expect in Florence, it quickly became my favorite city in Italy. The charm of the city mixed with the modernization made me feel at home. Not as big or as busy as Rome, Florence is a great place to eat, drink and shop.   The bridge was another interesting thing to see, this is where the jewelry district is and they have little shops that are built into the actual bridge. Not sure how they can…

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Lifestyle Travel

Italian Escape: Our Roman Holiday

May 16, 2017

When we were planning our Spring vacation, we knew we wanted to go somewhere fairly close and a place neither of us had visited. Italy has always been on my wish list of places to visit for it’s culture, rich history, fashion and food. We decided to take a tour through Italy starting from Rome, then moving on to Florence, stopping by Venice and ending our trip in Milan. We want to see everything we could at once to get…

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Food Travel

Italian Escape: All About the Food

May 12, 2017

OMG, what can I say about the food in Italy. Where do I begin? The food was so fresh and skillfully prepared. I was inspired by the simple ingredients of their pastas, most didn’t have meat in them, but they were so hearty that it really hit the spot. Also, it didn’t leave us with the bloated stuffed feeling that we normally get when we would eat the same foods at home. It was a cleaner way of eating Italian…

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