The Italianized Blonde

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How I Took My First Solo Trip to Italy: A Pet Sitting Post

Nyles is the reason why all this happens! The magic of pet sitting!  It’s quite stunning how sometimes a random talk can lead you to live something you had always dreamed of but you just didn’t know how to make it happen. It all started when, during a forest hike in my country Guadeloupe (French West Indies), my friend Amélie told me about the way she was going to cope with her two cats while she will be travelling for three weeks in Ethiopia. She explained to me that a German girl will  ...

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A Dessert for Coffee Lovers: Francy’s Tiramisù

Are you in need of a little pick-me-up? Well, that is exactly what tiramisù is! Tiramisù is a typical Italian dessert and personally, one of my favorites. The literal translation of tiramisù is “pick me up.” It is a kind of cake made with cream, light fluffy biscuits, and LOTS of espresso. My mom and I had the joy of learning how to make this delicious sweet. My friend, Francesca, has been making my husband’s birthday cake (a giant pan of tiramisù) for the past three years and I finally  ...

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A Foodie in Genoa: Top 6 Restaurants to Check Out

If you are a foodie or happen to be obsessed with Italian food, Genoa is the city for you! Genoa is known as the birthplace of pesto (a basil sauce for pasta) and the genovese people love to eat good food. The region has several typical dishes that are enjoy all around Italy, and several are now international. Restaurants are on ever corner and most of the time they are full, especially on weekend nights for dinner. Here are a few of my favorites featuring local cuisine from the region and  ...

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Exploring Genoa

Again and again I find myself falling in love with Italy. In three years, I have seen Italy’s shortcomings and I’ve had my meltdowns over bureaucratic chaos, but the historic charm, delicious food, and natural beauty continues to capture my heart daily. My most recent trip to Genoa (or Italian Genova) reminded me of this as I wandered through the ancient winding streets. Genoa like much of Italy has an expansive history that is well recorded for over centuries. During the 1200-1600’s It was  ...

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