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Rubber baby buggy bumpers


Up until a few days ago I was wearing t-shirts and sunglasses. Now my rubber boots and two umbrellas are sitting by the door. Oddly, in rainy Genova, I have never found a proper raincoat so if any of my … Continue reading

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Eewwww, you eat anchovies?


Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be writing about eating anchovies or recipes but here goes… This dish is called “stoccafisso Genovese” or something like that anyway, I’m probably missing an important preposition in there somewhere … Continue reading

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In the know


Almost every tourist desires an authentic experience when taking a vacation in a new place. I can remember while I was working on the ship how knowing where to shop and having an insider’s know-how of a place could make … Continue reading

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The Magic of Liguria


Never before had I seen these golden trees called “Mimosa”. In fact, the only Mimosa I was familiar with was the one that comes in a glass and makes me giddy! But I must say that seeing these golden miracles … Continue reading

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The Alchemy of sweetness


Sometimes I have a gap between my lessons and I need somewhere to hang out. On Mondays, you can find me at Baby Bar in Foce. I started going there because it was near my student’s office but I have … Continue reading

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One Billion Rising-Genoa, Italy


Piazza dei Ferrari, Flashmob on St. Valentine’s Day, 2013 To raise awareness of violence against women.

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Truffle oil and gas


For the record, I have got a nose like a hound. Not the shape or size, thank God, but I can smell fire from miles away. Which is perhaps why I have such terrible allergies…I’m sensitive to everything! In fact, … Continue reading

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