The feast of St. Mary Magdalene (Santa Maria Maddalena) on July 22nd is a big deal here in La Maddalena. She is the patron saint of the city and the island, and the church here is dedicated to her as … [ Continue reading... ]
It is hard to take mundane everyday life and make people want to read about it. It may be a little different for us only because we are in a foreign country– but we still do the ordinary … [ Continue reading... ]
Assuming you have notified your credit card company ahead of time that you’ll be traveling or living outside of the United States, using your U.S.-issued credit cards in Italy should not be a problem. They are “every place you want … [ Continue reading... ]
Ed and I have been here in Sardinia for almost 2 months. It has been a worthwhile experience, and we are so very happy to be here. We are still learning. It takes time.
We probably will get a car … [ Continue reading... ]
Days of Celebration
The president of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, has been in town for more than a week. Except for the extra security around the house, and reporters occasionally standing outside the house doing interviews, you would hardly even know … [ Continue reading... ]
The Latest Move
This last week has mostly been devoted to moving into and getting things settled in our new apartment. It took 5 trips to move all our belongings here. We were walking and rolling carry-on luggage about a … [ Continue reading... ]
Presidents, Markets, Aperitivos, and More
We have been wondering how we would be able to leave this beautiful island at the end of the month. Well, guess what? We don’t have to!! We sign the lease on our new little … [ Continue reading... ]
The First Week
Coming here was surprisingly uneventful. We stepped off the plane in Olbia, collected our bags, and stepped into a whole new world! — moving from Texas to Italy. Our school set us up with a driver. He … [ Continue reading... ]
Flying in a hot-air balloon has been on our to-do list probably since the 1980s. But through all those years, for one reason or another, it never happened.
Most recently, this past summer (2016), we were all set to take … [ Continue reading... ]