Monthly Archives: February 2011

(Don’t) Drink the Water

Recently, on the Expats in Italy forum, a woman living near Florence wrote to say that she’d been vomiting all day after having consumed nothing but the local tap water. What could be wrong? While a plurality of replies confirmed … Continue reading

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Honey (x5)

This is all I’ve ever known about honey:  it comes from bees. Since moving to Italy, however, I’ve learned a bit more. For instance, it’s sold in the pharmacies as an anti-allergen. A daily spoonful can diminish seasonal allergies by … Continue reading

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February in Trentino

Last year, January never rose above freezing. The winds seemed angry as they cut through Trento. The sky was always grey, and the temperature gauge at the bank never rose above -7C in the daytime. We had snowfall through February … Continue reading

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