Tag Archives: Repatriation

Missed Traditions

One of my favorite things about living in Italy, in retrospect, is the numerous festivals, commemorations, and other traditions that surround the holiday season. It seems like each village had their own unique way of commemorating specific saint days. Witnessing … Continue reading

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Dear blog, I’ve thought about you from time to time over the past 12 months. It’s safe to say I’ve missed you. However, there were more important things going on, and writing it down, keeping in touch, fell way down … Continue reading

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An American Holiday

I was sad last October in Italy when I realized that, while we would get to participate in many rich European holiday traditions, having Halloween was prettymuch an impossibility. Sure, I could dress up my daughter in costume, but who … Continue reading

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Brave Beginnings

Dropping a comfortable and stable life for expatriation, whatever one’s reasons, is a brave thing to do. It’s also reckless and more than a little stupid. My first experience abroad was as an au pair the summer following my freshman … Continue reading

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