Week 48 – Christmas in Italy

Every year I spend my Christmas Holidays, or at least Christmas day, in Italy, with my father’s family. This year was no exception and after landing in Florence on the 21st of December and spending one night there, I then left for my family’s home village, Sellano, until the 26th. Continue reading “Week 48 – Christmas in Italy”

Week 40 – Picking Olives in Italy over the week-end

A few years back I had been helping a remote cousin who owns hundreds of acres of olive trees near Florence, Italy, during olive harvest. Since 2013, my mother has bought a house in Puglia, a region in the South of Italy, which has enough olive trees to make our own olive oil too! Continue reading “Week 40 – Picking Olives in Italy over the week-end”

Week 28 – Partying between olive trees and Trulli in Puglia

For the past 4 years I have attended an unmissable appointment on the 10th of August in the South of Italy, in Puglia, to celebrate my mother’s Birthday. Problem is, around the same date I also have to be in central Italy, in Umbria, for the traditional festivities of my father’s original town. Continue reading “Week 28 – Partying between olive trees and Trulli in Puglia”

Week 21 – Exploring & Shopping in Houston

After a few days in Wilmington, North Caroline, I flew to Houston, Texas, to see one of my dearest friends from my days in the Oil & Gas Industry. Continue reading “Week 21 – Exploring & Shopping in Houston”

Week 20 – A week in Wilmington, North Carolina

On Thursday the 15th of June I took a flight to Wilmington is a port city and the county seat of New Hanover County in coastal southeastern North Carolina, to attend my Cousin’s wedding, the 4th I was invited to this year. Continue reading “Week 20 – A week in Wilmington, North Carolina”

Week 14 – From a Wedding in Brazil to a Moroccan Wedding in Paris in a Week

Saturday the 13th of May I was in Buzios, a beautiful town close to Rio de Janeiro, to attend a Brazilian wedding, and by the 20th I was back in Paris to attend my first Moroccan wedding. Continue reading “Week 14 – From a Wedding in Brazil to a Moroccan Wedding in Paris in a Week”

Week 13 – The food I brought back from Rio – Recipe of the Brigadeiro

The Brigadeiro is a common Brazilian delicacy made from condensed milk, cocoa powder, butter and chocolate or nuts sprinkles to cover the outside layer. Continue reading “Week 13 – The food I brought back from Rio – Recipe of the Brigadeiro”