Week 29 – “La Sagra della Fojata”, my village festival in Umbria, Italy

One of the smallest villages in Italy is the place I call home. I have moved around a lot and this village, where my father’s brother and sisters have lived all their life is the only constant place I have known all my life. Since I left Italy 17 years ago it has become more than ever the place that connects me to my childhood. Continue reading “Week 29 – “La Sagra della Fojata”, my village festival in Umbria, Italy”

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 23 – Celebrating the 14th of July in Normandy and overcoming shyness

July has been an intense month between barbecue week-ends and getaways to the sea-side, so it has overall seemed pretty much like a period of vacation while still having to go to work every week day. Continue reading “Week 23 – Celebrating the 14th of July in Normandy and overcoming shyness”

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”