- March 4th 2008
Imagine a country in which the denizens are experts at il dolce far niente (sweet doing nothing). Italy is a country in which a great day is one spent sipping espresso (the national breakfast) and people- watching in a piazza. Elizabeth Gilbert in her book Eat Pray Love says she learned from her time in Italy that “the more exquisitely and delightfully you can do nothing, the higher your life’s achievement.”As a recovering Silicon-Valley workaholic, the idea of living this sort of existence both titillates and terrifies me. But I wanted to know more about it…This is the first in a series of blogs that will introduce you to cool people blogging about their lives in venerable Italy.Most Italian blogs I found carry the same observations from the authors: no matter how long they lived there they would always be outsiders, they miss clothes dryers, that the continual juxtaposition of the pope and naked bottoms in the media is amusing.zoomata: Nicole Martinelli, based in Milan, writes in a smart and sometimes snarky style on politics and current events in Italy. Her “daily life” articles are a hoot – read about the recently found Mafia 10 Commandments and official love parking lots. Nicole also writes for Spot-on. Read more »
- February 13th 2008
The Eclectic Rebel Blog and Travel Guide … Wow that’s a LOT of fancy words all in row. What could they actually all MEAN? The word “eclectic” is totally obvious. The richness of travel is all about the stimulating diversity & beauty of available experiences.
Travel is about doing things and going places DIFFERENT than where you are. Travel is about driving to the airport and leaving…and coming back newly discovered…or all beat to hell. Traveling fills me up and blows my mind with elective perspective shifts. Bring it. Read more »