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Monthly Archives: February, 2016

Skiing at Passo del Tonale

Today we skiied at Passo del Tonale in the Adamello-Presanella mountains. Between Lombardy and Trentino, Passo del Tonale is a natural amphitheatre that marks the border between the Val di … Continue reading

February 27, 2016 · 1 Comment

Breno Castle

After skiing at Donico resort near Passo del Pressolano on Monday, we had a rest day on Tuesday. We are Australian and we love to swim. We now live in … Continue reading

February 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Skiing at Donico

When preparing for this winter vacation I asked my friend from Milano where she would recommend we go to teach our children how to do downhill skiing. She recommended Donico … Continue reading

February 24, 2016 · 3 Comments

Lovely Lovere

We hired a car at Milano Malpensa airport and it was my first time hiring a car in Europe. It was with an accelerated pulse and trepidation that I eased … Continue reading

February 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bergamo in winter

In July 2015 we moved from Australia to Norway and this is our first northern winter. Amidst reports of 2015 being the hottest year ever recorded we have not had … Continue reading

February 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante

The Story of a New Name is the second of the Neapolitan novels by Elena Ferrante. It continues to follow the friendship of LenĂ¹ and Lila that started in My … Continue reading

February 7, 2016 · 3 Comments

Book Reflections – Wojtek the Bear by Aileen Orr

Wojtek the Bear – Polish War Hero by Aileen Orr is an endearing true story of a Syrian bear in the Persian mountains that in April 1942 joined a Polish … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · Leave a comment