All about Dina

Allora oggi . . . it’s about the food.  My host family is amazing and Dina is molto molto stupendo cucina.  That’s Italian for wonderful cook.  Tonight she prepared for us zucchini stuffed with goat cheese, zucchini pulp, and all sorts of other yummy things that I...

School’s In Session

Allora oggi . . . well the second day of class was just as confusing and complicated as the first.  Navigating the streets of Siena seems like a walk in the park compared to learning Italian.  While I am on the topic of streets and navigation, on my first day of class...

Ohh . . . I Love Siena

Allora oggi . . . after 15 hours of actual flying time, 45 minutes on a train then 2.5 hours on a bus I arrived in Siena Friday afternoon around 4:30 pm.  After a quick bite of black olive not the gross canned black olives but kalamata without the pungent brine flavor...

At the Airport

Allora oggi . . . standing in the security screening line this morning I was reminiscing about the time when loved ones could escort you to your departure gate.  And connecting flights in far flung cities provided opportunities to rendezvous with friends during...

Around the World in 80 Plates

Allora oggi . . . one final exam down and two more to go before the grading frenzy begins.  Allora yesterday the international tourism class final was scheduled.  After the students turned in their last paper we held our own version of Around the World in 80 Plates. ...