I’ve been trying to increase the amount of reading. I use to read a lot more but over the years I’ve kind of gotten out of reading for some reason. I suppose there are too … Continue reading Books I’ve been reading
It’s hard to believe it’s been 1 year since I came down to Italy. What a year it’s been too. There’s been good and bad, as one might expect. On the good side, the job … Continue reading I’m still in Italy…
I’ve finally done it and quit Facebook. It is sad how the platform is run and the reason I’ve finally quit is because I was given a 3 day ban for a comment that was … Continue reading Finally quit Facebook
Welcome back and thanks for continuing to read my ramblings 😀
Continuing on from the previous (Part 1) a few more observations for visitors to this great country. These aren’t unique to Italy, however; I’ve seen a lot of it here. The over abundance of high pressure tat sales people on the streets. This isn’t designed to offend or stereotype people, but the reality is that most of these people are from Africa. They will generally be pretty easy to spot on the street as they tend to dress is what I think must be some kind of traditional clothing but it’s loud and at times quite garish.
When we travel we tend to want to find and experience only the positives of a place and for the most part that’s generally what happens, however; along with the good always comes the .. not so good. This post and the one or maybe 2 that follow aren’t so much as to cast a bad light upon this amazing country but rather to help visitors know of differences here to where they likely come from. Some of these will be procedural differences in how things are done, some will be down to cultural differences here in Italy. I’m only writing based my experiences between Italy (so far as I’ve experienced it) and place I’ve lived.
So, lets see what knowledge I can impart on you wouldbe travellers to Italy! I’ve only been living here for 2 1/2 months as of this post, I’m far from an expert on all things Italian .. especially when it comes to parlando Italiano.