One of the many unexpected side effects from starting my own business is the amount of praise and admiration I receive from friends and relatives. People take their time to tell me how impressed they are, what a great job I’m doing and at times what an inspiration I am to them. This, together withContinue reading “The Invisible Partner”
So you’ve moved to Florence, you’re learning Italian, the culture doesn’t seem all that strange to you anymore. You’ve made new friends, the kids are happy in their school, you even have a couple of new hobbies, and then the inevitable happens, you go back home, you visit your home country, and boy, does itContinue reading “Reverse culture shock”
This is not an easy question to ask yourself. But be brutally honest, can you handle all the pitfalls, bureaucracy and inevitable disappointments that come with a move to a foreign country? I will never stop being amazed at the resilience and sheer strength of my clients. People determined to make a life in Florence,Continue reading “Is a life in Florence for you?”
A candid and funny look at a personal experience at a gym in Italy.
In a word, yes! If you move to Italy, the best thing to do is to at least learn the basics, ideally, you’ll be fluent in a couple of years. For that to happen you need lots of opportunities to practice, you need to leave the house and give it a go. It’s not easy,Continue reading “Should I learn Italian?”