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Tag Archives: trento
Perfect from Now On
[For posterity, the above YouTube link-once it inevitably breaks-was to Built to Spill’s song “Randy Describes Eternity” off their album Perfect from Now On.] I already missed my first photo for the 2018/365 photo-a-day madness. I woke up this morning and … Continue reading
Carless in Trento
One of the things that we were reflecting on this morning was that we’ve been carless for the entirety of our almost two years in Trento. We used Antonella’s mom’s car on and off the first year, as we tried … Continue reading
Take a hike, bava!
Selfie on the way up to the Bindesi For the last three or four months I’ve been trying to get with the Trento program, in other words learning to embrace the verticality of my environs. For the first year or … Continue reading
A Hike a Day Keeps the Bava Away
All hail the noiseprofessor If you live in Trentino for long enough, eventually you will give in to the hiking culture. I found it is simply a matter of time. There are so many beautiful places to see here, and … Continue reading
A Blue Saturday in Trento
Yesterday morning I went on a walk in downtown Trento with Antonella and Tess to do some shopping and pick up and overdue bicycle. The weather had been pretty brutal here the previous 5 days or so, so a pure blue … Continue reading
A Monument to Trentino’s Founding Father
In a couple of weeks I’ll have been in Trento for a year, which is mind boggling to me. As some may have guessed who follow me on social media, I’m enjoying myself immensely. This has arguably been the single … Continue reading
And you may find yourself in another part of the world
I found myself thinking about the Talking Heads song “Once in a Lifetime” quite a lot this last year. It’s been 11 months in Italy and I am feeling only a bit less like a tourist. My Italian comprehension is getting … Continue reading
Sunday in the Mountains
I’ve been in Italy with my family for almost 5 months now. The time has flown by, probably because we’ve been having a blast. I’m really starting to get settled into my life here. In fact, pretty soon it might … Continue reading
Scenes from Trento
Yesterday was Fat Tuesday, and Carvnival is a thing here in Italy. Just this weekend we went to the small mountain town of Villaggio in a nearby valley. The folks who dress-up spent the entire day going from town to … Continue reading
Fun(ivia) In Trento
This week we’ve been hosting our first guest to casa bava in Italy: Shannon Hauser. She delivered our wayward cat Clyde to us in one piece, so we’re once again a whole family. “No cat left behind!” is the Groom/Dalla Torre … Continue reading