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Fifi (part 1 of 3)

  When I was in high school, I had a book I loved very much. It told the story of female Siamese cat called “Fifi Grey Whiskers” and that lived like a Tibetan lama. The author was Lobsang Rampa, I read several of his books at the same time. When I was 14, my friend […]

Italy (part 5 of 5)

I became good friends with the female cook who took me to visit her family and that of the owner who took me to various villages and to see vineyards and viniculture schools. She gave riding lessons, so I took my first classes in the afternoon, during which we had to ride English style, without […]

Italy (part 4 of 5 )

Cava d’Ispica has so much history, the mountain’s rocky walls of calcareous stones were converted in caves and houses and served as such for thousands of years. Now, they are abandoned and protected, but at the time, it must have been a very busy village. One of the rooms is called “The Palace”, with several […]

Italy (part 3 of 5 )

They were all so elegant, and there I was, traveling with not many change of clothes, which were a bit old, mind you. My grandaunt told me she might have another of pants and other family members offered to lend me some clothes and shoes. However, sheer clothing and heels were not my style, so […]

Italy (part 2 of 5 )

Afterwards, I went to Sicily, the land of my grandparents, to see my family on my grandmother’s side who was living in a small village in the mountains called “Capizzi”, which I always heard of all of my life. On the way there, I stopped I Florence, Rome, the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento and Naples. I […]

Italy (part 1 of 5 )

Ah, Italy! I spent my life thinking about the country three of my grandparents come from and felt Italian event though I’ve never set foot in that country. In December 2013, I graduated as an .environmental geographer after so many years in college, taking classes. Since I graduated during winter time, it was quite the […]
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