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The Lantern

Posted By on September 30, 2015 in Blog | 1 comment

The Lantern

If someone had told me five years ago that some day I would be living in Italy I probably would have laughed at them. Me, a third generation Italian-Canadian from Montreal, heading back to the old country- it was highly improbable. Yet here I am. 25 years old and new resident of Sanremo, a small coastal town on the Italian Riviera, in the stunning region of Liguria. It does not escape me that I’ve moved to the country my grandparents left for a better...

2015

Posted By on January 2, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

2015

Happy New Year everyone! I want to thank each and every single one of you for the encouragement and positive feedback you have brought to the work I’m doing on TheOpenEndedAnswers. I am so excited about what is coming up for the website over the next year and cannot wait to share it with you. This project was born out of a young woman’s simple but profound love for travel and it has only just begun. My goal for 2015 is to present travellers...

The Mountain Chain

Posted By on October 6, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

The Mountain Chain

Lately I dream of making like a character in a D.H. Lawrence story, moving to Sicily, and spending the rest of my days lying naked in the sun. Except that, in my story, the pleasure would be compounded by a beautiful beach and basket full of fresh fruit in front of me. Well, I can indulge in all the hedonistic visions my heart desires, but I know there’ll be no glamorous getaways for quite a while. The only quick fixes I can count on...

Hosting

Posted By on September 18, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Hosting

“Ti voglio tanto, tanto bene. Tu non sai quanto…” L told me, holding my hands, as we said our sad goodbyes in that horridly rushed fashion that only leaves people disappointed. He had something else to tell me, something important, but we were out of time. Airports always made me nervous, and that night I was just as nervous for my friends, who would be taking off into one of the most threatening skies I had witnessed over Montreal during my lifetime. In the...

Prima o Poi

Posted By on August 22, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Prima o Poi

It was mid May. I was alone at work, lost in my thoughts. The weather was dismal and I hadn’t had a client walk in for hours. Then I did something I wasn’t supposed to do. I checked my emails. A dear friend had written me a letter. He told me it had taken him one month to put it all together. The original version was in Italian and he wanted to have it professionally translated so that there would be no misunderstandings about...

Strangers on a Night Train

Posted By on August 8, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments