New Mexico to Italy

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New Mexico to Italy
This is a website documenting the experience of Hope and Steve's excellent expat adventure of moving to Florence, Italy. I hope you find it entertaining and perhaps just a little inspirational...
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Website Reviews » There are 8 reviews on New Mexico to Italy

Hope
14:01 PM November 19, 2012

Amusing, insightful, entertaining - and great photos! I feel like I'm right there!

Steve
06:40 AM November 20, 2012

Superb writing, colorful, amusing, entertaining

Anne
19:13 PM November 20, 2012

The reader enjoys a front seat view of life in Florence. Witty, well written & informative, I feel like I am in their shoes!

Margaret
21:16 PM November 20, 2012

I look forward to living a few moments each day, or at least several times a week, in Florence - and that is exactly what happens when I read New Mexico to Italy. I have a cappucino, or a gelato, or an exotic meal overlooking a breathtaking view - that is in FLORENCE! It's well written, funny and yet genuine, the pictures help you 'see' Florence through Hope's eyes. A few days ago I walked with Hope along the Arno and it was a delight. I've seen how even the little things make each country so very different. Cars parked randomly everywhere - would NEVER happen in a city here; you'd be ticked & towed, yet it's normal there. Exotic. Wonderful, ancient architecture with details captured in the photos that make me google them because they are unwrapped treasures - brought to me as I sit in New Mexico. It's a fabulous blog! I always grin when I see I get to go spend a bit of time in Florence, and then I either savor it while stretching out the wait, or I can't help it and dive right in.

Madeline
23:27 PM November 23, 2012

I look forward to the mornings I can wake up & experience some time I spend in Italy, via the blog. The photos leave me with a new desire to explore the area when I get to be there in person.

Our Adventure In Croatia
12:48 PM November 24, 2012

good observation of experiencing Italian life, seen with the eyes of an expat!. Go check it out, it's enjoyable! ciao!

Ute
15:38 PM November 24, 2012

This is a wonderful blog about the daily life of an expat in Florence. If you're planning to move to Florence or to visit this beautiful city: this blog is a must!

Peter
14:31 PM November 27, 2012

I love this blog and look forward to each new post! In addition to being very entertaining and informative about everyday life in Florence, it's educational--I've learned much about history, art and local customs.

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