Brugge Anyone?

Remember the Belgian-Italian couple I met at Villa Marinella on Ischia Island, Italy? They owned a restaurant in Brugge, Belgium and invited me to come and dine. I’d since misplaced the information for the restaurant, but did make it to Brugge (the French pronounce it “Brooj,” and the Belgians say “Bruggah”) in early spring with…

Life in Germany This Time Around…

Germany for the 2nd time has been double the pleasure. Last year I came for the first time and knew I’d be back. Now I am making real effort to learn the language, so in addition to DuoLingo, I have officially enrolled in language class. Twice a week, another counselor and I drive to this…

Ciao Bella! Leaving Italy

Remembering Italy-Pt. III… Cute servicemen to walk beside, market places filled with vibrant fruit and fish, sweet perfume on the air, catcalls from behind, dogs meeting each other shyly or wrestling each other for domination on the sidewalks while their owners chat. This is Italy. Visited downtown Naples. An explosion of sounds, smells, and colorful…