Thanks for your questions. Though some of them were answered through email, I will share the posted questions with you.
Sognatrice wants to know "If you were teleported to Italy right this second, what’s the first thing you would do?"
Well, I would seek out the closest outdoor table at a cafe and order a cappuccino. Next stop would have to be for gelato and then I would be meeting up with you!
Laume asked me when I suggest visiting Paris and why?
Well Laume, there is really never a bad time to visit! I suppose there can be. I would never recommend summer. Generally it is way too hot and the city practically shuts down due to French vacations..so you don’t get that same French feeling. Each season has its own perks. Personally,I think Spring is my favorite time to go and it makes for a good first visit. Everything is so green. Fall is also comfortable, the leaves are turning and there is a vibrant feel to the city as Parisians coming back from holiday, energized and ready to begin life again, otherwise known as Rentre. Though I have not been there yet to celebrate Christmas and the New Year, I would not rule it out for a second. The lack of daylight would not bother me. There are lots of things to do in the dark . Save your museums visits for after sundown and make the most of the daylight. There are some decent deals to be had, Paris is all decked out in Holiday decor and there is something very romantic about a few flakes of falling snow melting on my nose while strolling along the Seine. As I have learned, don’t attempt to plan the perfect trip to Paris based on the weather! You’ll never win!
And my fellow Italian lover, well, no, not THAT kind of Italian lover…I mean lover of all things Italian. Whew, that was close! Anyway, fellow blogger MaryAnn tagged me for a *Four Meme* asking me to tell you some things about myself…so it fits rights in! Now that is what I call a lead in…
1. What four jobs have I had?
Good thing this is only a 4 Meme…we could go on and on here otherwise. I have been:
Sales/Membership Consultant for a gym
Store Manager for Kids ‘R’ Us
Police Dispatcher for the NYS Park Police
Receptionist/Office Manager in a Doctors Office
2. Four places I have lived?
Long Island, New York
Hudson Valley, New York
Seymour and Manchester, Connecticut
Walnut Creek, California…(familiar Laume?)
3. Four places I have been on Holiday?
Hmm, other than the obvious Italy and France….
Key West, Florida
Booth Bay Harbour, Maine
Virginia Beach, Virginia
4. Four favorite foods?
Wine(is that a food? Made from grapes, so yes!)
Chocolate & Coffee..it’s a tie!
5. Four places I’d rather be?
Tuscany, learning Italian and making a life for myself
Paris, visiting my friend Anne
Provence/Cote d’Azur, antiquing and flea marketing with Corey and Melanie
Traveling Europe on assignment as a journalist for a Travel Magazine!
Yes, I am sure the answers about places I’d rather be come in a shocking turn of events. Enjoying myself in France or Italy. Sometimes I can be so predictable.
That’s enough fun for a while. We will be back to our regularly scheduled programming tomorrow…I think a visit to the Eiffel Tower may be in order.
Photos: Piazza San Marco, Venice and Luxembourg Gardens, Paris