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Football match in Italy. Parma vs. Inter Milan

The Most Popular Game In The World

Italian Passion Italians are a passionate bunch in general, and their passion for life can be triggered on a dime. Amazingly though, they also seem to make up with one another right away. I have seen them yelling and screaming at each other, faces…

Graduation – Swedish Style

American Graduation June. Summer has arrived and all across America it is time for prom, senior ball, senior ditch day and graduation. High school graduation is a milestone in a young person’s life. 30 some odd years later and I still remember mine. In…

The Classic Italian Summer Cocktail – The Aperol Spritz

Italian summers are hot. And humid. Some days it feels as if you are melting. So one needs a refreshing drink to get by. And that is where the classic Italian summer cocktail – the Aperol Spritz comes in. Aperol is an Italian apéritif (aperitvo…

Bonfires, Bulbs and Bursts of Color – Swedish Spring

As many of you know or have read, Scandinavian winters can be long, dark and cold. Here in Sweden, springtime marks the important renewal of light and hope springs eternal. One thing I love is that it feels as if one day you have gone…

Lessons Along The Road Of Life

When traveling it is always good to be alert, to be aware of your surroundings, know where your money, your phone and passport are at all times. I admit it, I am on alert by nature, but am on extra alert when traveling to…