|Haruko and I, 2008|
|Friends from Norway: Anne, Gitte and Mio|
|Digging in on a dessert of Tomino cheese, honey and walnuts|
These sketches give some idea of the opportunities available to learn about other cultures while living in Florence. There are many expats living here: people who have come to visit and can't bring themselves to leave. I find it a rich and stimulating experience to be in the company of others who are challenging themselves by traveling and living here, or in Paola's case, leaving Italy to experience other cultures. We encourage and inspire each other, which can be comforting when we are questioning our sanity about why we're here.