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Gia-Gina Across the Pond

So I've decided to follow my husband to his native Italy. Follow our adventures as we eat, drink, travel, adapt to and explore this remarkable country. Part food blog, part photo blog but mostly my rants and raves. After our two years in Italy, we relocated across the Atlantic "pond" and are back in the States.

Friday, July 27, 2007

A New Prediction

I've been thinking about this more and more and I don't think that I can keep this blog up after the new baby is born. My life as an American ex-pat living in Italy seemed somewhat glamorous as the world has always been and will always be in love with "La Bella Vita." (I've checked my stat counter and readership has gone down.)

The truth is I love my life here but it doesn't make for very interesting blog. Who wants to read about us remodeling our condo and other such mundane things. I think my blog was much more enticing when I moaned and groaned about the differences between America and Italy and documented all the changes and new discoveries I encountered each and every day.

I will however keep the blog about our family life as our friends from around the world as well as my five sisters and extended family seem to enjoy seeing photos of Veronica reading about her goings-on.

This blog sustained me when I lived in Italy. It helped me reach out to new friends everywhere and so shutting it down will be bittersweet. I'm not sure exactly when I will stop posting but I suspect it will be within the next two to four months. I've enjoyed reading about other ex-pats in Italy in meeting their acquaintances and I thank everyone for all the support I have received over the past two and half years. Grazie Mille tutti!

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At 8:02 AM, Anonymous J.Doe said...

I feel the same way about my family blog. as an American ex-pat in Italy I either had something interesting to say about the differences between Italy and the US or just used my blog as a place to rant and rave about those same differences. Kind of like a cheap sort of therapy. While my life here in the US not perfect, I do like it much better than my life in Italy. Either way, my blog just isn't as interesting anymore and my posts have become less frequent.
I am glad you will keep up your other blog though.

At 5:49 AM, Blogger Bhupender said...

u now live in italy? i am soon shifting to italy. as you speak english can you help me in finding residence in torino? it will be a great help from ur side.
I am a student of masters , will be doing my thesis with IVECO (fiat group)
Bhupender 3887556767 bsuhag@yahoo.com

At 3:28 PM, Anonymous Paz said...

Hi Gia: That's too bad. Although I haven't been able to stop by here in ages, I've always enjoyed what you have to write -- on any subject. I continue to wish you all the best.


At 10:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


whether you're writing from italy, or seattle... your blog is always insightful and interesting!

-kris in CA

At 12:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would really miss your blogging about your life when you got back " home" if you quit

Love Anna


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