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   When we first moved to Italy 4 years ago so many people said that it would be such a culture shock and probably take some time to get used to. Adapting to this new way of life was no issue for me. Once I stepped off the plane in Venice for the first time, I fit right in & actually felt very at home. However, moving from Italy back to the states has me a little off balance.

   Maybe it's because so much has happened in the past 2 months. Maybe it's because my house isn't completely unpacked, so it still doesn't feel like home 100%. Maybe it's because I don't know anyone here really...but I've luckily managed to make 2 friends so far (woo hoo). Maybe it's because I just miss everything about Italy. Whatever it is, I'm determined to make this feel like home asap...starting with hanging frames & art this weekend.

   I do feel like I'm going to enjoy living in the sunshine state for the next several years, but I will always miss Italy and its beauty.

1. Venetian gondolas

2. Birds eye view of my town and surrounding towns

3. Surprisingly enough, I miss the trains!

4. The most amazing site you can see in person...the Sistene Chapel 

5. San Marco's Basillica

6. Polcenigo

7. It's not Italy but it's that time of year...Oktoberfest! I went twice and it was AWESOME


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