postcards from mt. dora, florida

postcards from mt. dora, florida

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Mount Dora is a cute town not too far outside of Orlando, with great architecture, shopping, restaurants and antiques.  Well worth a visit!

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postcards from south beach, miami

postcards from south beach, miami

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A quick overnighter to South Beach, Miami, which reminded me of my time living in Mexico.  I was speaking Spanish on Ocean Drive and loving the “see and be seen” mentality, which of course makes for great people watching!

DALI MUSEUM. st. petersburg, fl

DALI MUSEUM. st. petersburg, fl

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Dali’s first selfie! 😉

 

The Dali Museum is a museum dedicated to the works of famous Surrealist artist Salvador Dali.  I had visited this museum once before as a teenager, and still nothing compares to seeing them in person…the scale of some of the paintings is lost when viewing online or in books.

GALLERIA VITTORIO EMANUELE II. milano

GALLERIA VITTORIO EMANUELE II. milano

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Milano knows shopping, and does it in style.

ARCHITECTURE AROUND TOWN. milano

ARCHITECTURE AROUND TOWN. milano

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Some random amazing buildings that assault me with their beauty on the daily.

postcards from milano

postcards from milano

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Me + Duomo
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I live in an area called Navigli, a chic area between two canals which are some of the only ones left from historical Milan, which had many canals, similar to Venice! Now the canals are lined with boutiques, antique shops, cafes, and bars.
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Naviglio at night!
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Milan has many forms of public transport, from bus to Metro to tram, seen here. And check out that wonderful architecture! More to come on that soon…
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A must have for my happiness in Italy: Cioccolata calda e biscotti (hot chocolate like pudding & cookies)

 

I will be living here in Milan for three months!  These are some highlights so far.

postcards from puerto vallarta

postcards from puerto vallarta

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Me on the Malecón

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Loving the people and their various poses.

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Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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There are other Mexican beachside cities that I prefer over Puerto Vallarta, but there are a few food and shopping gems to be found here.  Also, I have a soft spot for hilly towns by the water for some reason…maybe they remind me of Hong Kong, one of my favorite cities.

GIARDINO di BOBOLI & BARDINI. florence

GIARDINO di BOBOLI & BARDINI. florence

Giardino di Boboli, part of Palazzo Pitti, is a gorgeous and very expansive complex of manicured gardens.  It is a great way to spend a couple of hours, and can be paired with Giardino Bardini to have a great day outside…bring a picnic!

SANTO STEFANO. bologna

SANTO STEFANO. bologna

Nicknamed “the Russian nesting doll of churches”, this church has seven churches in one, each separate church being added at a different century.

DOOR DETAILS. bologna

DOOR DETAILS. bologna

Bologna has some beautiful doors and door pulls (Florence does too…photos to come soon).  These are a few that caught my eye.