Blog archives for January, 2020

Archive for January, 2020

Exploring the trattorie in Bologna

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

I’ve eaten at a lot of good places in Bologna some of which I’ve included in blog posts but I wanted to explore further. The type of eating establishment that I prefer is a trattoria. The difference in general between a trattoria or restaurant is that the restaurant is a white tablecloth kind of place […]

Trip to Bentivoglio

Monday, January 13th, 2020

Unlike the other trips that I’ve written about this was not a pleasure excursion. So it is not only a description of the trip but includes some comments about the national health system, the SSN (Sistema Sanitario Nationale). As background, when I came here to live I needed to have health insurance, not only because […]


Monday, January 6th, 2020

First I’ll explain the title. MAST is an acronym for Manifattura di Arti, Sperimentazione e Technologia (Manufacturing of Art, Experimentation and Technology) founded in Bologna. Anthropocene is the proposed name for the current geological epoch when man has a major impact on the earth. MAST has some very interesting exhibits and you can learn more […]

Christmas in Torino

Friday, January 3rd, 2020

By now it seems like this blog is almost more of a diary than anything else. I see things that are interesting and want to share but nothing particularly spectacular and since much of the time I am living “in the moment” and just experiencing things I forget to take any photos. So I was […]