Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu
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Day 238 – Melancholy

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I miss driving. I miss waking up in the morning and wanting to drive 300 km away. I miss the solitude of driving and the music played loudly by the stereo. I miss it all. When I need to be somewhere, if given the choice I will always choose the train. Trains are comfortable, trains are your moving libraries that safely take you to your destination. But, a car… a car should only be used for...

Day 219 – All you need is…

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Today was field trip day. Us girls embarked ourselves on a beautiful adventure, away into the hills surrounding Florence. I have been promising Ephia this trip for a while now and although our day started out like it normally does, it all shifted with a phone call. Thus, we packed a few bags and books for the road and jumped into a train. As the train moved, the tension from the city and all the...

Day 109 – Places in Tuscany: Montaione

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My first house in Italy was in a small town called Montaione, strategically located at 40 kilometers away from Florence and about 50 kilometers from a lot touristic cities from Tuscany. Its location (it seemed to be in the middle of everything) allowed us to visit at least two new cities every weekend and after touring through the entire Tuscany, we made a habit of going once a week at the Marina...

Day 94 – Road trip and introspection

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As I was saying here, Plan B: Love stories gone wrong has returned to Italy and was shown yesterday at the CrisisARTS Festival, held in Arezzo and that for me meant road trip. Me and the other two partners “in crime” for the road who joined me, embarked ourselves on this beautiful journey that was both fun but also very emotional. We have arrived in Arezzo, at Villa Godiola placed on...

Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu