As my blog turns 1, I would like to take an opportunity to highlight some of the questions that several people ask me. But first things first! I want to THANK YOU all who have diligently read my posts and appreciated my love for Italy- its places, people, food and culture. I couldn’t have been here without your support and encouragement.
Since my blog mostly concerns about all things Italian, many a times I get curious stares and people ask me (and certainly not in the best of ways at times), ” Why Italy, why not any other country?” “What is so special about Italy?” “Are you obsessed?” “Oh, Italy? again??!!”
I usually take such questions with a pinch of salt and either grin or just pass a smile and say “I have a special connection with that country” Which of course is true!! To know more about me read here.
Happy Birthday! But Why Italy??
I fell in love with Italy when I traveled for the first time in 2013. Yes I know, it could have been any other city or country, and I may feel about another place again but maybe not in the same way. What I share with Italy is something indescribable and beautiful, which also makes it so difficult to explain! When I’m in Italy, I feel I’ve walked those streets in some past life of mine. Who knows, maybe I have!
My love for Italy has helped me learn new things, see different aspects of life, know more about literature, the culture, food and even the language! The best part is that I am regularly connected to that love through my acquaintances and friends in Italy and America.
However, this doesn’t mean I don’t love my country! India is home. It is where I have been born and where family is. There is nothing that can change that. BUT…Italy is my calling!!
It is my go to place to think about when I am low. It brings a smile on my face when I think of my travels in Italy, of all the people I’ve met. When someone connects my name with Italy, I feel proud. All I can say is that I think the Italian way of living has me smitten and like many of you, I too think that Italy is very special!
Italy and I have a lifelong connection and I hope you’ll enjoy the journey with me. I love that you support me for my Italian passion so I hope to bring new Italian things and perspective with this blog.
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