If you have been curious of my life, I’ve tried to answer the most frequently asked questions to help you to know me a little better. Big thanks and a virtual hug to you for taking out the time to visit Italophilia and sharing it with your friends.
Where are you from??
As you probably know from the blog link (www.ishitasood.com) I’m Ishita Sood from India. My hometown is the gorgeous city of Shimla in the North of India. It was once the Summer Capital during the time the British ruled India.
How did your love affair with Italy begin??
My love affair began years ago when I visited Italy on a girl’s trip and on returning home, felt a part of myself missing Italy as if a piece of me was left behind. I obviously didn’t realize that there was a very deep connection and future of my Italian story. I have been traveling every year since then. Read here to know more.
How did you start blogging about Italy??
It was by pure chance that I started blogging in 2013. I wanted to keep a diary to write about my Italian sojourns so I thought why not make it digital??! Italophilia was a name I almost randomly picked because it suited me perfectly. Blogging is a big part of my life ever since and I’m so grateful for the online connections that have led me to become who I am today. Thank you to each and every one of you reading Italophilia today!
Do you stay in Italy??
No, contrary to popular belief, I don’t stay in Italy. I work and stay in Gurgaon, India.
How often do you travel to Italy??
Every chance I possibly get! I usually visit once every year to explore new towns and visit friends in Italy.
Are your travels sponsored??
By God’s grace and thanks to my readers for making this blog what it is, my travels are partly sponsored by various collaborators. Italophilia has been graciously offered several properties in the past. I try to showcase their uniqueness through my blog and bridge the gap not only between India and Italy but also people across the world. I love showcasing Italian products and services that I love.
Do you ever think of moving to Italy??
Maybe for a short while for sure – say 3 or 6 months, but not forever. India is my home and I plan to stay and enjoy Italy from here. I think I get the best of both worlds of two amazingly rich cultures.
Can you help me plan a trip if I want to visit Italy??
Of course! I help people plan their Italian trips for an authentic and unique experience. Contact me for your future Italian queries/suggestions/advice and I will share a quote!
What is the Disclosure policy on your blog??
The Disclosure Policy is simply a means to tell you that Italophilia is a participant of several affiliate advertising programs. The only way to make your blog grow and earn advertising fees is by linking to affiliates. In case you buy products listed on my blog from the links added in the posts, I will receive a small commission (at no cost to you).
Hope these questions help. If you have more questions, drop me a message below!