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What does it mean to be local?

By |July 17th, 2017|

What does it mean to be a local? To be a part of a community? When I was in Montepulciano, Italy for a month, I went to the local butcher shop for fresh meat each week, was at the co-working space every day that overlooked the piazza, and made fast friends at my favorite restaurants. [...]

6 Degrees Of Spliteration

By |January 30th, 2016|

Emma The Dog Yesterday while having lunch at Villa Spiza for the 20th time, an American woman entered the restaurant followed closely by her small grey-coat dog. Dressed from head to toe in flowing Mediterranean clothes, silver dreamcatcher earrings, wind-blown curly blond hair and a healthy sun-tanned blush, Bev epitomized the confident, comfortable [...]

Connection Is Everything

By |January 22nd, 2016|

With Our New Expat Friends Before Watching Don Quixote Ballet When we arrived in Split a few weeks ago, everything was foreign to us. As the excitement of our achievement wore off and reality set in, many of the feelings that remained were loneliness, seclusion, fear, curiosity, urgency, impatience and general survival instincts. [...]