12 Hours in Florence

LaCasabloga - Florence - Oct 8

This past weekend we took a day trip up to Florence. We hopped on one of the numerous high speed trains that shuttle people back and forth from Rome to Florence, which is only an hour and a half ride, so not too long. I took advantage of this time to catch up on my Italian on my favorite app, Duolingo. See more ways on how I study Italian here. Although Florence is quite a beautiful city, the non-stop rain and cold weather that we encountered made it difficult to fully take in the wonderful sights the city has to offer (check out video on my YouTube channel here or by clicking on the video below).

We received a good bit of recommendations on what to do in Florence from our well-traveled friends in Rome. Since it was our first time in Florence (and first time north of Rome overall!) we wouldn’t have known what were the good spots to check out had we not received recommendations.

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How to Relieve Stress

La Casabloga-Meditation

As March is coming to a close and April is slowly sneaking up on us, I thought it would be appropriate to share this “Stress-Relieving” post for April, also known as Stress Awareness Month.

I, myself, have a bad habit of letting my stress build up over time. I don’t tend to show my emotions too much from the outside, but on the inside there’s always so much going on. With our busy lives, it’s nice to just take time and focus on the present when everything around us seems like chaos. Here I share with you some things that have helped me when dealing with stress: Continue reading