I mean A LOT! As in flooding in the northern parts of the city and street and metro closings because of all the water.
Thankfully, I've only been bothered by my rain boots feeling like even they've absorbed some of the water. Argh.
Thought I'd take a few minutes and share some of the random happenings of recent weeks.
Caitlin and I participated in an October walk to raise money for breast cancer here in Milan. It started late...how Italian of them. I think we waited while they tried to get the confetti machines working. Dai!
|waiting, waiting, waiting...for the Pink Parade|
|the confetti we waited so long for|
One night I met my friend Meredith, who works at another international school in town, met for dinner. We went to Corey's Soul Chicken in Chinatown. Corey, from Louisville and who also just happened to work at King's Island, makes the chicken to order. (I just happened to grow up down the street from KI.) We had some delicious chicken fingers and a cold can of root beer! A rare treat here in Milan.
|go get your chicken!|
In early November a couple of friends and I went to the Chet Faker show here in Milan. Chet Faker is an Australian musician who writes, records and produces all his own tracks. He was pretty incredible live and even though his music is not what I'd typically listen to I thoroughly enjoyed his show. So, take a few minutes and check him out. This is from an earlier show in Australia this year...that has far better video footage than I was able to capture.
Chet Faker performing '1998'- one of my favorites
Another food treat worth mentioning is a small, but amazing experience out in Corano, Italy. This restaurant is about an hour outside of Milan and anytime someone mentions heading here for a meal the answer is always YES! Arriving at the restaurant, they start with the day's spread of antipasti, which is a variety of freshly cooked vegetables and the traditional spread of prosciutto and salami. Then you can order primi, secondi and dolci as desired. Traveler tip- do NOT eat at all before arriving at this gem of a restaurant. Of course, make a reservation. And, if you go, take me!
|It's that way.|
|baked pumpkin with balsamic, eggplant with tomatoes and olive oil, and an onion tart|
|one of my favorites! can you guess what it is?|
Here's to more great Fall experiences!
Have a great Italian 'Fall' experience to share? What would you recommend?