here we go merano
omg yeah we did it. we left our life in hamburg and moved to south tirol to live a dream, and there is no single day going by where i’m not thinking that we’re completely insane. in fact south tirol is a multilingual autonomous province in northern italy – german, italian and ladin being the official languages – but it’s still an absolute foreign country to us, a big unknown that we have to discover day by day, step by step…
it’s not that i need to learn only italian as a new language, no, there are two, as the german dialect spoken here, called "südtirolerisch", is far far away from the standard german (at least and by chance the one used in authority and media). believe me, when i hear our new fast friends speaking with each other, it's as clear as mud to me.
so it’s been almost one month here in merano.
the two first weeks were just busy getting the most important admin paper work done, as well as meeting our new environment as new residents, not as tourists anymore. we enjoy the little town vibe surrounded by the mountains. folks here are nice, relaxed, open, always willing to lend a hand, and we already made connections. we love the mountain view with changing landscapes along the weather situation. because even on rainy and cloudy days, you’ll be fascinate by the moving pictures of cloud veils weaving through the valley and along the slopes.
november’s been a quite month in merano, no tourist around, giving the town the time to get ready for the winter season and holidays. and with the advent period starting last week-end, tourists are back in town and merano shines in a beautiful christmas decor. possibly, i’ll learn to love x-mas and the winter time here…
i’d love to post pictures, but we do not have internet at home. they just cannot carry it off.