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.

pfiat-enk!

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  1. Great impressions of your first month in Merano. Good to know that you are both well. Baci

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  2. OMG! You DID it, after all! So pleased to hear of the Big Move and the life-changing experiences post Hamburg! Really have to give you guys a lot of credit for being such wonderfully accomplished world Travelers and Adventurers! And now you are in a beautiful place with sun and mountains and views! I will have to live my life vicariously through Bridget and Armin! All is well on Siesta Key in sunny FL. We are 8 now at the massage studio, and I am busier than I have ever been trying to manage and run "The Crazy Little Shop of Horrors"! Maybe I will get to Europe next year & reconnect with you both! Wouldn't that be so much fun? Keep in touch and thank you so much for the update on your new adventures! Think of you often! :)

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    1. good to read from you and to know that things are fine on your side, bev. you HAVE to plan a couple of days in merano when you travel to europe. mountains are so beautiful, food (real pizzas!) and wines so tasty. sure you'll love it. we're waiting for you! hugs.

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  3. Wow you guys do get around! Good for you in taking on a giant adventure such as moving to another country! We are in Palm Springs and spending our winters. Its nice and warm and sunny and most of my family is here in California so get to spend quality time with them all. If you ever think you'd make it out here let us know we can show you all around the desert. Take care, stay well and keep us posted.

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    1. jera, glad to know you're spending the cold months in sunny california. we've never been there, and that's surely a nice place to discover. so, yes we'll knock on your door if we get the chance of a trip there. and should you make it to europe, your know where to find us! enjoy the end of the year and take care.

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