Category Archives: Trivia

The Best Baci according to my Host

I’m in love with my Airbnb host. Too bad she left me alone in Palermo for her boyfriend in Mexico 😝😍📝🎁🍫 Advertisements

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Spanish History Lesson with Airbnb Host

My Palermo Airbnb host, Valeria, is a historian, who conducts research and sometimes gives lectures at universities . One night after offering me a wonderful Sicilian dinner, she clarified some questions I had about Spanish history. Valeria: Historians called the … Continue reading

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Sicilian Street Food

I don’t eat pork or goose large intestine Chinese style, and I never like Turkish kokoreç (grilled offal wrapped in small intestine) for the strong taste. So when I saw Sicilian grilled lamb small intestine, Stigghiola, I thought I’d just … Continue reading

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Story of My Life

When I try to connect to all corners of the world… I almost forget which time zone I am in XD

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My Easy-going Airbnb Host

Just three days after checking in to my Airbnb in Palermo, I had to wash the bedsheets and as I was hang drying them, one end of the hills clothesline broke off from the exterior wall. My host wasn’t home that … Continue reading

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On Bracelets

The only thing I have lost so far during ChiLaTour was a rosario bracelet, which was a gift from a friend from Colombia. For over five years, I had been wearing it everyday as my amulet, or so I thought. … Continue reading

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Hats off to Daisuke Kinoshita

Dai, originally from Osaka, attended the same study abroad program in Spain I did in 2005. During the past 11.5 years after the program ended, he has worked in Madrid for some six years, in Japan in a completely different sector … Continue reading

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