I have just returned from a short trip to Ferrara, a lovely little town in Emilia-Romagna (Italy). I brought unbelievable amount of pictures, films, new friends, interesting conversations and- most of all- delicious food! Before I will handle with this huge amount of raw information let me share with you my first impressions.
The best part of this trip was definitely a marvelous time of the beginning of spring. The whole region was exploding with flowers and the tint of green reminded much more Ireland than Italy. Birds were singing so loud that I got sometimes woke up during the night. And the sun, seen for the first time after a long and dark winter, was totally overwhelming. I crossed the snowed Alps and the Italian sun was waiting for me from the very first moment.
This was a fascinating time for me as it was the first trip while I was totally online. If you followed the Facebook fan page and Twitter profile you saw my daily updates and some quick ‘photos of the moment’. I am currently working on the update of my Flickr account so you could watch all photos taken in one place [update: it’s right here!]. I must say this was a rewarding experience. Even though the modern technologies sometimes failed me in terms of quick upload of the status or pictures it made me feel that there is always somebody who is waiting for the news.
From the point of view of the numbers I am more than overwhelmed with the growth of new fans and unique users of this blog. We’re more than 648 at the moment and still counting! I’m more than happy to share the Italian adventures with so many of you. I really hope to publish good quality posts on Italy so you could get the whole picture.
Las but not least I met a substantial number of new people, most of whom are connected to the touristic and food business. There are some interesting opportunities coming but I need more time to work on it. I will keep you posted. To sum up: I spent a lovely week in Ferrara, met all my Italian friends, ate amazing amount of Italian pizza and drank the ocean of cafe. And I am going to tell you this story in episodes, one after another, so you could get the insights from the first hand perspective.
Have a lovely week! And let me know in comments if there is anything in particular I should write about.
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