Q. You’re not better than me because you visited Venice. I heard it’s overhyped and really expensive.
A. Words of an ignorant man. As I was saying, the city was alive with festivities. I split my time between exhausting my camera’s battery and my wallet at delicious restaurants or tourist sights. Normally I try to avoid being a tourist, but in this case I had to give in.
People always tell me I shouldn't stick my nose in other people's business...
Q. Know the best way not to be a tourist? Stay in your own country and stop complaining.
A. Listen, I’m sorry I didn’t bring you with me! You would have loved the flight of the angel (an event that left my neck begging for rest) and all of the panoramic shots of the canal system. I just didn’t feel like being crazy abroad. But, I can buy you a knick-knack if that’ll make you feel better.
Q. …It might.
A. I’ll get you one from Venice. How about a mask to remind you how much you missed out on!
Q. I don’t like you.
(Thus concludes Andrew’s first and only existential dilemma.)
Flight of the Angel!!!
An assortment of mask...what fun!
Q. So Andrew, what’s been new with you?
A. First of all, I’d like to thank you for having me on your show. This past weekend, I visited Carnevale!
Q. I think you misspelled carnival, there.
A. You are incorrect sir! Carnevale is an annual festival throughout Italy that precedes Lent. I visited Venice on the opening weekend. It was incredible: the entire town was in the streets, partying in the classiest manner. I felt like I had been dropped into medieval Europe, what with all of the costumes, masks, and even the—
Q. So it’s just a hyped up Halloween? So really I’m not missing much right?
A. …You are incorrect. Sir.
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I'm as excited for Carnevale as I am for this Twix that I bought on the trip there
San Costanso is the patron saint of Perugia, and this Sunday was his feast day! To celebrate, I went to a famous bakery near the center of the city and purchased the bread/cake/tasty treat that is only sold this time of the year.
I decided to purchase it because, after mass at the stunning Basilica in the center of town there was a little festival in the streets, where sweet bread and sweet wine were given out like…well, sweets.
Every week there seems to be a new bit of the culture to learn about. I can’t believe a month has passed, but I look forward with endless optimism to see what the next three months will hold.
Mmmmmmm....Pannnneeeee (coincidentally, "i Simpson" is pretty big here in Italy