Ciao a tutti! Sto avendo il miglior tempo mai in Italia. Lo sci è eccezionale! Ognuno è così gentile e affettuoso. In questo momento siamo in Valbruna ...
Oh fine. I will write in English. But Italian is so fun and dramatic!
Here is what I said above:
Hi everybody! I am having the best time EVER in Italy. The skiing here is amazing! Everybody is so kind and loving. Right now we are in Valbruna...
See, you weren't missing out on that much.
Yes, presently we are in a small village called Valbruna right where Austria, Solvenia and Italy meet. Valbruna is in the Julian Alps. And so you know what that means?? Rad skiing!!
This is a map of where Valbruna is.
Last night we drove here from Venice. We had a spectacular time there too. We exploared the canals, we stayed away from all the tourists (which was really hard because there are so many of them!), we spoke Italian, we went to wonderful museums, we ate at excellent restaurants, and we did many more exciting things! Anna will tell you more about Venice.
So here in Valbruna, we are skiing, drinking the worlds second-best hot chocolate, and I am reading many wonderful books about Valbruna's history. The book I am reading now is called: Traders not Traitors! It is about the trading between the Italians, Austrians, and the Solvenians. This has been a trading place since ancient roman times. When traders could only travel by foot, the Alps' geography guided them into this valley. It was the largest open valley where the Germanic tribes and Slavic tribes could get into Italy.
The book is really interesting, but it is pretty hard to understand because it is in Italian.
Here, Anna and I are asking a kind lady to tell us where we are exactly.
This is a map of the Alps. The Alps were formed when the African and European tectonic plates collided. The Alps touch France, Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Serbia, and Montenegro. They end in Albania by the Adriatic Sea.
Is anyone else touching the Alps?
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. A warm espresso after a long wonderful ski.
Totally my thing!
Isn't this view just spectacular! Don't you just want to stare at it all day? I do. This photo calms me. But, ironically, it also puts me on edge!
When Anna and I were here yesterday, we rolled down this hill! It was the BEST THING EVER!!!!!!!
Well, I hope you all are having a fab time traveling!