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[ Pdf Italiaanse Toestanden - Leven en overleven in Italie î genderfuck PDF ] by Stef Smulders ¾ Well, if I ever get to the Lombardy region of Italy, this is where I ll stay.
Great views, great food, friendly innkeepers, one of whom is the author of this book Stef and his husband Nico go to Italy for 6 months so Stef can get his master s degree at the University of Pravia They fall in love with the area, buy a fixer upper to renovate into a BB, and you can guess the rest Figuring out a new country, learning a new language, living in a home that is under renovation, going to school, day to day coping with new neighbors, all that is pretty nerve wracking, but Stef not only kept his sense of humor, he wrote a charming book about the experience.
There s a laugh on every page, and the thank God it s them, not me reaction all throu Living in Italy is the story of a Dutch couple who pack up their life in the Netherlands to renovate and develop a bed and breakfast in a small town in Northern Italy The idea sounds very romantic How difficult could it be What follows is a series of tales and stories outlining the many trials, tribulations and successes they experienced while turning their dream into reality The anecdotes are told with humour and warmth, even those that chide tradesmen s antics and Italy s infamous bureaucracy A delightful story that makes me want to visit the region, meet the couple and perhaps enjoy their hospitality for a week or two.
The author has written a very humorous account of he and his partner s purchase of a property in Italy, and the development of it into a bed and breakfast I laughed out loud several times while reading it, and marveled at the patience they had dealing with the Italian bureaucracy, neighbors, and especially their crazy contractor This is not your typical dreamer lost soul jilted lover buys a rundown house in the Italian French etc countryside and it s usual accompanying finding romance true purpose in life story It s much better Instead, Smulder s describes in detail the steps and pitfalls in the process And makes it interesting Especially the aforementioned crazy contractor, holy smokes I have to admit, I had a vested interest in this book My wife and I, thanks to being adopted by our Italian exchange student and her family, have strongly considered buyi I am enad with Italy I enjoyed reading about the adventures of the author, Stef Smulders, and his partner, Nico, in opening a bed and breakfast in Italy I have read a few other books that detail the challenges of moving to this beautiful country This one provided delightful evidence that it would be best to just visit rather than make a permanent move I do think a visit to this enchanting bed and breakfast should be added to my bucket list.
What a delight Stef Smulders keeps his wits about him in the middle of his escapade of turning a house in the countryside into a beautiful bed and breakfast Stef s humor seemed to help This is definitely an entertaining look at a couple who decides to go after their dream with everything they have, and battling contractors, language barriers and bureaucracy along the way Their home and new business is complete, and the after photos are amazing On a side note, we are going to Italy here, she screams with joy Stef s writing interspersed Italian throughout, but most notably with the translation I hate having to stop and look these things up Stef, you have inspired me to learn Italian before our trip Having tried this once before, my hope is to learn enough to a I was curious when I read the synopsis, of how Stef and Nico left The Netherlands to live in Italy running a BB I had resisted the temptation to visit the website to see the before and after pictures, though I had seen a glimpse of them I wanted to read this book and build up my own image, from the descriptions Stef was going to describe on the pages of his book.
What started in 2007 with looking for a property to the end result of a beautiful home is remarkable, especially as you read all the hoops these two men went through to get to their dream All the rules and regulations seem to have been a minefield, with a lot of travelling between departments, authorities, bureaus, then there are the estate agent, owners, contractors and so many others.
2008 09 saw them in the property and as Italian residents, builders with extra unforeseen costs, weather, ground w
Ever since Under the Tuscan Sun, I have thought that is my other life, my intended life But after reading this book, I don t think I want to purchase an old house in Italy that needs work This book made me realize that Italy is what I always thought it was, a relaxed, easy going culture where everything is no problem but can take 10 times longer to get done Well written If I m ever back in Italy, I might have to find this BB and stay a few nights.
I received this book from Stef Smulders for my honest review.
Emigreren Naar Italie, Wie Heeft Daar Al Dan Niet Stiekem Niet Eens Over Gedroomd Afgaande Op De Populariteit Van Programma S Als Ik Vertrek En De Italiaanse Droom Zijn Dat Er Velen Maar Het Ook Echt Doen, Dat Is Een Andere Zaak Alle Zekerheden Loslaten, Familie En Vrienden Achterlaten En Jezelf Onderdompelen In Een Totaal Andere Omgeving, Met Andere Regels En Gebruiken En Een Andere Taal In Dit Boek Wordt Op Humoristische Wijze Verslag Gedaan Van De Avonturen Van Twee Nederlanders Die De Sprong In Het Ongewisse WaagdenIn Emigreerde De Auteur Met Man En Hond Naar Het Zonnige Itali Om Daar Bed Breakfast Villa I Due Padroni Te Beginnen Maar Voor Ze De Eerste Gasten Konden Ontvangen Moesten Er Heel Wat Hordes Genomen Worden Over Nietsnutten Van Makelaars, Eigenwijze Aannemers, Italiaanse Buren En Nog Veel Meer Sneak Preview Van De Eerste Zes Hoofdstukken Op Can t wait to go Living in a beautiful foreign country, even vicariously through books, is a wonderful opportunity to grow I especially appreciated the use of Italian phrases heading each chapter which added to my vocabulary and dreams of living in Italy A nice option to pulling up my stakes entirely, would be to schedule a visit to I Due Padroni Perche no