I live in Florence, so why not blog about it?

Salve. My name is Tiana Kai M. I was born in Hawai’i and raised in Miami. In 2002, I studied abroad in Florence and now I’m back living here. There’s a whole backstory to my return, which I will share in upcoming posts. Plus, I’ll share my new plans moving forward in a world filled with carbs, wine and romance.

Reasons this blog was created

  • embrace my adventures while living abroad as a married expat
  • share stories and lessons learned with other expats, family and friends
  • influence expats and travelers who find themselves in Florence
  • dig deep into my new surroundings
  • connect with other expats

My posts will divulge trials and tribulations via an American looking glass in order to uncover influences and idiosyncrasies that lay within this historic country I now call home. A culture filled with distinctive ideals, values, outlooks and style. I hope to explore and share as much as possible, plus post a few pictures, reviews and recipes along the way.

It’s good to be back!

Post comments or questions. I would love to answer and discuss.

  • Looks good!

  • Awesome!

  • tianakai

    thanks fellow expat!

  • I can’t wait to read it!!!!

  • tianakai

    ha, thanks!! i can’t wait to share more!

  • Debbie Castillo

    Sounds awesome Tiana. Can’t wait to hear more…your living the dream!!! Love it.

  • tianakai

    thanks…it has been quite a ride so far!

  • I love all of those towns on the signs in back of you!!! I was in all of them last summer. Good for you Tiana!!!!!!!! Congrats!

  • tianakai

    Awe, we missed each other by a few months! that area is so special. i can’t wait to explore more and share all the little hidden gems. what was your favorite?

  • Hey Tiana! ma che figo sto tuo blog! ti dispiace se uso la tua idea? vorrei anchio scrivere un po’ di cose della mia vita in italia…

  • Tiana Kai

    Tania, per forza! Condividilo con me quando l’hai fatto. 🙂 Possiamo scrivere entrambe nei nostri blog, un tipo scambio…

  • YES! 🙂 con piacere! )

  • voilà già iniziato a scrivere 🙂
    tra un po’ pubblicherò il mio baby-blog 🙂
    non so che lingua scegliere – russo / inglese / italiano 🙂
    scriverò in tutte le tre hahaha

  • Tiana Kai

    ah, brava Tania! scrivimi a tkbrogi@gmail.com quando e’ pronto.

  • Annie Ojile

    So fun to read your first post, girl! Well done. Well done.

  • Haha, thank you for the love!