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

written by Tiana Kai

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.

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16 comments

Niccolò Brogi August 15, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Looks good!

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Ef Rodriguez August 15, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Awesome!

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tianakai August 16, 2012 at 12:33 pm

thanks fellow expat!

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Adriana Deben August 16, 2012 at 2:40 pm

I can’t wait to read it!!!!

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tianakai August 16, 2012 at 3:49 pm

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

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Debbie Castillo August 16, 2012 at 4:42 pm

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

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tianakai August 16, 2012 at 5:02 pm

thanks…it has been quite a ride so far!

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Susan Trevisa August 21, 2012 at 4:30 pm

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!

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tianakai August 21, 2012 at 7:43 pm

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?

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Tania K September 5, 2012 at 11:42 pm

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…

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Tiana Kai September 6, 2012 at 1:45 pm

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

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Tania K September 8, 2012 at 5:03 pm

YES! 🙂 con piacere! )

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Tania K September 8, 2012 at 7:43 pm

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

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Tiana Kai September 8, 2012 at 10:35 pm

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

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Annie Ojile August 25, 2014 at 1:52 pm

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

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Tiana Kai August 25, 2014 at 6:58 pm

Haha, thank you for the love!

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