My friend Jill, the reigning queen of the Foreign Service Blog Roundup, wants links to things that make us happy at our current post. I've got all kinds of happy posts on here, of course, but I figured I'd do a roundup of happy things in Milan. You know, a roundup for the roundup.
So, just in case you were wondering:
We've got tons of things to see! Churches (here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here) and museums (here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here) and a castle (here, although there are lots of other posts on it) and ancient ruins (here and here) and tons of other things. I'm not even linking to the posts that don't fit easily into one of these categories or include a combination of all of these and thus aren't easily classified.
We've got tons of things to eat! Gelato is a big one. And you can buy it in the grocery store if you feel so inclined.
It's easy to get other places, especially by train! We've been to Turin, Rome (here and here), Como, Vicenza (here and here), Genova, Paris, Lodi, Bergamo, Florence (here and here), Cremona, Venice (here, here and here), Pisa and London.
There also are many things I haven't blogged about, at least not as much. Such as that it's possible (though admittedly not preferable) to live here without a car, even with kids. That we can get random American food products, including decent tortillas and peanut butter, at the commissary in Vicenza. And that walking down the street on any given day, I hear a combination of Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Tagalog and Chinese being spoken.
This is my 1,000th blog post and, although many of those have nothing to do with Milan, it's amazing to think about the things we've done here. Thank goodness we still have time left for more.