When my mom was a little girl in Italy, long before the world of the internet and fast airplanes, whenever someone wanted to say “get lost” they would say “vai a California” (go to California!). Back then, California was as far away as the moon! Luckily, technology has improved and Italy and California are just a 13-15 hour plane ride away. You can wake up in California and go to sleep in Italy (or vice versa). The world has become a much smaller place. We can SKYPE with our loved ones on the other side of the world – see their faces – hear their voices! It’s a true wonder 🙂
Even though the world is much smaller, travelling back and forth between Italy and California takes time and money. It’s not something that we can do on a routine basis – it still remains a special trip and one that takes planning. Luckily, though, I have many reminders of Italy in my own vicinities!
Excellent Italian Restaurants rivalling those found in Italy
Beautiful Italian architecture
Shops selling Italian products
Italian Fashion Houses