Saturday, September 01, 2007

COMPARISONS

Do have a look at the interview with Sharon Oliveri of the Respiri di Vita blog over on Sicily Guide. She lives in a much smaller town than Modica so many of our experiences are different, yet I can identify with much of what she says. Sharon's blog is great!

6 comments:

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

hi WL...yes a very interesting interview...and Sharons blog is great...do you think it is harder going to Sicily from USA, or UK to Sicily...or would it be just the same?

Ordovicius said...

Just how many bloggers are there in Sicily?

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, Anne. I don't think there would be much difference provided you could speak the language. Maybe a little easier for Brits as we are used to more small shops, etc - but even that might depend on how old you are.

Ordo, I can't find any precise figures. I meet a lot of young people here and most of them tell me they have a blog, whereas I have often had to explain what a blog is to people of my own age and older. Most of the daily papers have blog-hosting facilities.

Sharon said...

I am not literate in Italian. Not that I don't try. Language skills don't come easy to me. I come from a small town in the USA so I am used to small town culture. No big shops where I grew up either. More than 25% of the inhabitants of this town are conversant in English. BTW I am Sharon from Oliveri. Thanks for the kind words.

jmb said...

That was a very interesting interview and quite a different experience for her. Of course you had friends there already and perfect language skills, I don't know about Sharon's. Still family is everything to Italians. Even the in-laws are not considered so close. My "consuoceri" do not have much time for their other "consuoceri" who come from the same town. And of course we are hardly acceptable at all, although they are nice to us when we are there but since they gossip about each other all the time, I'm sure they do about us too.
regards
jmb

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, Sharon. Thanks for visiting. IT's very interesting to learn about the differences where you are. For me, I think the move from big city [Cardiff has c. 300, 000 inhabitanta] to small city [Modica has c. 50, 000, as you estimated] has been almost as hard as the change of country. The fact that I was flunet in the language opened many doors for me - probably more than I imagine. Hi, jmb. That sounds like a typical Ital family!

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