September 29, 2012

buh buh bologna

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Ham for everyone!

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Oh you know, just washing my clothes by the river with my stone lady friends

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Bologna is quite the little gem of a city. Small and quaint, the pretty coral/amber/pumpkin colored buildings are all peppered with indecipherable slurs of graffiti. WATCHUSAY??? It's extremely dog friendly (we counted 78 sightings in a day) and the nice Bolognese people will let you pet those cuties most of the time. Bologna is also easy to meander around via your trusty own feet, although dying calf muscles WILL ensue.

The city is known as the "belly" of Italy, so naturally we ate enough cured meats to cover our sodium intake for the next year and then some. My kidneys? Why yes they are DEAD. Was it enough? Nope, I could eat Proscuitto and Culatello until my entire body has turned into one big walking, talking lump of salt. I didn't realize I had taken so little food photos (how non-asian of me) but I know it's because more often than not I'm too excited to let my camera eat first.

Despite being a prettttyyy small place, there's plenty to keep you entertained for a good 5 days or so; exploring shady alleyways, hunting for the best gelato, slutty fountains, the Lamborghini museum and day trips to Parma (where we actually found the best gelato ever).

Up next is Florence!

Thank you to Wallpaper* City Guides (Bologna) for dishing out the best advice on where to go. Your deli recommendations were exactly the fix we needed to get our daily dose of cured meats.

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11 comments:

Martina said...

wonderful !

cavaan said...

everything here is so beautiful *weeps*

you know how many times i have weeped at your blog posts right.

bologna - ON THE LIST!

Rhoda Wong said...

love these photos! and you look great (:

www.styleandshades.blogspot.com

denise - SUPERWOWOMG said...

YOU ARE A SHRIVELED PRUNE

Musings by Di said...

this post was a great balance of foods, sights and style.
you've definitely convinced me that Bologna is a place to visit.
looking forward to your next post!
lovely photos as usual, and fun writing with a ton of personality~
xoxoo
Diana

lynnette said...

SO FUNNNN. :D I so wanna go there one day! And eat all the cured meats. And gelato. MMMM.

Akiko said...

Such a gorgeous post and I really love your photographies! So beautiful and dreamy. I'll try to find you via instagram too (mine is akiko-styleimported) and hope to see you there too :) xo akiko
Style Imported

Monica Modzelewski said...

It looks like you are having a wonderful time on your vacation and your photos are all so stunning!
- Monica
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melody said...

beaaaaaaaaaaaaaauuuuuuuuuutiful! so jealous of your travels. I love proscuitto (and salt in general... yikes.. no good!)! the slutty fountains made me laugh, haha!

Joey C. said...

Amazing photos!

Sam said...

I think it's funny you want photography tips from me when Carmen and I say you take really beautiful photos! I adore that red building shot!
Btw you're in HK right? I'm always confused since all your photos are abroad! We should meet up some time?? :)

Sam
http://www.samishome.com

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