last week, my host family in lainate took me to a festival in celebration of alborella, a small white fish that’s popular in northern italy, usually served whole and fried and eaten just the same way. it was a lovely night; i got to meet many of their friends and family, share a big meal with them, see a lot of old italian men do the electric slide with deadly seriousness. i’m in illegio now, near gemona del frilui, nestled in the alps about 36 miles from austria. pictures of the new area forthcoming.
and, surprise! nothern italians tend to be real into country music and line dancing. but this lady was doing her own thing while everyone else was pussyfooting around the cha-cha slide or whatever it was. can you see the fire in her eyes? i lightened her face too much, but the internet is slow enough here that i’m willing to post the photo as is rather than wait 10 minutes to upload a re-edited version, so deal with that.