Two years ago between third and fourth year pharmacy school, I travelled to Forio, Ischia to study the science of eating and living well Mediterranean-style. There was an entire group of us spending mornings in a classroom that opened to the sea, gulping down those oh-so-creamy and oh-so-frothy cappuccinos made famous by one of the owners. And needless to say, the nights were spent eating at La Casereccia (see: http://www.lacasereccia.com/) or having impromptu dance parties at the hostel. After three glorious weeks of gluttony, we all went our separate ways whether that meant home to Canada or to explore more of Italy. During our last dinner together, I was given a beautiful ceramic painting of Ischia as a gift and told to hang it in my future house. See photograph below and smile.
A huge thank you to my now-colleagues, I know that every time I see it, I will smile too.
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Jasmine is a former pharmacist turned writer and wine drinker from Alberta, Canada living "the sweet life" in Bergamo, Italy.
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