About me: Since moving to Sicily in 2002 from Australia Rochelle has worked as a journalist, translator and writer.
She is currently working on a travel memoir titled Descent into Sicily. Her other areas of interest include: poetry, screenplay adaptation, opera libretti, the novella, Sicilian Literature and photography.
Rochelle currently writes two separate lifestyle and travel blogs Talking in Tongues and the Unwilling Expat while working on other projects and raising her son.
After a decade of living in Sicily things are less adventurous and she is looking for ways of appreciating this expat existence, sharing itís difficulties and contemplating about living life away from home.
Unwilling expat is about the current journey through Sicily.
Acireale slipped through my fingers ? This year I planned to go and finally see the animated floats on the first day of the oldest and most elaborate Carnival parade in Sicily. As with most well intentioned plans it came across many obstacles, including a feverish four year old and an unmotivated Sicilian husband who didn?t fancy... Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:26:15
Fabulous Venice Carnival Originally posted on Delightfully Italy:Twelve solid days of costumed chaos, fairy tale masks everywhere, streets awash in stunning costumed-revelers,†in the enchanted scenario of St Marco square: this is what everybody has in mind when thinking of Venice Carnival. But Venice Carnival is much more t... Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:56:57
E viva San Leone ? E musica This year I was fortunate enough to get to San Leone?s ?festa? at Longi (20th Feb) which I find is generally more traditional and particular then the one celebrated at Sinagra (even if I love them both!) I liked the solemn religiosity and playfulness of Longi?s interpretation of this Saint?s celebra... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:09:28
Weekend Photo: Etna UFO Ok, so I’m running a little late with the Friday photo. But it is spectacular nonetheless!! Etna has been acting out once again, this time with an avalanche thrown in. We saw this amazing cloud formation, from her which seemed like a giant UFOFiled under: About me, Beautiful Italy, Expat, Expa... Sat, 15 Feb 2014 21:49:06