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.
Friday Pic: Funky winter fruit One funky winter fruit common here in Sicily are these gorgeous fruit called Corbezzoli in Italian or Mbriaculi in Sicilian. They are fuzzy little slightly spiky balls of sweet goodness. Apparently when animals eat too many of them they ferment in their stomachs making them slightly drunk. According... Thu, 05 Dec 2013 16:52:42
Secluded Sicily: San Marco d?Alunzio This curious itsy-bitsy place attracted my attention when I first saw it from a train heading from Palermo to Messina. I blinked my eyes in amazement to witness a town literally camped up on the top of a mountain. San Marco d?Alunzio seems tightly compacted up there on Monte Castro som... Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:55:57
Literary Islands: Giovanni Verga † † † Most language students who study Italian at university level are familiar with Giovanni Verga as his short stories in the simple realist style are a perfect introduction to Italian Literature as they are easy for first year students to follow. † Verga?s short tale Cavalleria Rusticana was made... Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:31:06
Weekend Pics: Thinking of Rome It looks like Friday Photo’s have become weekend Pics in the Italian style of letting things slide. Today I’m thinking about Rome which has become an inhospitable place, filled with violent protests. I was shocked to see police pushing protesters along this very road near the Colosseum. ... Sat, 23 Nov 2013 08:46:10
The inspiration of Etna † I?ve been wanting to post about my visits to Etna and how the volcano has always been a rich source of inspiration for me. Her latest eruptions have given me the motivation to get to writing about her. † Yes to the Sicilian?s Etna, is very much a ?she,? a strong female symbol of […]... Wed, 20 Nov 2013 10:38:34