Italian Christmas Cake

Christmas is already over, but we found our favorite ice cream shop in Berlin still has the Italian Christmas cake. The texture is rather dry, not as dense as the German Christmas cake. It tastes lighter and here it’s served with mascarpone cream and vanilla ice cream. Perfetto!

Andrea Bocelli, Teatro del Silenzio 2009 Experience

Me and hubby at the concert

I had always been a huge fan of Andrea since I heard him sang Con Te Partiro. It was one of the first CDs I bought (previously it was always tapes =P). Anyhow, to be honest, I never imagine of actually going to his concert. Because it was usually expensive, and there was never one in Indonesia or Germany prior to 2009. I went to the Mascagni Gala at Deutsche Oper Berlin, but that was another story ;).

So this year, we thought, we finished our master study and we should give ourselves a gift :). And when I could get the tickets back in November (yup, 8 months before the concert) I thought this is really a sign that we should go :).

It turned out to be one of the best decision we made this year! It was truly a special concert, the one concert a Bocelli fan should go to.

The concert took place in Andrea Bocell’s hometown, Lajatico. The venue was not exactly in the city itself, but in an open air amphitheater in the middle of the Tuscan hills. It is so beautiful! You can see the yellow fields around the area, the brilliant blue sky, it was just perfect. It looked like it just came straight out of a painting :).

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