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whidden39
10/31/2016 04:07 EST

Is it time to build a 'pro' list? Not everyone has the same pros and there may be some surprises especially for those not already residing here. How about just one pro each to keep it within bounds and not have repetition? There are countless pros for me for Italy in general, but living in Puglia revealed the wonderful nature of the Pugliese people. They are not jaded by tourism, they are patient with those who do not speak the language, they are empathetic, helpful and generous. My neighbors have been welcoming and curious about us Americans moving in down the street. I am so fortunate to have these people in daily contact and it has aided my transition her immensely.

LisaC1
11/5/2016 15:08 EST

katabiel,

Your rental sounds wonderful. How did you find it? We are currently gathering sources for our future rental next year.

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equitraveler
11/5/2016 13:10 EST

I completely agree with the need to be careful about delivery, with one caveat. We have ordered appliances from Mediaworld and they call in the morning and tell you when in the afternoon they will deliver (two hour window in our experience). Of course one never knows what day they will call. For furniture companies we have had better luck; they call days ahead and come when they say they will.

Sergios
11/5/2016 06:46 EST

Katabiel, nice catch. Word of advice about Amazon.it and all other mail orders. Delivery comes when it comes and if you are not home the cat and mouse games with the delivery service. I got around that by making friends with a nearby store keeper. I have my packages sent to him, knowing somebody will be there to sign or accept the package. Saves many days of having to sit at home waiting for a package that could come in the morning, evening or the next day, or....

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