Hi there! My name is Layne and welcome to va beh dai.

I am a lover of learning foreign languages, foreign cultures, and foreign food! I am married to an Italian-speaking Italian (which gives me street cred), have possibly been to enough countries to be considered well-traveled (but not by hardcore wayfarers), and basically my eyes are bigger than my stomach when it comes to everything foreign (meaning I get ahead of myself about this stuff on a daily basis).

As I suppose is called for, I should tell you that the blog title Va Beh Dai is really an untranslatable Italian phrase that you can only understand from learning some Italian. You’re welcome for that.