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Guest Post: A Year in My Eyes

Hello! This is Jared taking over as I figured I ought to give Estrella the day off and instead give my fingers some exercise. After all it is her birthday and what birthday would be complete without a special tribute, so without further adieu… 1,257 more words

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Citizenship quest (part 2)

I have finally pressed the button and applied for my Italian Citizenship. Now all I have to do, is sit back with a glass of wine and wait to see if they reject my application. 326 more words

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Italy’s Liquid Gold Rush - The Olive Harvest

In our area, northern Lazio, busy season is October into November. The weather is cooling off as we head into autumn and there’s satisfaction to be had from the last burst of hard work for the year. 1,417 more words

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Vicolo Wars: The Cease-Fire

Sometimes it’s better to admit defeat—especially when it appears your opponents have the upper hand (and the youth and energy to outlast you.)

I could “go full postal” on these boys, but what would that accomplish, really? 103 more words

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Ten of my favorites from Florence!

Studying abroad in Florence may be the greatest thing I’ve ever decided to do. It was the fall of my junior year, a time in my life where I really needed to get out of my comfort zone and just wing it. 1,338 more words

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Arrivederci, Italia

There are several ways to say goodbye in Italian: “A presto,” see you soon; “Ciao,” bye (also hi!); “Addio,” a final farewell; and “Arrivederci,” see you again. 832 more words

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Weekend Getaway to Venice

Going to Venice was something I have been wanting to do for a long time. Over and over again people would say that it’s a city you have to see at least once in your life…and they were right. 390 more words

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