March 2011

It’s like Coming Home

March 30, 2011

I’ve known for a while that I was homesick. Not that I don’t love Italy or that I’m not happy here, just that I’ve been away from my family for one year now and I’m ready to go home and see them. I’m ready to introduce my life in Italy to my life in the [...]

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Lesson #9: Even If You’re Fluent, You’re Still Not

March 29, 2011

This is a guest post by Jessica Spiegel: the wonderful, all-knowing Italy expert behind BootsnAll’s WhyGoItaly. After taking time out of his busy day to give me a tour of the hostel in Venice he managed, my host offered to give me a mini-walking tour of the neighborhood surrounding the hostel. It was a kind [...]

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California Dreamin’

March 28, 2011

Hello to all of my lovely friends and followers. So, remember how like a month and a half ago I started eluding to this big surprise and then I subsequently left you all hanging on, desperately wondering what I could possibly have planned? Oh, you forgot did you? You didn’t even know I had plans?? [...]

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Lazy Sunday Photos from Florence

March 27, 2011

This morning Lorenzo and I skipped out on our usual Sunday brunch with my workmates in honor of sleeping in, since we’ve had late nights all week and weekend. When we finally did manage to drag ourselves out of bed we decided we better get outside since it has yet to start raining, despite the [...]

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Blog4NZ–A Leap of Faith in Queenstown

March 21, 2011

Recently, the world has been hit by a few massive crises, one of these being the huge 6.3 magnitude earthquake that shook the South Island of New Zealand on February 22, 2011. In an effort to support the people of this amazing country in a time of dire need, four bloggers have joined forces to [...]

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Blog4NZ Christchurch-Getting Over First Impressions

March 21, 2011

Recently, the world has been hit by a few massive crises, one of these being the huge 6.3 magnitude earthquake that shook the South Island of New Zealand on February 22, 2011. In an effort to support the people of this amazing country in a time of dire need, four bloggers have joined forces to [...]

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Lesson #8: Dirty Water is for Wieners

March 15, 2011

This fantastic post has been brought to you by Hogga, from The Traveller – Which is the ultimate guide to balancing tequila and tourism, wrapped in amusing tales of around the world mishaps and adventure. Hope you enjoy! High fives for everyone!  Cultural differences – or… um… me, and my need to wear a helmet. [...]

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Anticipating Ireland

March 10, 2011

This past week was meant to be full of Lonely Planet guides, Ireland blog posts and tons of planning. Let’s just say the Dublin Lonely Planet which my boss loaned me is still sitting unopened on my night stand. On top of that sits the Ireland guidebook that Lorenzo’s sister bought us for Christmas. Tonight [...]

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Lesson #7: If You’re Not Careful, You’ll Die

March 4, 2011

If you read my last post about Lorenzo getting sick in Sardinia then you have an idea what might be coming next. In the comment section Christine and Kenan both went on to mention their respective experiences with Europeans who think that if you go outside with wet hair, you’ll catch a cold. Welcome to [...]

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