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Rome’s Cat Cafe: Romeow  Posted on 01/19/2015
For the first year I lived in Rome, something was missing. Of course I had moments of homesickness. I missed my family and my friends. And I finally realized that I also missed my pets. There was no cat cafe in 2010, but soon...
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Riso Testaccio: Sushi, sides and secondi  Posted on 01/17/2015
I was gone for a few weeks last summer.  It seems that was all it took for the neighborhood to change. Screaming down Via Marmorata in a taxi on way home from the airport, I caught a glimpse of a modern space.  Despite my...
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Christmas Tea in Rome: Babington’s Tea Shop  Posted on 12/20/2014
I have walked by Babington’s many times.  If you have been to Rome, so have you. With an unimaginably good location, Babington’s offers tea and light bites right at the base of the Spanish Steps.  You know. Right...
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Trolling Trastevere  Posted on 12/15/2014
I sometimes hate on Trastevere. It is easy to see why it is popular: charming, central and well looked after. However, its strength is its weakness, and these virtues also means it is packed with hawkers of knickknacks, over-salted...
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Shopping for Olio Nuovo in Rome  Posted on 11/30/2014
I have missed this stretch of the Tiber. This is where I notice the seasons change in Rome. On this same walk, I wistfully watched for the first green leaves in spring, and where I now crunch through autumn. My favorite thing about fall in...
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24 Hours in London  Posted on 11/13/2014
I’ve been there. I have spent a single night in London.  I have ordered a flat white and just kept going. Right now, though? Right now I am literally sitting by a pool in November, reading a book, and savoring the last few...
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Supplizio: Fried Goodness in Rome’s Centro Storico  Posted on 10/29/2014
The first time I ever had supplì, I spit it out. I was mid-conversation, and I picked up a small fried ball and popped it into my mouth. Without breaking eye contact, I very quickly spit it back into my napkin with little to no...
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Finding the right words  Posted on 10/16/2014
One of the very first words I ever learned in Italian was “cavatappi.” Corkscrew. I needed one to be able to open the first bottle of wine in my first Roman apartment. I stood by my door, staring at my pocket Italian...
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Row boats in Villa Borghese  Posted on 10/14/2014
You know that little lake in Villa Borghese?  You know- the adorable one? It’s called the Laghetto, and it is a perfect spot for picnics.  It is probably my favorite picnic spot in all of Rome, because I am sentimental and...
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Indulgence  Posted on 10/04/2014
I am recovering. I am recovering from too much fun, and too much work, etc, etc. There are times in life when you need to find a balance. There are other times when you have to surrender control and let the scale swing widely back and...
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  • domenico 19 March 2012 13:23:03

    Hello, my name is domenico, i'm from rome...here i'm a lawyer, and i'm looking for someone to improove my english. Everything you need, ask to me!!

  • allen 11 January 2012 02:21:11

    I am a chef considering moving to rome, I will be there in Feb. 2012 how is the employment?

    Thank You,

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