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Flavio Al Velavevodetto  Posted on 03/10/2015
Here’s what it is like in real life: I stayed at the office until 7 pm, and then had to deal with the unpredictable commute home, at which point I was so tired that I re-heated arrabbiata that I had in the fridge, and sat down in...
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Cost of a Taxi to and from Rome’s Airports  Posted on 03/01/2015
Allow me to recount for you a miracle of miracles: Once upon a time, I paid the correct taxi fare from Rome to the airport. You see, whenever people ask me if I speak Italian, I say I speak enough.  If they push, I clarify that I...
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The Golden Hour in Rome  Posted on 02/17/2015
I have lived in Rome for half my adult life, but there are still days when I round a corner and squee with excitement because it is just That. Damn. Beautiful. Jim puts up with me stopping every 2 minutes to take photos “like a...
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Exploring East Berlin in Winter  Posted on 02/15/2015
Other than a food tour, we had zero hard commitments on our Berlin itinerary.  This left of plenty of time to explore East Berlin, and hang out in Mitte in particular. The backyard alleyways would be perfect for a beer in summer, but...
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Berlin Food Tour  Posted on 02/08/2015
I like things, but I definitely like places more. For Christmas, I was thrilled to be gifted with a trip to Berlin- a city we have long wanted to explore. I like exploring, but I like eating more.  (It is one in the same, right?) I...
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This Bar  Posted on 02/03/2015
Dear American Academy in Rome, Can I move in, please? xo, Natalie
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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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  • 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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