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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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There are days  Posted on 09/07/2014
There are days when I stuff my clothes into my tiny, leaking washing machine, and pull them out, two hours later, sopping and dripping onto the kitchen floor. The weak spin cycle is useless. There are days when I lean out the window, and...
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Porta Portese: Rome’s Flea Market  Posted on 09/04/2014
Senti. (Listen). I need new shoes. Need. I do not mean “need” in the metaphorical “it would be nice to have” sense. I mean I actually for once in my life really need new shoes. In the past six weeks, I have thrown...
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Rome’s Quiet Museum: A Visit to Centrale Montemartini  Posted on 08/09/2014
I love Jimmy. I really do. But a girl who doesn’t care about sports can only take so much sports talk. And so much is a very small amount. Sometimes you have to get out of the house, away from the TV, and give yourself a good shake...
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48 Hours in Dubrovnik, Croatia  Posted on 08/05/2014
Before I left, we left. Rome can be a fantastic city to live, but just like anywhere, it’s good to get out.  We needed a break from the distractions of daily life. The work emails, the over-committments, the stuff… oh god,...
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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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