The Italianized Blonde

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Barcelona Travel Guide

Barcelona, Spain has been one of my top most loved travel destinations yet. From the seaside cafes, outdoor markets, and authentic tapas to the rich culture and young energy this city brought me to life the moment I stepped in. It even managed to convince me to extend my trip a day longer so I could enjoy more time basking in the sun and lounging on the beach. I could have used more than one extra day, but I’ll take what I can get! I spent 4 full days in Barcelona. This was just  ...

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Upside Down: An Italian Love Story Told in Reverse by Pia

Ciao Ragazzi, I am Pia from Leipzig, Germany. My lovely friend Abby asked me to write something for the blog to add a new perspective and as I am one of her blog’s loyal followers, I am very happy to do so! To spice up my post a little bit, I will start it from the ending of my love story with Italy and by doing so,  introduce myself. Let’s me just recap the last two years of my life very quickly: Two years ago I was just preparing for my A Levels, finished 12 years of school and  ...

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Living in Another Language

I remember waking up to the sun creeping through the blinds. I opened my computer that was resting next to me on the bed. The small clock in the upper right hand corner of the screen read 5:00am. It was still set to Eastern Standard Time, so I added on 6 hours. It was 11:00 am. I never slept so late. I felt disoriented, everything was strange and foreign. The bed was not mine, this bright mediterranean sun was welcomed but unfamiliar, the room smelled freshly cleaned but far too sterile to  ...

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