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No Means No: No Vuol Dire No

The sun was starting to go down, illuminating the tops of the buildings with a gold veil. Cars rushed by and scooters swerved between them. Everyone was ready to be home. I met my husband at the end of our street as we both returned from long days at work. I smiled as soon as I saw Lorenzo, but  ...

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My Big Fat ITALIAN Wedding

It’s been one year, and Lorenzo and I have traveled for the vast majority of those days together all the way around the sun. It’s been an amazingly beautiful year and I would not trade a minute of it. April 16th, 2016 I got married: Something I thought I would never do, let alone at such a  ...

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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  ...

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“Culture Shock”

Since living in Italy I am quickly picking up on cultural differences between American and Italian culture and what IS or IS NOT important or expected on a daily basis. Of course these are all generalizations and cannot be true for every Italian person or place and will depend heavily on where  ...

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Transportation in Italy

Before I begin to write, let me just start by saying, this could be a long winded article. I will try my best to keep it short but I have A LOT to say on the matter of public transportation in Italy and most is not so positive (which is rare for me). I am generally an optimist and can always  ...

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Christmas Around Europe

   Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Well, I know I’m a little late but who actually wants the holiday season to come to an end?! Not me! So in celebration of happy thoughts, cheery music, time with loved ones, decorations and all the clean, crisp air let me share a few pictures of my  ...

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