The Italianized Blonde

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Rome-ing! (top 3 favorites in Rome)

In February of 2015, in fact on valentine’s day, I took my one giant suitcase filled with my life, hopped on the train from Puglia and moved to Rome! Rome turned into a beautiful, fun, young, artsy and party filled home. I made amazing friends, which was fairly easy as the city is full of expats and foreigners and they have a great and very inclusive community. The one big downside of Rome is that it is easy to always be a tourist; especially as a tall blue eyed blonde who speaks  ...

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Overcoming Fears, Having Faith, and Lots of Spontaneity

  Hey everyone! My name is Emily and I’m from the U.S.A, specifically Eugene, Oregon. If you don’t know where this is then no worries…neither does anyone else in Italy. However, they do know where California is so if I say I live above Cali they always shake their head in approval and have a huge grin. I think they approve. 😉 My journey to Italy  and why I decided to come is one of struggle, many fears, putting my hope in God for my future, a bit of spontaneity, and  ...

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How I Ended Up In The Heel of Italy

Almost three years ago I was living in D.C. struggling to pay bills and going greatly in debt trying to afford my college payments. I was studying art history and International relations and I LOVED it, yet for some insane reason the US makes affording college/university more difficult than I imagine it would be to successfully rob a bank (notthat I have, if I had I probably would have been able to afford my degree). I was a very good girl, I worked extremely hard and balanced an  ...

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Florence, Italy

Every new city I visit in Italy gives me a new and improved flavor of Italian living. A better grasp of culture, language, and even a small glimpse of what daily life might look like for a local. For me, a place could be absolutely breathtaking and full of life and constant stimulation, but if it lacks a certain “mood” the experience changes completely. I am very sensitive to the atmosphere of a place and it always determines how deeply I fall in love with that destination. Get  ...

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