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Different Take on Familiar Things

Different Take on Familiar Things I. Cappuccino The closest you’ll get to having typical American coffee in Italy is either an Americano or cappuccino. And, no, not one of those over-priced, barely coffee drinks you’d get at Starbucks or at any other non-coffee shop place. I’ve never really been to any real cafĂ©-type of places […]

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Wrong Turn on a Friday

The problem with being exhausted, nursing tired feet, and in dire need of a restroom, is that for someone who had never been outside of the United States in their twenty years of life, this is a recipe for mistakes to be made. Being without a reliable GPS doesn’t lessen my fear of ending up […]

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Rarely the Same, Just as Delicious

Experiences in different places are not always the same, and ice cream experiences are no exception. American and Italian ice cream are vastly different, but both offer a delicious relief from the heat or just a cool treat for fun. Unless you go to a local ice cream parlor in America, the best ice cream […]

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It All Leads Back to Michelangelo

Michelangelo is hands-down my favorite artist of all time. The way he is able to create life from stone is truly amazing and awe-inspiring. While in Firenze I wanted to go to the Piazzale Michelangelo since it has the best views of Florence and the artist in me was itching to find something truly beautiful […]

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Street Performers, Not Riots

I’m sitting on my apartment’s terrace, staring at the top of the Duomo, not wanting to write this blog post because it means my time in my favorite city is coming to a close. It was a nice change to be able to wander around Florence today without having to be anywhere at a specific […]

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Return to Rome

It’s said that if you throw a coin with your right hand over your left shoulder into the Trevi Fountain, that you’ll return to Italy one day. Turned out my “one day” was this year. I had fallen in love with the Italian architecture and seeing it again was like seeing an old friend. I […]

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The Bags Under My Eyes Are Designer: I Got Them in Milan

As much as I was dreading this day to come, my time in Italy has come to an end. Milan, though not my favorite stop in Italy, was definitely one stop I was looking forward to, if only for the Gothic-style Duomo. When I heard we were going to be taking the elevator up to […]

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Unintentional Italian Lessons

Coming to Italy, turning on the TV was the last thing I thought I would do. In Rome, we didn’t even try turning on the television sitting on the nightstand. In Florence, in the hopes to watch Miss Universe, Nicole turned it on, but not only was she six hours off with the time, but […]

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Dogs of Poppi

Throughout the entirety of this trip, I have seen dogs everywhere. I’m the type of person who, if I see a dog, I want to pet them. Its been hard for me to contain myself, mainly because I felt that it was not common here in Italy to do that, plus I don’t even know […]