To Arizona and Back Again
Arizona sunset

After Valentine’s Day I visited my brother and his fianc√© for 10 days. I was originally gonna stay 5-6 days, but I extended it to 10 after having so much fun and bad weather in the New York area. He lives outside of Phoenix. I had visited Arizona first in 2010 and we went up […]

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See you later…
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It is often mentioned that goodbyes are permanent, which is why I chose to entitle what is to be the last installment of me blogging about my Italian travels with the phrase ‘see you later.’ When I first arrived in Italy, the stalks of corn were just below my knees, now my head is tilted […]

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Ponza Escape
The Island of Ponza as we left.

I have spent my whole life looking at pictures hung up on walls or pasted into photo albums of the Isola di Ponza, the small volcano-created island located about 20 miles off the coast between Rome and Naples. I have spent my whole life hearing stories of its beaches and how soothing its waters are. […]

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The Path Less Traveled in Roma
In the Garden of the Orange Trees

I wonder what it is about Rome that has me so mesmerized. Something inside me surges when I’m in Rome, and when I leave the Eternal City I am left feeling very barren. Today my cousin and I took a day trip to Rome. We woke up at 7, which was a bit difficult to […]

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Adventure Continues
Frozen yogurt with nutella syrup and strawberries

So I had another lovely weekend after my visit to Napoli. The only downtrodden thing was Italy losing their match against Costa Rica on Saturday. We’ll rebound against Uruguay tomorrow. After the match, we had dinner, and then I showered. We took in a trip into Sora to see them setting up l’infiorata, which is […]

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Caserta & Napoli
The third room of the library

Everyday has been spectacular here in Italy, and yesterday was another day of pure bliss added to that. We left in the morning to my cousins boyfriends house a few towns away and made our way south to the town of Caserta. I asked what we were doing here and the reply was La Reggia […]

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Uptick in Antics
Inside the Abbey

Ah, so here I am again skipping days with my posts! We shall begin the catch-up where I left off last time: the World Cup! We gathered for a big dinner around 10 p.m. on Saturday for the match between England v. Italy. We had pizza, cured meats, vegetables, and plenty of Moretti beer. When […]

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Italy and the World Cup.

I’ve been quiet the past few days because there’s not much to say when you are living a home-life. It’s just been wake-up, breakfast, study my Italian, eat lunch, aid with chores, eat dinner, shower and sleep. It’s much like it is at home for me. The interesting part of this experience is I’ve learned […]

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