Monthly Archives: November 2013

What I’m Thankful For – Italy Edition

1) Italian food Because let’s get real … it’s amazing 2) Italian Men Ahem, I mean MY Italian man 3) Italian Mountains 4) Italian Beaches 5) Old Italians They ditch you in line and mean mug you on the streets, … Continue reading

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Teaching Small Children, In Numbers

To accompany my Monday “When Plans Go Awry” post and based off the popularity of my “Parent’s Visit, In Numbers” post I decided to continue the theme, this time based off of my time working with small children, predominately from … Continue reading

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When Plans Go Awry

I kind of stumbled into teaching. I started teaching private English lessons when I first arrived in Italy because I needed money to do things like eat and pay rent…but it was just temporary. Then I started teaching English at … Continue reading

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Doing the Wave in Verona’s Arena

It was my second time in Verona, but my first time with a purpose. Marco and I had tickets to see the opera Aida in the Arena of Verona that night. It was a steaming mid-afternoon in August and we … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: The Italian City of Love

Verona, Italy is perhaps most known as the home of Romeo and Juliet and their tragic, yet romantic, love affair. Each year, thousands head to Verona to see Juliet’s balcony on a sort of love pilgrimage, only to overlook what … Continue reading

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Toward Monet: Landscape from the 17th – 20th Centuries

I took a walk Sunday from the twisted woods of northern Europe in the 17th century to the detailed Venetian canals in the 18th century. I traveled through the romantic French countryside in the 19th century and ended my trip … Continue reading

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