September 2009

September 28, 2009

Learning Lessons In Confidence Thanks to the Italians

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Although I have experienced many culture shocks, the one most interesting and prominent is the tendency for Italians to be quite brutally honest. At first, it was off-putting. Here in Italy, the culture is such a stark difference between that of America when it comes to social interactions. Whereas in America, you get a lot of people who are, for lack of a better word, bullshitting you, the Italians are so far from telling you what you want to hear.

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September 25, 2009

How to Buy Crack in Italy

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Do you want to buy crack while you’re in Italy? Maybe some speed? Well, all you have to do is go to any “bar” (not typical American bar, but an Italian bar which serves panini’s, coffee, etc…) and ask for doppia caffelatte. SERIOUSLY.

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September 25, 2009

Excuse Me While I Blog About Mozzarella (& Tomatoes)

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Let’s just be clear here: I’m really not a foodie. I mean, I like food, but I don’t live and die for a good meal. In fact, most days back in America, I got so into designing/coding that I would literally forget to eat. But, my god, has Italy changed all of this for me.

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September 23, 2009

Tourism in Roma: Not Your Typical Experience

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The other day, I set out to do some sightseeing and decided I’d take the 44 bus towards Piazza Venezia. Apparently, the straight-shoot tram also could have taken me to the same destination, but my route calculator told me to ...

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