Today on the blog, we’re taking a break from Italy because it’s a big day in Ireland. It’s the All Ireland. The 2013 All Ireland Hurling Championship. (Click here to learn a bit more about the sport of Hurling). We’ll be catching the game from Rome, but were recently in Dublin on our way to […]
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I have been doing a bit of traveling this summer and so have been fortunate enough to spend some time in airports. Here are a few helpful hints to determine if you might be in an Italian airport: 1. You can get a nice glass of prosecco for 5 euro. 2. You get a complementary […]
I arrived at my Paris metro stop at 12:15 am, to find two good friends waiting to whisk me away for a midnight omelet. But on Saturday morning, it was pastry time. Turns out La Bague de Kenza was right around the corner from our hotel. The Algerian pâtisserie offered a buffet of almond-filled sweets. […]
The weather is a bit miserable out and I’m missing a certain Irishman, so my thoughts are drifting to a lovely weekend getaway to Madrid. We headed off to Spain in January as part of a belated Christmas celebration. In high school, my favorite class was Spanish Literature. Lorca, Cervantes… and now cute tiled street […]
I am regrettably late on my weekly La Dolce Vita post. I have an excuse- I was in Morocco. Not only am I surrounded by beautiful scenery and incomparable culture in Italy, I am also strategically located to take short trips all over Europe and North Africa. Location, location, location: definitely a major part of […]
Regional trains are not overly pretty, but sometimes you catch it at the right time and get to enjoy beautiful scenery for about 2 Euro a ride. After an awesome day trip to Castel Gandolfo, we were treated to a gorgeous Lazio sunset over the fields outside of Rome. Summertime and the living is easy.
In March, my old roommate from Santa Monica let me know that she would be in London for Spring Break. We did the logical thing, and decided to meet in Amsterdam. The tulips were beautiful. And I was struck by how different the architecture looked compared to Italy. I was easily entertained by the separate […]
Food. Food. Food. I was really unnerved by these hamburger vending machines in Amsterdam: That just ain’t right.