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Indonesia, a Tropical Italy

The first thing we did at the 2015 Milan Expo was head to the Indonesia pavilion. With a honeymoon already planned to the archipelago, we were excited enough to hitch more than a kilometer all the way to the edge of the fair grounds. Qatar had built an enormous megaplex, Brazil had created a web of rope that visitors… Read more »

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That Time I Drank Poop-Coffee

“Luah, Luah, Luah!” Maybe our eccentric driver had officially lost his mind. “Do you know? Luah coffee? Very good, very expensive. Here cheap cheap. Bali, very expensive. We stop here.” Marco and I were in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and we decided to do what anyone does in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, we booked a driver to take us… Read more »

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On Getting Scammed in Yogyakarta

I like to consider myself a pretty decent traveler. I’ve been places. I’ve done things. At 17 years old I flew to Accra, Ghana alone. At 18 to Seoul, South Korea to visit a friend. At 19 I moved to Italy to study for a semester. Since then, I’ve flown back and forth between Italy and America… Read more »

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Photo Essay: A Tuscan Road Trip in Val d’Orcia

Last April Marco and I went with two friends on a weekend road trip. The first road trip we went on together was from Milan to Umbria, in a weekend tour of just a small part of the region. This time, we decided to tour the Val d’Orcia region in the south of Tuscany. The region is characterized by… Read more »