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On Culture, Church and Conditioner – The Truth Behind Culture Shock

I started going to Mass again since I moved to Italy. It’s a surreal experience for a semi-religious American. We go most often to the Duomo of Monza, which is an even grander experience than your typical chiesa, though all the churches are ornate, detailed and rich in atmosphere. You won’t find sunny churches with… Read more »

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Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Wanderlust!

Wanderlust (noun) ˈwän-dər-ˌləst – an irresistibly strong desire or an impulse to travel far away and explore different places. What ignites your ‘wanderlust’? It doesn’t take much for me to have a ridiculously strong desire to travel, and it’s photos like this one, taken in the Dolomites in Trentino, Italy, that remind me why I feel… Read more »

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Verizon, the Mafia Phone-Lord of the Cell Phone Carriers

I know I need to figure out what to do with my American phone while I’m in Italy. How can I keep my number without paying the same amount? Why is Verizon some kind of Mafia Phone-Lord who won’t let you switch to other carriers because their phones don’t have slots for sim-cards? What kind… Read more »