Monthly Archives: October 2012

Just One Of Those Spaghetti Tivoli Sunday’s

Today my new friend Shane and I went to The Villa d’Este in Tivoli near Rome. From the train station we walked the charming narrow streets of Tivoli toward the villa and were instantly greeted with a lovely, flowery scent … Continue reading

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Rainy Day Food In Rome

Today in Rome the sky is full of clouds and at any minute it looks like it will rain. There is a chilly breeze blowing through my bedroom doors, the curtains flutter crazily.  It is a perfect night for chicken … Continue reading

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Passing On The Left, My First Ride With Gio

I arrived in Italy a month ago today. Gio picked me up at the airport in Milan and from there we drove two hours to Gio’s hometown of Pavullo nel Frignano  a town in the province of Modena  in the … Continue reading

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La mia cucina a Roma

Today I shopped for food in the local market, things I will need for the week. I want to start cooking my own meals, the vacation is over. My goal is to have a solid draft of my new book … Continue reading

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My Place In Roma

Tomorrow will be one week I have been in Rome. The color of the building I live is an apricot-yellow with deep green shutters. One of the things I love most about my new place is the caged elevator in … Continue reading

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Here I am Rome

Two nights ago in a little restaurant in Rome in the neighborhood of Trastevere I had the best Spaghetti Carbonara I have ever had in my life. Every single solitary word to describe “delicious” and “spectacular” applies here. After eating … Continue reading

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My Last Night In Pavulo

It rains tonight in the Italian town of Pavullo where I stay with the Baldoni family in their large home on the hill.  It has been almost three weeks and we are friends now, a comfort between us has grown … Continue reading

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