Life in Italy, Travel Tales, Uncategorized

Crossing Colle Mitra

The sun blazed overhead as I felt my skin burning. "Let me go first in case there are snakes," he said nonchalantly, "I'll see them." Snakes? This was not what I had signed up for. It was supposed to be a simple trek up Colle Mitra to the iron cross that stands guard over Sulmona.… Continue reading Crossing Colle Mitra

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How to Cope When Your Best Friend Moves Abroad

"I'm leaving." These are the words everyone dreads hearing. Words that cut you to the core, especially when the person saying them has always been there for you. You've been through everything together for years and now they're abandoning you to start a new life, or at least that's how it feels. What are you… Continue reading How to Cope When Your Best Friend Moves Abroad

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How to Go to a Concert Like an Italian

It's been a crazy few weeks of working, hiking and concert-going, which is why I haven't had much time to write. "You're still working?! But it's summer!" I hear you cry in exasperation. Yes, but unfortunately the work of an ESL teacher continues over summer as students still need lessons. We're basically superheroes. However, there… Continue reading How to Go to a Concert Like an Italian

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Fingers Crossed!

Last week, I entered a competition through World Nomads Insurance to win a travel writing scholarship. The prize includes a trip to Australia as well as a 3-day travel writing workshop where you are mentored by a Lonely Planet writer. You can read my entry at the link below. There were over 3000 entries so… Continue reading Fingers Crossed!