Sweet, frosted Colosseum!

Rome, Italy I generally prefer chocolate frosting, though an occasional cream cheese-based confection will really get me.  And while I have been slowly introducing Dario's family to some of my favorite American foods – stuffed[…]

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Meanwhile, in Spain…

Rome, Italy Dario and I decided to spend some time with the family back in Italy, both for the pleasure of being together for the holidays and to skip out on some of the cold,[…]

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Buon Natale from Rome!

Rome, Italy Dario and I are spending the winter holidays with his family in Rome.  Things are a bit crazy as he is helping with repairs to the house and we are rearranging some of[…]

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Piadina in Pesaro.

Pesaro, Italy When we visited Dario's family in Pesaro they took us out for a dinner of piadina, a typical food from the region.  It's half-way between a burrito and a panino: a tortilla-like flatbread[…]

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Buzzer and the lake.

Rome, Italy   A friendly buzzing insect that stopped by to say hello. Fortunately, she found her way back out shortly after this picture was taken. Fortunate because she was freakin’ HUGE and I’m not[…]

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