Tag Archives: Rome if you want to

Ass on toilet, feet in bidet.

It is a myth that all Italians in big cities speak English. My feet were sweating in my socks today and by the time we made our way over to St. Peter’s (successfully on a bus and a train) and … Continue reading

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When in Rome

So, hey. There’s a marathon in Rome today. Yesterday we slept until nearly 1 in the afternoon, then went to our little piazza for sandwiches and drinks, then to the tabacchi for bus passes and cappuccinos. Those bus passes are … Continue reading

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And now, the moment of truth

I am having a test packing of my suitcase. Let us pray.

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Travel notes

So. I’m going to Rome. Peopled keep asking me how I know what kind of clothes to pack. The answer is I don’t. I don’t have any idea what the weather’s going to be like. I assume it’s going to … Continue reading

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Shoe Strife

This whole shoes-for-Italy business is getting to me. I don’t want to take too many shoes with me because I only want to take the one bag (and my giant pocketbook), yet my instinct is always to take many shoes … Continue reading

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Living like royalty.

Grimace and I are booked to stay in a minor palace in Rome. In Florence we’re staying in the de Medici palace. Let me repeat that. In Florence we’re staying in the de Medici palace.  I know, right? One of … Continue reading

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I have a condition.

No, really, I do. I have a rare condition in which my body produces excess cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF) and then can’t throw it off fast enough. It used to be called Pseudotumor Cerebri because it makes your body act like … Continue reading

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