April 23, 2018

In a previous post about why I moved to Italy I explained that the easiest way to make a living there was by either working as a tour guide, at the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), or as an English teacher. I opted for the latter, an English teacher I would be...

April 5, 2018

I didn't plan to leave Italy. Okay, I sorta did, but not entirely. Let me explain: the ultimate plan was to leave Rome (read about how I ended up in Rome) and study Jewelry Design at Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Milan. I applied for a scholarship and earned myse...

March 26, 2018

When you think of Rome, you think: food, landmarks, and history. But, do you think, Africa? When I first arrived in Italy (read about why I moved to Italy), I was shocked by the abundance of young black people that I saw. I would see them and wonder if their experience...

March 19, 2018

Disclaimer: This is quite a descriptive post, so if you can visualize things vividly, and have a squeamish stomach, this is post is not for you.

Once upon a time when I was living in Italy (read my post on why I moved to Italy), my boyfriend (at the time) and I were wal...

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