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Feb 28, 2022

How long do you have to live outside your own country before your patriotism starts to fade? How long do you have to be an expat or immigrant before hearing your home country bashed doesn’t phase you?

For Tiffany, the answer is at least more than 17 years. Even though she’s called Italy home for over 17 years now,...

Feb 24, 2022

On Monday we talked about Italian espresso, and what an integral part of Italian culture it is.

In the same vein, Katy describes the unique coffee shop culture of Seattle in the 1990s—a far cry from the sterile, uniform, laptop-laden Starbucks of today.

In their heyday, Seattle's iconic coffee shops were...

Feb 21, 2022

What makes Italian espresso different from American coffee? Perhaps more to the point, what makes it better? And what separates good espresso from great espresso?

Today we are joined by author and Italian espresso expert Wendy Pojmann to talk about all things caffè.

An American professor and historian, Wendy was in...

Feb 17, 2022

Only in Rome can you stumble upon a Michelangelo sculpture in a church hardly any tourists visit. A few weeks ago we talked about some of the most artistically important frescoes and oil paintings that you can find and admire (for free!) in Rome's churches. (Listen here!)

Today, Tiffany takes you on another tour of...

Feb 14, 2022

Tiffany gives you the low-down on Rome's neighborhoods, particularly from the expat perspective.

Which neighborhoods are the prettiest? Where are they located? How high are the living expenses there and what kind of expat (typically) lives there? Also—what's the most important landmark in each neighborhood and what...