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9 tips to survive getting sick in Italy

Getting sick is never fun. Especially when you're an English speaker in a country full of Italians...double yikes! Not only do you not have the support and love of your family back home (unless you're a lucky duck and traveled with them), but you probably have no idea how to navigate the medical world of Italy. Neither did I. And I got sick. Like really sick. As in I've visited a general practitioner twice ...

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10 Characters That You Are Bound To Stumble Across In Italy

If you stay in Italy for a substantial period of time, you start to notice that there are certain characters that keep popping up all over the place. Here is a rundown of some of the most amusing stereotypes that you can run into. 1) Stefano the Sleaze Easy to spot, lurking in the cities most popular courting grounds, the common sleaze has a very unimaginative mating ritual. Often seen simply grunting towar ...

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Riding the Crazy Treno in Italy

It was bound to happen; we all knew it would eventually. Culture shock hits and I end up dazed and confused, looking very much like the American I am. What we didn’t know is that it would happen this soon. Sure, on the first day of my adventure in Italy, that’s acceptable, but the first half hour? Come on now! Low and behold, a half hour after touching down at the airport, I found myself standing at Florenc ...

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