Monthly Archives: February 2010

snow

a very rare event: it is snowing in Rome. The city is all white and people are smiling

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rainy rome

It feels like there’s a price to pay for the long-lasting warm summer in Rome: the unbearably rainy days of mid-winter, days spent in a depressed state of mind watching through the window. It is early February and once again … Continue reading

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North or South?

Salambo escaped to Naples for a two-day breathing break. While on the train, she wondered about the North-South border of Italy. It is well known that Italy as a country is divided into two distinct parts: the working North and … Continue reading

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The joy or hassle of shopping in Rome

This morning Salambo went shopping. It sounds like a very mundane activity not worth writing about, but shopping in Rome is one of the most energy-consuming activities. To shop, residents have to drive to one of the big shopping malls … Continue reading

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