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Week 2 at JFRC: The Pope, some clubs, and lots of gelato

Another week has passed in Roma, and I have no idea where the time has gone. Let me try to remember what I did this week so that I can believe it has actually been another week.  I think I must have spent Monday doing homework, because I can't recall anything exciting other than stopping… Continue reading Week 2 at JFRC: The Pope, some clubs, and lots of gelato

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Ciampini: Gelato for the Italian Professional

Gelaterias are all over Rome. One might argue that there are more gelaterias in Rome than there are Starbucks in an American city. However, there is no monopoly over gelato brands in Rome. So how does one decide which gelateria to try? Some basic advice I've heard is to not eat the gelato that looks… Continue reading Ciampini: Gelato for the Italian Professional

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Amalfi Adventures: Underwater ruins, sulfur mines, thermal baths, and too much Limoncello

It's wonderful that classes are typically Monday-Thursday so that we have a long weekend to travel. My weekend began with a study-based day trip to Baia on the Amalfi Coast. After a long morning drive, we loaded a boat for a tour of the underwater city ruins. Little did we know we would experience a… Continue reading Amalfi Adventures: Underwater ruins, sulfur mines, thermal baths, and too much Limoncello

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It’s raining, it’s pouring, our trip to London definitely wasn’t boring 

We knew it would be cold and rainy in London upon arrival, but no mental preparation would have been enough. Our arrival was delayed per usual. After navigating the less than ideal Tube/Underground, the Google-estimated walk to our hostel was more like 30 minutes than 10 minutes in the pouring rain with heavy luggage. The… Continue reading It’s raining, it’s pouring, our trip to London definitely wasn’t boring