We Stay in a Cottage in Ireland. There is No Pie.

16th Oct, 2012

- Folks, I am ill, ill, ill. I was supposed to leave for California this morning, but changed…

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A Quick Spanish Lesson for My Husband

17th May, 2012

My darling husband has a slightly inflated impression of my foreign language abilities. A haggling session in Cuzco…

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8 Totally Innocuous German Words That Make Me Giggle.

23rd Apr, 2012

When I was ten or eleven, my mother took my brother and me to see Universal Soldier in…

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Cilantro vs. Coriander, and The Verbal Bloodbath That Ensued.

12th Dec, 2011

There are some arguments that will consume you. They will take over your entire mind and body, so…

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WTF Wednesday: Italian TV

4th May, 2011

TV outside of the U.S. is such a treasure. After spending the whole day roaming around a foreign…

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Italian T.S.A. – no longer a punchline.

8th Apr, 2011

- You know that old joke about heaven and hell? How in heaven, the police are British, the…

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The local and the tourist

31st Mar, 2011

We are sitting in a restaurant in Rome. The Peroni Brewery Restaurant, to be exact. Shockingly, it is…

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10 words Britons should not say in America

21st Feb, 2011

Recently, my home has come to resemble a slumber party full of middle school girls. There’s been lots…

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