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  • Recycling in Italy…but what about the body?

    Published June 9th, 2014 by Susie White
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    Many parts of Italy are still behind, but things are moving here and recycling has become mandatory in most cities. I think the first real recycling bins I saw quite a few years ago were the ones for old batteries and those for out-of-date medicines. The bins for the medicine are obviously found outside of pharmacies (and not only), but the containers for batteries aren’t always easy to find. Until one was placed permanently near home, I usually had a little plastic bag of old batteries in my purse, always ready to dispose of them properly. Unfortunately, quite often I forgot I had a bag of batteries with me.

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  • Reasons We Become Expats - Escape

    Published June 5th, 2014 by Melinda Gallo
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    Melinda Gallo splits her time between the idyllic locations of Florence, Italy and Paris, France and ponders what exactly makes a person move abroad. In this installment, she explores the motivation of relationships…

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  • Reasons We Become Expats - Relationships

    Published May 30th, 2014 by Melinda Gallo
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    Melinda Gallo splits her time between the idyllic locations of Florence, Italy and Paris, France and ponders what exactly makes a person move abroad. In this installment, she explores the motivation of relationships…

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  • The Waiting Game

    Published May 25th, 2014 by Susie White
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    I’ve seen different statistics regarding how much time the average person spends in line – anywhere from one and a half years to five years, depending which study you read. I’d tend to believe the higher number for Italians. It just seems like the name of the game here: aspettare.

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  • Reasons We Become Expats - Work

    Published May 22nd, 2014 by Melinda Gallo
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    Melinda Gallo splits her time between the idyllic locations of Florence, Italy and Paris, France and ponders what exactly makes a person move abroad. In this installment, she explores the motivation of work abroad…

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  • Reasons We Become an Expat - Adventure

    Published May 22nd, 2014 by Melinda Gallo
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    Melinda Gallo splits her time between the idyllic locations of Florence, Italy and Paris, France and ponders what exactly makes a person move abroad. In this installment, she explores the motivation of adventure…

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  • Gusto Wine Taster Tours

    Published April 29th, 2014 by Giselle Stafford
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    Don’t have the time for a full day tour with us?

    TASTER TOURS WITH GUSTO WINE TOURS.

    A morning or an afternoon of delicious Umbrian wine tasting.

    Stay near Montefalco, Umbria and we will even pick you up.

    Come and meet us and find out what the buzz is all about!

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  • Avoid Data Charges Abroad

    Published April 28th, 2014 by ErinAbroad
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    Avoid cell phones woes while traveling by learning the pitfalls of roaming charges and the best way to use your mobile abroad.

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  • Expat Easter in Italy

    Published April 18th, 2014 by ErinAbroad
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    For this long Easter weekend, shops are closed, families are gathering and people are celebrating. One of the holiest festivals in the Christian calendar, Easter in Italy is one of the year’s highlights.

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  • Inside the mythology of a CV - A quick overview of the CV writing tragedy

    Published March 17th, 2014 by rumiana
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    You have recently moved to Europe or intend to do so soon. You find yourself in a totally new environment with a mind boggling ‘to do’ list – things that back in your homeland wouldn’t even cross your mind. You don’t know where to start in your hunt for a job. You browse hundreds of websites per day, read a variety of requirements and come across acronyms far beyond the classic resume concept. Some talk about Europass CV others want just a CV, a third a resume, fourth a mix of all. You then realize you have become an expat and pose yourself the question: what happened to the simple job search? Why can’t I just email a simple CV? Why are things different in this country?

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