Author Archives: Melissa

Villa Del Conte, Tropea

My friend Marcello has a BEAUTIFUL “residence,” which is like a fancy home away from home for many tourists who want to enjoy Tropea, but from a distance. It’s located outside of Tropea in the next town over called Drapia. … Continue reading

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My Baby Belly

No, I’m not pregnant. 🙂 I’m just carrying around a baby belly that’s caught up with me regarding the amount of pizza and pasta I’ve consumed over these few months. (This pic is from the internet, it’s not mine!) When … Continue reading

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Harsh Reality

I really don’t know what to say, other that I’m a bit shocked right now. I found out that someone here I consider a friend has a serious problem with drug abuse. Not just any drug, but cocaine! I’ve observed … Continue reading

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Glad That is Over!

For my entire life, I was curious what it was like to date someone Italian (from Italy), not necessarily Italian-American. I have certainly gotten my taste of it, and have to admit that I don’t like it. 😮  This may … Continue reading

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Living the Life of a Digital Nomad

This term is new to me, but that’s what I am – a digital nomad. This defines a person who can work remotely and chooses to travel or to live anywhere else in the world because they can. I met … Continue reading

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Three Times is a Pattern

A few weeks ago, my feet finally weren’t so swollen from the heat and I could wear anew pair of sandals I bought here. They were comfortable and pretty, and I’d only worn them maybe 4 times? I was out, … Continue reading

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Tesoro e Stellina

I’ve continued to see the guy I met in July through mutual friends. His name is Ivan, and he lives about an hour and a half from here in Reggio di Calabria. He has captivated my interest as he’s different … Continue reading

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