Posts tagged "Italy"

One city cancels their Columbus Day parade

One city cancels their Columbus Day parade
I’m not one for celebrating Columbus Day. I’ve blogged about this topic before that I personally don’t celebrate the history that led to the genocide of indigenous people in the Americas. In some communities, there is growing disinterest in honoring Christopher Columbus. Some schools have stopped taking it as a holiday. In Albany, N.Y.,  the... Read more »

Crossing the border

Crossing the border
“Where is your visa?” the immigration officer demanded at the airport outside Barcelona, Spain. A young Moroccan woman, who didn’t speak Spanish, shrugged her shoulders as if she didn’t understand the question. “Your visa? Your identity card?” the officer implored. I was standing in the line next to her and the immigration officer looking at... Read more »

Finding Mexican food .... in Rome

Tex-Mex menu in Rome I’m in Italy for the next five weeks so I will be keeping tabs on news at home and abroad. But whenever I go to a new country I always look to see if I can find a sign of Mexican culture. And here along the Tiber River in Rome I... Read more »
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I speak "Spitaliano"

Some friends came to visit me in Florence, where I taught a travel writing class for the last month, and we decided to venture to the other side of the Arno, the river that divides the city. To me, the other side of the river is quieter and less ridden with tourists. We crossed the... Read more »