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The Best Instagram Captions to Use When You Study Abroad

Pictures say a thousand words, but captions can only say so many. Fall semester is just around the corner, which means that summer in unfortunately over and it’s time to return to campus. However, for a lucky few, they get to spend the next semester studying abroad at a university in a different country (or countries). Being in a foreign place comes the opportunity to travel, and I highly suggest you do.No matter where you go, one thing is a given: you'll want to take pictures! Once you've sele...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Instagram, College, Africa, Rome, Czech Republic, Italy, Pictures, Tim Cahill, Study Abroad, Lily James, Henry David Thoreau, ROME Italy, Moher Ireland, Susan Sontag


10 Best Italy Honeymoon Destinations

Hey! We are Michael and Alexandra from the travel blog Couple’s Coordinates and today we are sharing our 10 best Italy honeymoon destinations. On the beach in Positano Our relationship and travel have been entwined since the inception; having traveled to more than 30 countries together over the last 5 years. Many of our major milestones have taken place on the road including our engagement in Positano, Italy, and our wedding in Bora Bora. Having lived in Florence, Italy, we have become exper...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Milan, Rome, Unesco, Italy, George Clooney, Frank Sinatra, Honeymoon, Florence, Fiorentina, Caribbean, Vespa, Columbia, Amalfi Coast, Sicily


Madurai- The Heart of Tamil Nadu

During my sojourn at Madurai, every day apparently started with a visit to the magnificent Meenakshi temple and ended eventually at the same place. It wasn’t just about the temple, but also its surroundings and liveliness of the streets. A stroll through its circumambulatory streets offered a significant insight into the life around the temple, which supposedly hasn’t changed much since the temple gained prominence during the rule of Pandyas. Lined with shops selling a plethora of item...
Tags: Travel, China, India, Rome, Bangalore, Jain, Tamil Nadu, Chennai, Shiva, Madurai, Murugan, Mahatma Gandhi, Parvati, Pandya, Nayak, R Niranjan Das


The Proms–Musgrave, Copland, Barber, Britten–and Arcola Opera Turnage

This year’s Proms as well as commemorating the centennial of the end of the First World War is also marking the centennial of The Representation of the People Act, which gave voting rights to some women in the United Kingdom for the first time. The means of commemorating that law is the commissioning of eight female composers whose music has not been performed in the Proms before, and a pledge that half the BBC Commissions for the Proms will be, by 2020, from women composers. Coincidentally w...
Tags: London, Religion, Bbc, Rome, United Kingdom, Marie Stopes, Lincoln Center, Benjamin Britten, Cleopatra, Kennedy, Anthony, Barber, Phoenix, Bernstein, Antony, Britten


Weekly Roundup, Friday 17 August, 2018

Is the world flat or round? Increasingly, people believe it to be flat (see item below). Good morning You surely saw some of the news covering the theft and crash of a Horizon Air commuter plane last Friday night.  Alas, what you didn’t necessarily see was much in the way of sensible informed commentary – a lot of what was promulgated by the instant experts was, alas, specious nonsense designed merely to advance their respective special interests, rather than thoughtful discussion. So, as alway...
Tags: Travel, Google, Europe, UK, Hollywood, Science, London, Australia, Miscellaneous, Cars, US, Los Angeles, Newsletter, Tech, Tesla, Eu


Quakes rock southern Italy, alarmed people sleeping outdoors

ROME (AP) — At least nine earthquakes have rocked southern Italy in two hours, prompting frightened residents to sleep outdoors. Italy’s national seismology agency INGV says the strongest quake measured 5.1 and struck at 8:19 p.m. Thursday. That jolt was followed in rapid succession by eight more tremors, with the strongest measuring at 4.4. Epicenter […]
Tags: News, Rome, Italy, Nation & World, INGV


Summer in London Day 36

Day 36 Italian CountrysideOur Italian countryside driving day started out like any of our other driving days this trip with a frantic and slightly frustrating trip to the rental office. Luckily our flat in Rome was only a
Tags: Travel, London, Rome


A Little History Of Sex Toys

I’ll never look at olive oil the same way again. Used to be, it was what it was … a healthful, diverse product squeezed from the delicious olive to enhance our food and keep our garlic from sticking to the pan. Diverse indeed. In researching the history of sex toys, I found that since around 350 B.C., cooking with this slippery fruit juice doesn’t happen only in the kitchen. Our ancestors were making whoopee wilder with olive oil lube. Mmmm! It was quite a clever idea, really, and after all, KY ...
Tags: Europe, England, Greece, Sex, China, Blog, Rome, Egypt, Amsterdam, Iris, Nea, TMI, Kinky, Roman Empire, Kegel, Sears Roebuck Co


World Cup winner Nzonzi ready to knuckle down at Roma

Rome (AFP) – French World Cup winner Steven Nzonzi insisted Thursday he was raring to get back to work as he was presented by his new Serie A club Roma. “The holidays are over and... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Rome, Soccer, Steven Nzonzi, Roma, Afp, Nzonzi


10 Cheap and tasty snacks in Europe that we crave

While even the cheapest of Cheapos most likely envision their European meals as traditional sit-down affairs, sometimes hunger hits on the go. So what’s a hungry Cheapo to do?  Do as the locals do. Grab a quick and affordable snack! More cheap travel tips in Europe: • 10 Ways to save time and money before your trip • 12 Tips for traveling solo in Europe • 50 Things to do in Europe for €5 or less 10 Cheap snacks in Europe Here are 10 favorites from our travels across Europe that typically co...
Tags: Travel, Food, Europe, UK, Greece, France, China, Germany, Russia, Berlin, Spain, Turkey, Rome, Budapest, Hungary, Italy


EU hits back at Italy govt over bridge disaster comments

The European Union pushed back Thursday against Italy's populist government over the deadly collapse of a bridge in Genoa, saying that it had given Rome billions of euros to fix infrastructure. The riposte came after Italy's hardline eurosceptic Interior Minister Matteo Salvini accused Brussels in the wake of the disaster that killed at least 38 people of prioritising budgets over safety. "It is very human to look for somebody to blame, when terrible accident happens as #Genova.
Tags: News, Eu, European Union, Rome, Italy, Brussels, Genoa, Interior, Matteo Salvini


Investors shun Italy bridge operator after disaster

Italy's biggest toll-road operator came under heavy stock-market attack on Thursday after Rome criticised it for a deadly bridge collapse this week, moving to revoke its concession and accusing it of failing to ensure the viaduct's safety.
Tags: Money, Rome, businessNews, Italy


Investors turn on Italy bridge operator after disaster

Italy's biggest toll-road operator came under heavy stock-market attack on Thursday after Rome criticised it for a deadly bridge collapse this week, moving to revoke its concession and accusing it of failing to ensure the viaduct's safety.
Tags: Money, Rome, businessNews, Italy


Genoa collapse: Hundreds more bridges 'at risk' across Italy as ministers blast highways firm

Up to 300 bridges, viaducts and tunnels in Italy are at risk of structural failure, experts warned, as the death toll from the collapse of a bridge in Genoa rose to 39, including three children. There were fears that the number of fatalities could rise further. Matteo Salvini, Italy’s interior minister, said it was hard to tell how many people were still unaccounted for simply because they were on holiday or “under the rubble”. He said the tragedy demonstrated the importance of increasing invest...
Tags: News, France, Rescue, Eu, European Union, Rome, Italy, Brussels, Genoa, League, Fiumicino, La Repubblica, Stefano Rellandini, Beppe Grillo, Benetton, CNR


Summer in London Day 33

Day 33 Wandering RomeThree days is in Rome is quite a lot especially when its really hot. To be clear Rome is amazing and we did our best to remain active and engaged and excited. However we quickly settled into the
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Summer in London Day 34

Day 34 Sistine ChapelOn Saturday we headed for the Vatican. Our scheduled time at the Vatican Museum was 10am so we slept in a little ate breakfast and walked through Rome down side alleys of course. From the group m
Tags: Travel, London, Rome, Vatican Museum


Critics slam the Vatican's 'disturbing' silence

The Vatican has declined to respond to an explosive grand jury report detailing decades of sexual abuse and cover-ups by priests and bishops in Pennsylvania, refusing even to say whether church officials in Rome have read the damaging documents.
Tags: News, Rome, Pennsylvania, Stories, Vatican


Italy bridge collapse: The financial facts behind the fury

Within hours of the viaduct giving way and sending vehicles plummeting, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said the EU must allow Rome to include in its next budget all the funds needed to ensure the country's infrastructure was safe. It also wants to avoid triggering a planned rise in value-added tax (VAT), agreed with Brussels by the previous government to meet budget goals. For Italy's creditors, the fiscal gap is a growing worry.
Tags: News, Eu, Rome, Italy, Brussels, Matteo Salvini


Critics slam Vatican's 'disturbing' silence on abuse cover-ups

The Vatican has declined to respond to an explosive grand jury report detailing decades of sexual abuse and cover-ups by priests and bishops in Pennsylvania, refusing even to say whether church officials in Rome have read the damaging documents.
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Critics slam Vatican's 'disturbing' silence

The Vatican has declined to respond to an explosive grand jury report detailing decades of sexual abuse and cover-ups by priests and bishops in Pennsylvania, refusing even to say whether church officials in Rome have read the damaging documents.
Tags: News, Rome, Pennsylvania, Stories, Vatican


Pressure mounts on Pope Francis to address abuse cover-ups

The Vatican has declined to respond to an explosive grand jury report detailing decades of sexual abuse and cover-ups by priests and bishops in Pennsylvania, refusing even to say whether church officials in Rome have read the damaging documents.
Tags: Cnn, Rome, Pennsylvania, Pope Francis, Vatican


A partial list of victims in the Genoa bridge collapse

ROME (AP) — A partial list of the 39 people who died in the collapse of the Genoa highway bridge on Tuesday. Italian officials have released the names of 21 citizens whose identities have been confirmed and families informed. Four French citizens and two Albanians also were confirmed dead. Italian nationals provided by in alphabetical […]
Tags: News, Ap, Rome, Genoa, Nation & World


Italian Leader Blames Fatal Bridge Collapse On Private Company Greed

ROME (AP) — Italy’s deputy premier, Luigi Di Maio, is blaming the collapse of a major highway bridge in Genoa on a lack of maintenance by the private company that operates many of the nation’s toll highways. Speaking in Genoa, Di Maio said Wednesday that he was looking at revoking highway concessions. He said of the holding company that controls Autostrade Per Italia: “instead of investing money for maintenance, they divide the profits and that is why the bridge falls.” Di Maio, who leads the an...
Tags: News, World news, Ap, Rome, Italy, Genoa, Star Movement, Di Maio, Autostrade, Cozzi, Atlantia, Cristina Cabrera, Luigi Di Maio, Fatal Bridge Collapse On Private Company Greed, Genoa Di Maio, Autostrade Per Italia


Death toll hits 39 in Italy bridge collapse; blame begins

By PAOLO SANTALUCIA and FRANCES D’EMILIO The Associated Press GENOA, Italy — Italian emergency workers pulled two more bodies out of tons of broken concrete and twisted steel Wednesday after a highway bridge collapsed in Genoa, raising the death toll in the disaster to at least 39 people. The collapse of the Morandi Bridge sent dozens of cars and three trucks plunging as much as 150 feet to the ground Tuesday as many Italian families were on the road ahead of Wednesday’s major summer holiday. Th...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Technology, London, News, Uncategorized, Sport, European Union, World news, Star, Rome, Soccer, Pope Francis, Italy, Vatican, Francis


Rescuers comb concrete and steel after bridge collapse

ROME (AP) — Rescuers in Italy searched on Wednesday for a second day through tons of broken concrete and twisted steel for any more survivors and bodies after the collapse of a highway bridge in Genoa which killed at least 37 people. The collapse of the Morandi Bridge sent dozens of cars and three trucks […]
Tags: News, Ap, Rome, Italy, Genoa, Nation & World, Morandi Bridge


Death toll rises to 35 in Italy bridge collapse; 3 missing

ROME (AP) — Rescue and recovery efforts continued through the night into the morning in Italy following the collapse of a highway bridge in Genoa, while authorities raised the death toll to 35 with three missing. Rescuers searched through tons of concrete slabs and steel for survivors or bodies from the collapse a day earlier […]
Tags: News, Ap, Rome, Italy, Genoa, Nation & World


France midfielder Nzonzi seals Roma transfer

Rome (AFP) – France international Steven Nzonzi, a World Cup winner in Russia, completed his switch to Roma from Sevilla on Tuesday after signing a four-year deal with the Italian side. The 29-year-old midfielder was... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: France, Russia, Sport, Rome, Soccer, Sevilla, Steven Nzonzi, Roma, Afp, Nzonzi


Former Cagliari keeper survives ‘apocalyse’ Genoa bridge collapse

Rome (AFP) – A former goalkeeper for Italian Serie A club Cagliari survived the deadly collapse of a motorway viaduct in Genoa on Tuesday despite going down with the bridge in his car and finishing... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Rome, Soccer, Cagliari, Genoa, Afp


Fight at the Trevi Fountain in Rome

When you throw a coin over your shoulder into the Trevi Fountain, it’s supposed to ensure that you will return to Rome. But there are some tourists Rome would like to never see again. On Friday evening, two women competing for the best selfie spot in front of the fountain set off a fight between their respective families. A 19-year-old Dutch woman and a 44-year-old Italian-American woman were pulling hair and shoving each other over the dispute before their relatives got involved. Soon, a ma...
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Tourist families feud over selfie spot at Rome's Trevi Fountain

An American woman (44) and a Dutch womman (19) started fighting over a prime selfie spot at Rome's Trevi Fountain. Their families sooned joined the melee, battering and screaming at one another in outraged indignation. Police intervened but as you can see in this video, were unable to control the louts. From the KOOT NITI news channel: Eight people were reportedly charged over violence that involved minor bruising. This came days after officials announced plans to make tourists walk past th...
Tags: Video, News, Rome, Trevi Fountain, When gentlemen disagree, Overtourism