Italy

Staying warm

Staying warm

There’s nothing like a hot beverage to warm up on a crisp winter day. In my current hometown, Munich, they do an excellent job at serving piping hot glühwein, mostly at the city’s many Christmas markets. When I wrapped my fingers around a giant mug last weekend, freezing, I reminisced…

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Staying cool in Rome

Staying cool in Rome

Taking it easy is the only strategy to cope with the Roman summer heat. When the cobblestoned alleys turn into an oven, go indoors to restaurants with airconditioning, jump in a pool or take daytrips to the Castelli Romani. I wrote some outdoor suggestions for Let’s Go Mag’s 25 hot…

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La Grassa

La Grassa

I just came back from Bologna, where I was reporting on an article on city cycling. I spent two days touring the town on a bright yellow vehicle, graciously lent to me by the Monte Sole Bike Group, met with enthousiastic bike freaks and ate great food. The friendliness of…

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