Miriam Hurley

Miriam Hurley has been cycling in Florence for four years. In that time, she has had one bike stolen, one bike helmet stolen, hit one pedestrian and broken one or two traffic laws. She now works at home as a certified Italian-to-English translator. www.miriamhurley.com

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Finding yourself on Ponte Vecchio

Studying abroad is not a vacation. However, if you are heading to a holiday magnet like Florence for a year or for the summer, friends and acquaintances will most likely exclaim, ‘Oh, what fun!' Yet, with studying abroad, as with other momentous life events, the word ‘fun' doesn'


Stepping over stereotypes

Forgive me a stereotype: Italians like to talk about food. A lot. Running a distant second among favorite subjects is the differences between people from Italy’s various cities and regions. A likely conversation might seamlessly flow between these two stand-bys.   “What are you doing this