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  1. Avatar Hal Madsen
    February 2, 2019 @ 7:11 am

    You love where you are, and understand and appreciate what it takes to live there. It’s wonderful to see you happy. Great tips for those hoping to follow your footsteps.

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  2. Avatar Hal Madsen
    February 2, 2019 @ 7:11 am

    You love where you are, and understand and appreciate what it takes to live there. It’s wonderful to see you happy. Great tips for those hoping to follow your footsteps.

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  3. Avatar Virginia Mastroianni
    February 6, 2019 @ 11:46 pm

    Well, as you know I gave it a try and after 8 months, I returned to the California. I wanted to make it work, but I was in a building where the people were not happy to have me living there and it wore me out. But I miss Roma like crazy. The food, the light, walking everywhere…the best coffee in the world…I envy you. And I am proud of you! Enjoy your magical life in Roma as I know you do!!

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  4. Avatar Virginia Mastroianni
    February 6, 2019 @ 11:46 pm

    Well, as you know I gave it a try and after 8 months, I returned to the California. I wanted to make it work, but I was in a building where the people were not happy to have me living there and it wore me out. But I miss Roma like crazy. The food, the light, walking everywhere…the best coffee in the world…I envy you. And I am proud of you! Enjoy your magical life in Roma as I know you do!!

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  5. Avatar Jocelyne Albert
    February 7, 2019 @ 6:06 am

    Excellent article and can certainly attest to most of what It is I know. I lived in Rome for a couple of years while working for the Canadian government and can say that, of all the other places I’ve lived in (South Asia, east Africa, India, Pakistan), Italy is a place I would live again. Thank you John for the advice. I noticed that you and I have a few friends in common, like Pat and Rick, so maybe we can meet for a glass of red when I make my way back to Rome. Haven’t been in three years so it’s time to plan a trip soon and have my cappuccino! Arrivederci.

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  6. Avatar thebendingmoment
    March 29, 2019 @ 6:17 pm

    Helpful information! I am currently doing the apartment search online from my home in Portland, OR. Coming to Roma in August for 15 month graduate program at Cabot University. I will look up the rental agency you suggested and I look forward to joining the ex-pat group for apperitivo Tuesdays!

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    • Avatar thebendingmoment
      May 29, 2019 @ 12:54 pm

      I am a fellow Oregonian. I grew up in Salem and graduated from Portland State University. I am playing at photography! Wow. Beirut must have been amazing.

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  7. Avatar thebendingmoment
    March 29, 2019 @ 6:17 pm

    Helpful information! I am currently doing the apartment search online from my home in Portland, OR. Coming to Roma in August for 15 month graduate program at Cabot University. I will look up the rental agency you suggested and I look forward to joining the ex-pat group for apperitivo Tuesdays!

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  8. Avatar Gregorio
    July 24, 2019 @ 7:26 am

    I was following your articles till I saw your reference as the US turning into the Fourth Reight.

    You lost all your credibility, we are unsubscribing to your work.

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  9. Avatar Gregorio
    July 24, 2019 @ 7:26 am

    I was following your articles till I saw your reference as the US turning into the Fourth Reight.

    You lost all your credibility, we are unsubscribing to your work.

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  10. Avatar Ed
    September 4, 2019 @ 12:06 am

    I enjoyed reading your article. My wife & I are visiting Rome for a few days (we’re from LA area), so it’s really nice to get a few insights about the city and culture. We’re also thinking of living abroad – possibly in a few years. We’re considering Spain as I have family there, and have visited several times but – as I’m sure you know – living somewhere is not the same a visiting. Anyway, really appreciated the article – thanks

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    • John Henderson John Henderson
      September 4, 2019 @ 1:43 am

      Thanks for nice note, Ed. Definitely move overseas. Even the bad times will be educational. Besides you always want to take chances in life. It’s better to try and fail than to always look over your shoulder thinking you could’ve had something better than you have.

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  11. Avatar Ed
    September 4, 2019 @ 12:06 am

    I enjoyed reading your article. My wife & I are visiting Rome for a few days (we’re from LA area), so it’s really nice to get a few insights about the city and culture. We’re also thinking of living abroad – possibly in a few years. We’re considering Spain as I have family there, and have visited several times but – as I’m sure you know – living somewhere is not the same a visiting. Anyway, really appreciated the article – thanks

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  12. Avatar Alicia
    September 10, 2019 @ 5:49 pm

    I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED your review. I plan on moving to Rome in about 2 years…to retire. Now I come to Rome 2x a year, every 6 months. People always accuse me of having some hidden lover in Italy. Now I admit to it…his name is Roma!!

    I am soooo interested in the visa information. I am keenly aware of the problems, hiccups and my boyfriend Roma’s …..inefficiency. Alas, I love him anyway. BTW, I identified Rec23 before I even read the caption on the photo…my neighborhoods of choice are Testaccio, Ostiense and Aventino.

    When I come to Rome I usually stay in the same apartment in Ostiense. E si’, io parlo italiano. Ho studiato per otto anni. Ho incontrato con un insegnete due volte per settimana per quattro ore. Mi piace tutte le cose della Roma!! Compreso Virginia Raggi e Cinque Stelle!!

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