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Locals I Love – Krista Ricchi

This weeks local I love happens to be a fellow American blogger originally from California that I met a few years ago through mutual friends. Krista knows what its like to juggle a few jobs along with your relationship in a country that can at times make both quite difficult – while also maintaining a positive attitude :-). Her husband owns a fun local bar {Monkey bar} where I have spent many a night sipping vodka & tonics that I probably…

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Locals I Love – meet Gina Baxter

This week’s local I love is Gina Baxter – California girl turned tour guide, study abroad office assistant, waitress extraordinaire. She is a hard worker and a lover of animals, especially now that just got an adorable new {rescue} puppy! I met her a few years ago through my friend Gianna, another local i love :-). She has an incredible wit and is a great writer , plus … she makes a mean salsa dip which obviously is the number…

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2012 is the year of natural disasters

Image below by my awesome friend Erin. Hey you! Yes I am talking to you mother nature. You can just go ahead, take a xanax and calm down already. If I was the suspicious type, I might actually think the Mayans were onto something. In any case I am seriously considering having a party on Dec. 21, 2012 to celebrate the non-ending of the world. If you want to read a fun-or-scary article about possible ways the world might be instinct…

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