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Enlightenment and errors from an American girl travelling the world

Her Grand Tour

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12 Apr 2019

A completely incomplete history of the palace (including swamps, tiny dick syndrome, and gypsy death curses) plus top tips for avoiding the crowds.

29 Apr 2018

The ultimate guide for your first trip to Venice including gondola etiquette, how to get around, and how to not piss off Venetians.

23 Aug 2017

Wine, sunsets, and David's delicious bottom. Bonus: How to visit the Uffizi without wanting to kill yourself.

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