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Jul 13, 2023Liked by Sophia Efthimiatou

Thanks for the ride. Lean, clean, brilliant, witty writing. Returning home is the only sad thing.

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❤️❤️❤️

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Very nicely done. Such a light surface, but so much going on underneath, some of it too dark to look at for more than an instant. (True of both Rome and your excellent piece.)

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Brilliant and true. But I have decided the trick to many great trips is minimal planning, not more…

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Jul 14, 2023Liked by Sophia Efthimiatou

So many shiny gems, including: "the kaftan . . . a bright, extravagant affair that will end up hanging in the part of your closet you’ve designated for 'special occasions'—so special that they never come."

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Thank you!

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Yes, everyone knows something about me that I don’t. Truth.

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Very funny Sophia. As a big time world traveler I have made, I think, every mistake you outline and quite a few more. Let's not forget eating something very wrong, or falling asleep on a train to find yourself very far from your destination. Thanks

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“You must be spooked once to have experienced a city” -- best travel advice I have ever read.

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Love this. Clarity and voice.

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Aug 8, 2023Liked by Sophia Efthimiatou

An ideal format for travel writing. Wide, intent, vivid. Just a joy to read from start to finish.

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You are very kind, thank you

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Jul 28, 2023Liked by Sophia Efthimiatou

banger

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❤️

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Terrific first line! I need to read more of this when I have time.

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Wondering how you would record a trip to Italy if made in your second decade

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I was there last 23 years ago. I was too busy having fun to notice anything.

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Tks. My point is if you visited Rome every decade the experience changes massively, eg no cars now in central Rome but an exception to prove the rule is the Bruno experience will remain timeless. The cats have gone from Argentina too 🐱 like your work. A red 🌹 for that

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Just read this aloud to my husband, in a state of slight buzz (after coming downstairs from a frustrating work day and asking him to make my nightly gin & tonic a double), which may have made me more expressive than usual. So much truth, so evocative of every travel adventure I’ve ever had or heard about.

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(also: best way for this piece to be read!)

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this made my morning! ❤️

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Dec 2, 2023Liked by Sophia Efthimiatou

Lovely description!

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What stunning writing about my beloved chaotic home. (call me next time & I’ll tell you where the good stuff is 😉)

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ooooh sure will!

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Anche io. Even learned the lingo

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