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Harvesting Grapes in Italy (Need I Say More?): Our HelpX in Dozza

Harvesting Grapes in Italy (Need I Say More?): Our HelpX in Dozza

Jenna and I hate being tourists. Early on in the trip we paid our due to statues, museums, popular towns and other “must-dos” until we realized there was a direct correlation between misery and tourists attractions. It wasn’t until we taught English in Vietnam (our third Helpx of the trip) that we had a three part epiphany… Part One: We hate being on the tourist trail and museums are expensive. Part Two: We love meeting locals
Italy is Just So… Italy!

Italy is Just So… Italy!

I said it and I meant it. “Italy is just so… Italy” Probably not my most scholarly choice of words in describing the country, but when we got off the plane in Rome, it was the first thing that came to mind. I felt like an extra in a romantic Italian film. I had no expectations for the country, and yet it was exactly as I expected; the small white tables lining the streets where, at