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Florence Foodies

We’re in Florence right now and tonight we went to a restaurant that you might call fancy. We’re exchanging our photography and writing skills for food and lodging as we travel and tonight was the same deal; we eat and drink what we like as long as we take photos of it and write about our experience during our meal. It’s a good deal for everybody concerned; we get to eat fine food and the restaurant gets good coverage by people who are pretty good at what they do. Some…

The Roman Guy Cooking Class, Florence

We were in Florence to see some art, the same as every other tourist. No, scrap that. We were in Florence to see some art, the same as every other tourist…except the vast swathes who seemed to be in Florence just so they could take selfies with camera-phones stuck on the end of those ridiculous ‘selfie-sticks’ and inform their friends that they were in Florence (and to those people we say, have you no intellectual shame, no sense of how silly you look? And be careful with that thing or you’ll…

FlorenceTown ‘Wannabe Italiano’ cooking class

We’d had a pretty rough experience on our Chianti wine tour the day before with the other clients in the group; all were brash, insular Americans who ‘oohed’ and ‘aaahed’ whenever we passed a Burger King or something that reminded them of home and then proceeded to aggressively make fun of our guide because they couldn’t pronounce his name correctly. Their ignorance had totally spoilt our tour, it was such a shame. “I so hope it’s not going to be like yesterday,” said Lamia as we set off from the…