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Postcards from Travel Near and Far by Jia-Rui

Roma, 00153

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In front of the Church of Santa Maria in Trastevere

Dear ——–,

We’ve arrived in Rome! The flight was grueling, especially since little S wouldn’t sleep more than 2 hours at a stretch. But we had enough pep after we checked into our room that we even figured out how to get Trastevere by bus … with a baby! That earns us a few bonus points, right? We spent the afternoon making our way through the stone streets of the Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere. (We got gelato at Fior di Luna before going back to our apartment and getting pizza at Pizzarium.) I forgot that one of the things I like best about Rome is that as long as you have a general sense of where you’re going, there’s a million ways to get there. There is an unexpected delight in happening to finding a romantic little side street that suddenly opens into a hidden piazza or church. Now, if we can only just get some sleep tonight …

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I'm a journalist based in Los Angeles who has always said that writing postcards for a living would be a dream job. The posts -- short enough to fit on an actual postcard -- chronicle recent travels near and far. I could blab on about being inspired by epistolary novels, the short poems of Emily Dickinson, and the New Yorker's "Talk of the Town" pieces, but I'll just say that I'm aiming to give you a sense of flavor of a place without boring you to death. Wish you were here!

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