It’s Carnevale here in Rome, and before you say—why don’t you go celebrate in Venice?—you should know that Carnevale originated in Rome. In this week’s Bittersweet Moment, Tiffany recounts the ancient origins of this raucous pre-Lenten festival, what it was like to take part in Carnival in Rensaissance times, and how it's celebrated today. (Warning: this episode may make you drool.) Places mentioned in this episode: with Tiffany as your guide!
Episode 301: PERSONALITY
Do you know your personality type? On this week’s episode, Katy sits down with personality consultant Leslie McDaniel, who diagnoses Katy's personality type through a series of probing and sometimes difficult questions. Leslie believes that knowing your personality type—specifically the Myers-Briggs Type indicator—can help you reach your full potential, and it might even help you determine what kind of travel you’d enjoy most. By the end of this episode, not only will you know Katy’s personality type, you’ll probably know Katy even better than she knows herself. Find Leslie McDaniel on with Tiffany as your guide!
Bittersweet Moment #44: NOTABLE GUESTS
We've had some fascinating guests over the past six years of this podcast, and to celebrate our exciting 300-episode milestone, this Bittersweet Moment takes a look back at just a few of our very favorites. In this mini-episode, you'll hear why most of us remember a tree from our childhood, how one of today's most popular authors fights his way to joy over pain in his writing, and get insight into the challenges of being married to a trans partner. Listen to the full episodes here: with Tiffany as your guide!
Episode 300: TRECENTO
Two countries, six years, 300 episodes! On this week's episode, The Bittersweet Life podcast reaches a major milestone! To commemorate this important number, we look back on 300 episodes: highlights, bloopers, tears (mostly Katy's), laughter, our most famous young guest, and a few of the best Aurelio appearances. This week we not only a look back at some of our best episodes, but we also offer a peek behind the curtain. Don't miss this super-special episode. Want to listen to the full episodes excerpted on this episode? Find them below: with Tiffany as your guide!
Bittersweet Moment #43: RAPHAEL
Visit Rome in the footsteps of Raphael, just in time for the 500th anniversary of his death. Many art historians date the unofficial end of the Renaissance as 6 April 1520, the day the great Raphael Sanzio left the earth. He was only 37 years old. But despite his short life, he had a massive artistic output. A whopping 100 of his works (paintings and sketches) will be on display at a once-in-a-lifetime exhibit at Rome’s Scuderie del Quirinale starting next month, but there are many works in the city that can’t be included in the exhibit, simply because they are frescoes or architectural projects that physically can’t be moved. On this mini-episode, Tiffany leads you around Rome to some of Raphael’s most glorious permanent works. ---------------------------------------- ADVERTISE WITH US: Reach expats, future expats, and travelers all over the world. Send us an with Tiffany as your guide!