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Bleeding Espresso - Calabria

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By michelle.fabio

Bleeding Espresso - Calabria

Badolato, Calabria

Name of Your Italy Blog

Bleeding Espresso

What do you write about in your blog?

Bleeding Espresso is about my expat life in my ancestors' small medieval hilltop village and some of my other interests, including cooking/baking, writing, books, goats, and, of course, coffee.

Why Did You Start Your Blog?

I first started blogging mainly as a way to develop a platform for my freelance writing career and to get writing practice and feedback. I started on Blogger, everything free, and then bought my own domain, etc., when I realized Bleeding Espresso wasn't going away anytime soon.


  • Rent a car instead of trying to use public transportation, especially if you plan on seeing small hilltop villages.
  • Bring comfortable walking shoes and leave the heels at home, ladies; these streets are not made for women who haven't had a lot of practice walking on them in fancy shoes.
  • Be open-minded and relaxed. Things are probably not going to go exactly as you had planned, and you'll be much happier if you embrace that instead of stressing about it.

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