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Road Trip With Papa Parla: Destination? Obesity

Papa Parla representing the Jersey Shore with his Ron Jon hat.

Every other year, my dad (alternatively known as Papa Parla) and I go on a road trip in Italy. Past journeys have included Sicily, Puglia, Basilicata, and Piedmont. We usually do a bit of planning, like choosing a region and making some hotel arrangements. But this time around, we planned almost nothing and are mostly winging it. We only have 2 real obligations: a Speck Festival near Balzano on October 2 and dinner at an Ethiopian restaurant in Rome on October 6. For the rest, we’ll be relying on the kind advice of friends on Twitter. Armed with Blackberries, elastic waistbands and a sensible yet sassy Peugeot, nothing can stand in the way of our appetites!

2016-01-07T03:38:11+00:00 September 29th, 2010|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions|5 Comments


  1. Joe September 29, 2010 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    If only he had some Ron Ron juice to go with the Ron Jon hat!

  2. Coffee and a Book Chick September 29, 2010 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    Ciao, Papa Parla! Beautiful view also!

  3. Gabriel Hummel September 30, 2010 at 3:44 am - Reply

    Destination obesity


    Have fun darling

  4. Katie September 30, 2010 at 11:01 pm - Reply

    @Coffee and a Book Chick papa p returns the greetings:)

    @Joe Ron Ron juice is only available in northeastern nj and staten island at the moment but we hope it will soon arrive in italy…and expect a post on the topic when it does.

    @Gabriel having fun. and chest pains.

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