• Italy,  Rome

    All the Things to Love about Rome

    Daily life in Rome is just enjoyable. I used to live for vacations. Now, while I still love travelling, it’s not all I look forward to. I enjoy my morning coffee and “cornetto” at the bar, the beautiful walk home, an aperitivo with friends, and having so many things to do at night or in the weekends. Should I go to one of Rome’s beautiful parks, for a walk in the city center, a museum, the movies, my favorite bar, a restaurant for a good meal, or maybe just linger over an aperitif? Perhaps I should take a day trip somewhere near. Rome is inundated with history and art, has…

  • Italy,  Living Abroad,  Rome

    Living in Rome

    This is an old blog post from May 2017… Uncertain of how long I was coming for, I arrived in Rome on May 1, 2014. At the time, I knew deep down I wanted to stay, but I had told everyone I was coming “for a little while” and I had only packed for the summer. Yet, I don’t think that at that time I could’ve imagined I’d end up staying for as long as I have. When I first arrived, I saw everything as if through a child’s eyes. Everything was new to me, and all the sights, sounds, and smells moved me. There is beauty everywhere here, from…