Author Archives: Natalie

Rain in Rome

The rain has arrived in Rome.  While I love the look of the clouds gathering over the ancient Roman walls, the rainy weather has been a rather rude awakening. I believe this is what people refer to as “fall,” or “autumn,” but coming from Southern California I have never really experienced true seasons.  The chill […]

Encounters with the Metro Police

Until a few days ago, I was having a love affair with Roman public transportation.  Not having to drive has been amazing.  Sure there are times when it’s inconvenient to take the metro, but it’s been about 100xs more enjoyable than dealing with LA traffic, so I adjusted quickly. If you are a student, under […]

Italian Baby Food

My very first (and very short-lived) job in Italy was as a babysitter. I spent most of the first day being shown how to prepare dinner for a 7-month-old baby. That is when I realized that Italian baby food is… different. Italian babies are on a whole other diet level from their American counterparts.  Most baby […]