Not quite as crowded as I expected.
In America, it’s always “out with the old and in with the new!” We love to get new cell phones, buy new clothes, upgrade electronics and trade in our cars. Consumerism is nothing new for the US or the modern global market. Increased consumption is what keeps our economy on track. That’s why it feels […]
Since I am clearly easily identified as American, I decided to embrace it and just go to Ikea. My neighborhood, and Rome in general, has great markets and stands that sell most household products… but when you first move somewhere new, you need A LOT of stuff. To me, that means you go to a […]
Imagine Disneyland at double capacity and you might have some idea of the scene at Marino yesterday for the town’s annual wine festival. The trip to Marino was my first trip out of Rome since I arrived a week ago. Despite the massive crowd, it was refreshingly tourist-free. People flock to Marino to celebrate the […]