I have news that might come as a disappointment to some- my life in Italy is not always about glamorous trips to grab drinks at the Colosseum. There is one small problem that has plagued me every day since I arrived- plugs. Round, flat, thick, thin- the problem with Italian plugs is that there are […]
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 […]
I have come to understand that “parking spot” is a very flexible concept in Italy. As far as I can tell- if there is space for your car, then that makes it a parking space. The logic is flawless. Smart Car. Smart Parking. Well? There was no space on the curb. The sidewalk will have […]
A trip to an Italian post office can be a baffling experience. If you can figure out how to get in the door, then you are one step ahead of me. My first time at an ufficio postale, I could not figure out how to enter the office. I finally realized that I had to […]
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 […]
Italian cafes always have some mighty tempting pastries to offset your strong espresso. But while waiting for my caffè today, I spotted this sad little cupcake. Something tells me that this dolce wasn’t feeling so sweet.