There are a lot of reasons to move to Rome. Weather, food, art and culture all come to mind. However, one of the reasons I moved to Rome was because it made sense for my budget. Think you can’t afford to move to Italy? Here are 8 ways I saved and/or made money by taking […]
Che casino. “Che casino” means ‘what a mess’. Or you can use it to convey something along the lines of: ‘it’s a madhouse in here’. Really, I use it to mean: total cluster#$@% This is the view from our old living room window. We loved the house. …but the neighborhood was a total casino. Long […]
Looking back through my drafts, I realized that there are several half-thought out posts that I have yet to publish. BUT this one struck me. I wrote it on 28 September 2010. Which means I have been in Italy for nearly 1 year and 1 month now. Eeep! ************* Hi from LAX. I have already […]
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 […]
It’s really really weird to go meet friends for a drink and walk by the Pantheon; but it’s the little things that blow my American mind. Like the key to my apartment. What?? P.S. Internet has been hard/expensive to come by. I need a few more days to learn the ropes around here. ciao ciao.
Dear Alitalia, Are you kidding me with your baggage restrictions? I can only bring 2 suitcases? They can only be 62 linear inches? Yeah, I had to look up the definition of “linear inches.” It means height + width +depth, and that all adds up to not enough. Oh and those two suitcases can only […]
Books. I libri. If you know me, you know that I have a book problem. I personally have never seen it as an actual problem, per se. What is so wrong about having three overflowing bookcases in your tiny LA apartment? When it was time for me to pack everything up and leave LA, I […]