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It’s moving day!
After ten days in my temporary lodgings – three different rooms on two different floors of a single B&B (just for kicks, you know) – I’m off to the apartment that I’ll be calling home for the next three months. I have no idea what the place will look like – I’ve seen only a few photos – though the man I’ve been emailing reassures me that yes, strange girl, the kitchen does have a window. Good news. Recipes are on the way!
In the mean time, I’ve got a few photos from my adventures over the past weekend, some of which – finally – feature some tasty treats. I can take credit only for consuming them, but I assure you – as soon as I figure out how to make nutella-filled pastries, I’ll let you know. Until then: adventures!
After a week of staying close to home, my traveling companion and I set out on Saturday to navigate (sort of) the twisty streets of Rome’s centre in search of a photography exhibit. Instead we found people, monuments, pigeons! Public parks, outdoor galleries, and inspired artwork, from monumental churches to hand-painted dictator figurines. Traffic and tiny grocery stores stocked with five types of tomatoes. Guys, I don’t even know.
Sunday, we found the exhibit, then headed out of town to explore one of Rome’s oldest roads, the Appian Way, first built back in the 300s BC to bring military supplies into the city. Despite road signs and tourists, we failed to find the road, but did find bunnies and chickens, children and bugs, sheep, dirt paths and an overall lovely day. A nice substitute for a military road, I say!
Now I’m off to roll my suitcases down the cobblestone streets to my new home, before heading off to celebrate Primo Maggio — the first of May — with the rest of the city. From there, it’s all grocery stores and cooking for me so that I can start sharing the food of Rome with you! So stay tuned, friends, and happy first of May to you!