While in search of some new office furniture, I came across an ad for a cheap round-trip ticket to Rome. Temptation has sunk in (*le sigh). Besides the lacquer wood bookcase I have been eyeing, I am eyeing something even more spectacular. I’m in love. Yup, Rome is my new boyfriend. Unfortunately, for me my boyfriend lives 4,000 miles away and costs over $500 to visit.
I will say I used my time wisely while in Rome’s presence: strolling through Plaza de Spagna while spooning gelato, sitting mesmerized with the Sistine Chapel for over an hour and envisioning Spartacus wrapping me in his arms after a gladiator match in the Colleseo. Of course, food played a major role in this love affair.
After taking in over 2,000 calories per (hour) day, I racked up a nice load of pictures that need to be dispersed. Before you take in the intimate details of my new boyfriend, there is one thing that I must say is true of Rome: The food is really that good.
Someone told me that the stuff we have over here just doesn’t taste the same and after having visited, I can shamefully say this is true. Of course, I have not tried every Italian restaurant in America, but I do challenge myself to find somewhere that can compete with what I experienced in Roma. My relationship, however, will have to come to halt until next year, but until then I always have the memories…and my new lacquer bookcase.
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