Visiting my Aunt, in Rome, has become an increasingly popular and looked forward to part of my year. I even learned quite a bit of Italian before going last year but still managed to avoid actually speaking to anyone in the language beyond “Parli Inglese?” or “Do you speak English?” This time was no exception, but I managed to wander round fairly anxiety-free, taking photos and enjoy my time rather than worrying about how to order my next meal. The people of Rome are generally pretty friendly and accepting of ‘stupid tourists’ and it is super duper helpful to have someone around who can communicate if needed.
Also there are lots of strangely placed pomegranates.
So that’s that. Rome was pretty darn fun, and I am really looking forward to continuing my travels this week!