My Winter Uniform + The Acqueducts


This past weekend we went to visit a place that has been on our list for some time now, The Acquedotto Romano. The Roman Acqueducts were originally constructed to bring water from sources back into homes and fountains many, many years ago. We originally found out about the Acqueducts when it appeared in a very popular Italian movie we watched, La Grande Bellezza.

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Nice and France Recap

What If We Blog - Nice Beach - Aug 13

When planning out our European travels, I knew that the South of France was somewhere I definitely had to have on the top of my list of places to visit. More specifically the cities of Cannes and St. Tropez, which are two of the places I have frequently seen some of my favorite celebs gush about on their IG feeds. After doing further research on where to go in the Cote D’Azur, we realized those glamorous beaches were a bit more costly and harder to get to, so we settled on Nice.

Most people probably hadn’t heard of Nice or had any idea of where it was, until the recent unfortunate, terrorist attacks that happened on July 14, 2016. This left the whole city with a different disposition, which we even heard from locals how businesses had taken a significant hit from a drop in tourism due to what happened. Regardless, we didn’t let this change our mind and we were determined to make this experience as memorable as possible, and so we did.

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How My Life Has Changed Since Moving Abroad

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If anyone would have told me a year ago that I would be living in Italy, I would have never believed them. Fast forward to today, and now 3 weeks have gone by since Jared and I have arrived to Rome, yet it still hasn’t hit me that I am living in Italy and I certainly can’t believe we have been here for a whole 3 weeks already. Where does the time go??

It was a little over a year ago that Jared and I came to visit Europe for the first time, can you guess that we instantly fell in love with it here? From the language, to the food, the culture, architecture, it’s no wonder its the 5th most visited country in the world-Italy has everything you want and more.

We are currently living in Rome, the capital and largest city of Italy with the largest population. We got really lucky with our first apartment here. It’s in a perfect location close to the Vatican Museum so we can pretty much walk anywhere from here without any problems. Normally our day to day here consists of a morning workout, getting some work done on the computer, and then venturing out later in the evening. We try to avoid going out between the hours of 12-4 because of the intense heat, so we tend to wait for it to cool down some before leaving the house. It works out as most businesses are often closed at this time anyway, which can last from 90 minutes to two hours. This is called riposo in Italy.

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