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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What I Am Thankful For

La Casabloga - Fall - Nov 22

This holiday season is a bit different than normal because it is my first time celebrating Thanksgiving, and likely Christmas and New Year’s, outside of the United States. Although Thanksgiving is not celebrated in Italy, I will not let that stop me from keeping the tradition alive that I have been celebrating for the past 26 years.

This year, I feel more thankful than ever before, for so many reasons. Being so far away from home, has caused me to appreciate where I am from more than ever and seeing loved ones in pictures with their families on this special day also comes with its own sense of nostalgia being so far away from my own family.

Today, I am sharing with you 8 reasons why I am feeling extra grateful this Thanksgiving. Starting with…

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Day Trip to Ostia Antica

Ostia Antica

This past Sunday was spent exploring the ancient ruins of Ostia Antica in Rome. The modern suburb of Ostia is only an hour and a half commute from Rome and holds a vast of ancient Roman history as it was the original seaport of Rome, located at the mouth of the Tiber River. The site is now being preserved and is a well-known tourist attraction for visitors wanting to see historical sites in the Eternal City, other then the well-known Colosseum, Pantheon, and Spanish Steps.

Our day started out by early-afternoon joining the hustle and bustle of the city of Rome on a busy Saturday. We took a few metro trips to take us to our end destination. The good thing is that we didn’t have to buy any new tickets as our monthly transport passes were enough, but our visitors in town had to purchase the 1,50€ tickets to come along.

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