I am yet to meet an Italian that I don't like, because much like Africa and (and Africans) , most Italians wear their hearts on their sleeves. Both have a seemingly boisterous way of life that is firmly rooted in (rather large) family gatherings, an even larger buffet of food and (much louder) banter! And so matter how hard one tries, it is hard to dislike this festive nature!
Perhaps it is these similarities, between the charming Italian way of life and my own African upbringing, that enticed me to sign up for an Italian course in university and fueled dreams of lazy days spent eating unlimited amounts of pasta and gelato (without gaining weight, of course!). So it was with sheer delight that we spent two days this past summer wandering the streets of Rome.
As our taxi pulled into the ancient city, past small streets swirling with crowds and many others gathered around iconic monuments, piazzas and eateries I was more than ready to start traipsing through this enchanting city.
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