It’s November 1st, which means a few things in my world. Most importantly, that half of my adventure here in Europe is over. And also, that the calendar is getting super busy over here (or as busy as it can be for a girl with no job at the moment). This weekend, I’m heading to Venice, stopping in Milan on the way back. When we return, there will be three sets of visitors, as well as trips to Berlin and Paris.
So, when I am still in Rome, I’m really trying to do as much as possible. The phrase “Roma, non basta una vita” (Rome, a lifetime isn’t enough)? Yeah, it’s completely true. I’m feeling like I’m at the end of a video game, where the music starts to quicken and you begin to run frantically around, hoping to finish on time. Not exactly in keeping with the mentality of la dolce vita, huh?
We toured the Colosseum and Roman Forum this weekend with our friends who were visiting. We walked through the Roman Forum at dusk, which I highly recommend, and it quickly wiped away some feelings of frustration I’d been having about Roman life recently (more on this later). So, for now, just trying to focus on the feeling that even if I walk away from Rome today, I’ll still have memories like these.