Since the honeymoon is over for me, I thought I’d remind myself of why I chose to live in Rome.
It is Rome. The eternal city. The place that people dream of.
The sun shines almost every day.
The produce is fresh, local, and delicious.
The markets are great.
You can fill up your own bottles at certain wine stores. Even the box wine is good.
The olive oil is great.
Wine is cheap and good.
Romans are generally friendly. Speak English or act like a tourist and you will get a better reaction. Actually, just say hello first.
The taxis are not too expensive.
You can walk everywhere when it is not too hot.
The train system up and down Italy is fast and not expensive. Four hours from Rome to Milan. One and a half hours to Florence.
You can be a tourist in your own town.
Rome is an international city.
Many people speak English.
It is a big city so you can find almost anything that you want.
One can eat zucchini flowers almost every day.
The food is good.
And, if you like Roman history and ruins, this place has them everywhere, including in McDonalds and the department stores.
Later, I will write about the stuff that is not so great. For now, I’ll go out and enjoy Rome.