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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

From Pillar to Post alla Roma

Getting to Italian lessons in Roma in the winter reminds me of my teenage years in London and is quite like orienteering on that popular TV show called the Amazing Race...


...wake in the dark, shake off the chill of damp cold rooms with a quick hot shower and dress for the day outside in the weather...




catch the bus...

...feed yourself into the moving mass of Romans on their way through the tunnels of the Metro like rats in a maze...

...arriva alla scuola...

...climb the true stairmaster...
...sit in class in a lovely room with new friends from all over the world...

...take your venti minuti break for a cappuccino and a pastry in "le club" in the basement (OK this was taken in Milano)...
 ...walk by some old ruins on your way to la pranza (lunch)...

...manga  deliciosa e curiosa puntarella greens with anchovy vinagrette and a carciofi from Sicilia...

...stumble upon a tabletop dulcimer player in a piccola piazza and be mezmerized for a while...

...find your door key and be glad that it is attached to a warm room inside...

...where your work desk is waiting at the end of another molto bene giorno alla Romana.


Next time I will share some  daily "Plan B" incidentals ~ of life on the streets. 


Ciao for now! ~ Deborah

7 comments:

  1. ahhh the things we do in the name of education, no?!

    what great fotos, and how fun it is to follow along on your day --- brava bella sorella on this completely entertaining post!!

    xxx

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  2. Mille grazie Sorella for following me as I follow you!
    Today the sun came out and all of Roma felt the mental fog lift, if just briefly.

    Mio figlio and I saw the Musei Vaticani this afternoon and craned our necks gazing at the Sistine Chapel. Start my journey home day after tomorrow.

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  3. Deborah-

    Did you have the oh-so-lucky opportunity to meet Eleanora in Roma?

    I did the same last year and hope to have a macchiato and/or pranzo with her again.

    Last year we visited a restaurant called 'Gusto where we had a wonder lunch. It's also in the Piazza del Populo area near Ara Sacra.

    How did you find this language school? Did they find housing for you or did you do that by yourself? I have so many questions-do you Skype? roseannmilano is my Skype address.....

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  4. So beautiful, Deborah. Your photos and words transport me!

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  5. Roseann ~ sounds like you're a seasoned traveler as well! Si, my son and I met darling Eleonora at Buccone off Piazza di Popolo on via Ripetta. She breezed into my life like a breath of fresh Roman air.

    Then all sorts of mishaps happened so we were only able to meet that once before I returned home last Sunday (actually early Monday morning by the time...)

    I loved the school and Italian lessons. I stayed with a friend of a friend who wants more nice independent sorts. I Skype so lets connect.

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  6. Ah Alexia mou ~ did you read sister Amanda's blog and see the lovely photo of us meditating together? HOME AGAIN SO LET'S MEET.

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  7. Hi Deb,

    Great blog, your Roman adventure sounds exciting! I see what you mean about the cold and wet reminding you of our London school days... I am waiting for dinner in a fancy resort in Palm Desert (work not play) and I think I would happily trade this plastic extravaganza for your adventure!

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