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Locked down but not out in Italy

Singing from the balconies! One nice thing about this crisis ... solidarity! “Guess you’re not living like a tourist anymore,” was the funny, truthful and somewhat gut-wrenching message of a friend the day the lockdown in Italy began. Today is day 6. My beloved Italia has been hit hard with the COVID19 epidemic. With the second largest elderly population in the world, the epidemic has meant a disproportionate amount of deaths in the country. So though I haven’t been worried about contracting it myself, this isn’t about me or someone like me who, if contracted it would probably have a sucky couple of weeks and then recover. It is about if someone like me contracted it and then spread it to a person with a complicated health history or an elderly person with a weakened immune system. Eerily orderly: Lines for the grocery store, each person one meter apart In a country with no concept (and no physical room really) for personal space, and in a city with reproachable hygie

Every day Rome

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Every day Rome, a set on Flickr.
I may not be able to write about it every day, but I am putting my mantra of living like a tourist into practice. Every day in Rome I am taking one photo of, arguably banal, beauty. Hope you enjoy my tour of everyday Rome.


  1. I studied in Rome from January to May, and I'm so happy I came across your blog from Yes and Yes! I'll definitely use it as a way to feel like a part of me is still in Rome. I loved it so much! Keep up the great work.

  2. Thanks for the lovely comment Clare! Feel free to share your Rome nostalgia with us anytime. I have been there!


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