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The official countdown can now…officially begin! Three weeks until I leave for Rome!
Recent touristy purchases:
- A map of the city of Rome – in case my Italian phone doesn’t pan out the way I am expecting.
- An Italian phrasebook – so I can say more than “Vorrei una bottiglia di vino blanco” or “Vorrei pasta alla carbonara.”
- A big floppy straw hat – well, it’s not so big, but it has enough of a brim to keep my sun-sensitive face protected from the sun.
- A pair of prescription sunglasses to protect my sun-sensitive eyes from the Roman sun.