Monday, November 29, 2010

When in Rome (Part II)

Some more photos of Rome last weekend. Highlights: St Angel's castle, the Forum, the Spanish steps at night, ordering Grappa (which we mistakenly thought was something similar to wine), paging through Italian Vogue, and making homemade Gnocchi and tomato sauce for a perfect Italian dinner.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

When in Rome (Part I)

Back from Italy! I spent 3 days in Rome, visiting Anna, and the city was even more beautiful then I'd remembered from my visit four years ago. On the agenda were: trying every gelato shop in Rome (almost), tossing a coin into the Trevi Fountain, seeing the Colosseum and the Vatican, eating a true Italian dinner, and watching the sun set over the city from Anna's rooftop patio in Trastevere. Well, let's hope the coin toss was on my side, and I'll be back in Rome again someday xx

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sweet November

Winter is approaching and with it all the hype about Christmas. Most of Munich has already set up lights in the stores, trees in the windows.. you name it. Without Thanksgiving to celebrate, why wait any longer to prepare for Christmas? The weather went from a heat wave to snow (even though it didn't stick) within a week and the last leaves have fallen.
Last night I got together with Emma and James and we decided to cook a Turkish meal with Bulgur and fresh Turkish Saffron that James had brought back from the Istanbul spice market. We talked about traveling, and all the places there are to see in Europe. Speaking of which.. I leave for Rome in two days!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Autumn and the Leaves are Falling

The last week has been so busy! Classes are starting to pick up so I've been spending more time studying and less time outdoors. Since it takes about 45 mintues by subway to get to class and I have hours between classes some days the local cafes have become the best place to study or sit down for something small and cheap to eat.. and there are soo many to choose from! I had a good friend come visit me from Rome last weekend and we packed as much as we could into those four days (museums, restaurants, bars, parks, markets, cooking, walks through the city, a night flea market). I got a card in the mail advertising a nighttime flea market that was going on that weekend, so we went without knowing exactly what to expect but it was so much fun! It took place in an old club and there were groups of musicians and street artists performing alongside the booths where everything from clothes and accessories to posters and cds were sold. Two more weeks of class to get through and I'm off to visit Anna in Rome for the weekend! :)