Well, we’ve been in Italy for exactly one year. And, what are we doing to celebrate tonight? Going out to sushi with friends. I’m a little wary about eating sushi in Italy, but I haven’t had it in over a year so am excited nonetheless.
Last June 10, we arrived in Rome, exhausted and hot, and with two cats in tow. Yes, we brought our cats. By October, they were already back in America, but that’s a story for another post! We rented a car and traveled from Rome to Pesaro, where we stayed at the apartment of a very, very gracious friend. What we anticipated would be a 1-week stay turned into a 4-week stay. Yikes. We quickly discovered that it was quite difficult to find an apartment in Pietrelcina (where Michael would be conducting his fieldwork for his PhD in anthropology), a very small town in the Campania region of Italy. We finally found a place through a second cousin of Michael’s and moved there in mid-July. I have plenty of interesting memories of Pietrelcina that I’ll also relate in another post. For now, I just want to say that Italy has been very good to us and I’m looking forward to what this year will bring!