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Your Rome Questions Answered

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This past week we received some excellent questions from you about Rome and our travels, so we thought we’d round them up and answer them.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve eaten so far?”

We loved this question from Eric. Well, we really enjoy experimenting with new foods, so when we discovered a new (to us) vegetable at the market we had to give it a try. It’s called Broccoli Romanesco (Roman cauliflower).

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It looks like a lime-green alien vegetable, with florets shaped like spiky Balinese temples.

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Personally, I think it was fashion inspiration for some of Lady Gaga’s costumes! And I read that Romanesco broccoli is used by mathematicians to illustrate logarithmic spirals and fractals. Best of all, it’s delicious!

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“What’s your favorite meal so far?”

Emmy asked this great question, and we both agree it was the cevapcici in Sarajevo, Bosnia!

“Are you staying in a hotel in Rome?”

Katie asked about our Rome accommodations. We found a great apartment for our 2-week stay. It’s a little Roman cutie, very compact and cozy, but with everything we need. You can tell that the owners put a lot of thought into how to make the most of a small space … then they furnished it from Ikea. (We love Ikea!) It has a living/dining/kitchen area that works like a charm, and a little bedroom. Oh, and it has a full-size refrigerator (not the dorm-size we usually have)! And best of all … it’s not on the 4th floor!

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“What do you like best about Rome?”

Trinity, thanks for your question. It’s so hard to choose from all the wonderful things that Rome has to offer, so we each picked our fave:

Terri: I love the sculpture that seems to capture exactly what the person was thinking.

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James: Ancient ruins in the middle of a modern city are amazing!

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“How is the spirit in Rome about their new leader?”

Our friends Carla and Gayle asked about the recent political upheaval here in Italy. It’s been fascinating to be an observer during Italy’s EU troubles and change of government. The Italians seem pretty excited about getting rid of Berlusconi – fed up with his antics, but not sure what to expect from Prime Minister Monti. And as USA Today pointed out, they didn’t elect him. It’s going to be a very interesting situation to watch.

“Where are you going next?”

Our final question comes from Jake. We have a few more days here in Rome, then we’re heading to the Greek island of Santorini.

Thanks so much for all your questions. We love sharing our travel adventures – both good and bad (watch this space tomorrow).

Peace and Love,
Terri (BTW, I was born in Crawfordsville, Indiana! Yay!)

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