Rachel was so sweet to take me out for my 5th wedding anniversary while we were in Rome. Naturally, we got lost in the cold rain on our way to the restaurant and ended up traipsing through thorns and bushes, hugging the nonexistent shoulder of windy one-way road. We reached the address we had written down to find a dark warehouse in the middle of a field, with nothing else in sight. Rachel was sure we were going to die, but we finally found the restuarant a few miles away. It was a local spot, where servers carried around a big blackboard menu of the day, written only in Italian of course. We pretty much picked our meals at random and they were so delicious! Unfortunately Rachel got food poisoning so the whole thing is kind of a touchy subject.
Because of Rachel's food poising incident + my UTI, we spent our only full day in Rome very uncomfortably. We tried to cram in as much sight-seeing as we could, and my hourly attempts to find a bathroom detracted from this a bit, but added a little humor.
^^ Floor, ceiling. Sistine Chapel.
Rome was kind of our last straw for all the pushy men selling random shit. We both freaked out on people at different times, and I was sure that one of us was going to get physical but we never did. The day ended with Rachel getting mugged, so that was cool. They stole her coin purse which had some money and Jon's anniversary gift in it. It was the perfect end to our time in Rome. ;)
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