1) take you to places which serve excellent food 2) cook excellent food for you. Even when he/she 'throws' a few odd things together, it will somehow be exquisite.
A few good months into my relationship and I would happily bathe in a sea of fresh cherry tomato, rocket, sea salt and extra virgin olive oil.
The perks of attaching oneself to a foreigner soon became clear.
Don't let misguided tourist experiences fool you, Italy is pretty fabulous for more than just its spectacular scenery.
The snobbish stares of my fellow tube passengers somehow seemed preferable to...
As shameful as it is to admit and at the risk of sounding completely conceited, I was ready to return to dreary, mean London.
It was a reminder of some of the depressing data about how race plays out in online dating and the real-life attitudes that likely reflects. Why, in Italy, of all places in the world, do we keep hearing that black women are not only welcomed romantically but also seemingly put on some sort of a pedestal? Admittedly, I started writing this response assuming that I’d end up speaking to someone who had authored a book on this phenomenon or studied interracial relationships across the world, or at least had some well thought-out theory about Italy’s specific culture and history (maybe something to do with Ethiopia? I was expecting something that could explain why what appears to be widespread bigotry didn’t touch black women in this area (or, maybe it did, but just manifested in some type of hypersexualization way).Italy, in my humble opinion, is one of the most glorious countries in the world. The winding streets and hidden underground wonders of Naples. The iconic rolling hills and olive groves of Tuscany. well, the endless echo of Until, of course, I fell in love with an Italian or, to be more precise, a Sicilian (the difference this makes, I will leave up to you).