by Luke Archer

Ciao tutti,

I have arrived safe and sound in Rome, to welcoming hosts and bizarre television. And I have already had some authentic (stereotypical) advice on life in Italy:

host: this is the bus stop that you need for work

me: OK, how long does it take to get there?

host: It’s 8 stops

me: how many minutes?

host: this is Italy. Nobody can know how many minutes it will take

I will keep you updated as best I can. Here’s a teaser: