I am really enjoying my time here. I had to take a quick shot of this cool looking car, but I don’t know what it is. Help me, EurOppos, you are my only hope. I knew what this was, though.

Today we toured the Colosseum and the Forum. It was unbelievably cool.

It is also fun to observe all the small details of life that are different here from America. There is not a significant qualitative difference, but there are a million little things that are just slightly different. It’s fun.

I have not spent much time in Europe in my life. My family visited Rome, Paris, and London about 35 years ago, but I was so young that it hardly counts. I worked on municipal elections in Bosnia for a few months in 1997 right after law school. My roommate and my closest colleague were both Italians, which gave me an opportunity to learn a little of their culture. But that was an extreme and unusual situation that gave me no reference point for normal European countries.

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We leave Rome in the morning for Florence. I am looking forward to it.