Last day in Rome
Trastevere Travel Blog› entry 7 of 8 › view all entries
April 20th, 2008 – by: jenn79
Trastavere, according to Ale, used to be an old town which was very poor, but has recently been gentrified and lots of hip people now live there. The buildings are very old, there are a lot of tree lined streets and tons and tons of cafes and shops. We had lunch at a wonderful restaurant that Ale and Mahimbo went to when they first met and were together. We had some amazing food, and I learned that Saltimbocca isn't very good and that Panicotta is excellent! We drank wine, ate great food and took turns walking the baby about
Mahimbo and I talked about his post in Central African Republic and about international affairs. Apparently his office is really hurting for an economics person and I asked if I could come and volunteer and he said OF COURSE and that UNICEF would be able to fly me out and house me while I was there! SCORE!!! I can't even describe how much this sends me to cloud 9. I have been very happy with my time here in Rome, but Mahimbo has a way of integrating everyone's interests and he eats, lives and breathes UNICEF and international development. I'm so excited I'm going to go home and try and save as much vacation as possible for a short stint at his office. WOOHOO!
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