My dearest Jennie,
I didn’t realize how different basic things that we take for granted back home would be in Italy.
#1: Washing Machines with convenient placements
It is very small and inconveniently placed under the sink. When its washing and you happen to touch the metal hinges on the side, it shocks the crap out of you, which is never fun. We’re not talking about the little static electric shock, this is a real deal shock. Oh and also there is no dryer because apparently they don’t do that here, but its also illegal to hang your clothes outside. That’s pretty fair.
#2: Normal showers
There’s nothing like bathtubs with built-in seats/stepping stools (its much steeper than it looks in the picture) and creepy showers that have no walls.
#3: Church bells that ring on the hour
This church is on the corner of my street, and like all the other churches in Italy, it rings the bells at 45 or 50 minutes after the hour
#4: Buying condoms in a store
Having condom dispensers seems much more practical and might even encourage more people to practice safe sex lol. I guess its convenient because they have then built into buildings on main streets. This one is next door to restaurant/bar haha. The US should take some notes
#5: Floating monks
This poor guy looks so miserable, but its common to see this around the tourist areas in Rome.
#6: Street lights on poles
you only see street lights on poles on main streets or the high way here. Most street lights are like this and hover over the center of the street. Totes cool to look at
#7: Large, safe vehicles
Even the trucks are tiny here!
#8: Appetizing food display
There’s nothing like a feathery rooster with its head wrapped around its body, frozen baby squid, and a severed pigs head to make you want to sit down and have a nice hearty meal!
#9: Parking for your dogs
These are outside of most buildings because practically everyone has dogs here
Tis all for now, But trust me I’ll be updating you on some more strange things.