I am very happy to report that the lovely Shelley is back!!
Many remember her blog reallyrome.com which then became Un Americana a Roma.
Three years ago Shelley returned to the United States of America.
I can't wait to read about her reentry to the Bel Paese. It's a big move from the country (in Washington State) back to a city of four million.
I first met Shelley in person back in March 2007. I cannot believe that was four years ago.
Shelley, along with a few other expat friends, really paved the way for my move. They were inspiring, but also realistic. By the time I arrived, I was prepared.
I've met expats who moved here with the idea of an Under The Tuscan Sun-type paradise. Then they get mad at Italy, because living here and being on vacation here are two very different things.
Shelley, this cheeserific song is for you!