Italy – Part I

Ciao a tutti,

I have been having an amazing time here in Italy! It has really been an unforgettable experience. I have family in the Umbria region around the center of Italy. I have two aunts and two cousins that live here. One of my aunts has been living here for 6 years and her son, my cousin, for three. They migrated here from the Dominican Republic. I only saw them whenever I would go on vacation there but I have always been close to them despite the distance. My other aunt has been living here for 13 years and her daughter for eight. They also came from the DR but I had never met them before. I was a bit apprehensive at first, but they turned out to be very welcoming. They have all become accustomed to life here in Italy and it is interesting listening to how their experience has been transitioning to life here. The DR and Italy are obviously very distinct. Anyway, I love it here. I am still planning a trip to Florence and Rome before I leave, so stay posted! Enjoy the pictures.