Friends, Romans, Countrymen – Part IV

While traveling, I started a ‘locals’ series on Instagram. For those of you who don’t follow me there (you really SHOULD!), I thought I’d post a few right here.

This guy (who is the spitting image of my uncle – maybe we’re related!?) is a master butcher with a fondness for il pomodoro. I think that’s his pet tomato, down there.

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The typical Italian Nonnas – one of them was business as usual while the other was expressing her annoyance at the group of foodies that were hogging her favorite kiosk.

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This guy sold a bit of everything, but apparently if you want true, authentic Cannoli, this is where you get them!

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The Swiss guard at the Vatican. Apparently it’s so hot that you can sleep standing up and in full gear.

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This priest, who is a dead-ringer for Kojak, was crossing over Ponte Sant’Angelo from Vatican City. I think he’d probably make a great exorcist.

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Unfortunately, it wasn’t uncommon to see Gypsy women begging on the streets of Rome. They were often accompanied by young children who are basically forced to beg and scam.

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My new friends, the Hare Krishnas, literally followed me around Rome and then later on, in Florence. These guys do get around!

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This guy was just lounging around with his cornucopia.

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