Yesterday, as I usually do on Thursdays, I met up with Henri in the city. It's the one day in the week we are both off from work. We were both starving and ended up just sitting down at the first decent place we could find to eat. Had a surprisingly good burger (although a bit over priced, like everything in the most touristic areas) and a beer that completely lacked bubbles because Italians do not know how to tap a beer - one of my biggest frustrations here haha. It's either buying a bottle or getting a completely flat beer. Anyways, moving on.
After finishing our lunch/dinner/whatever you call a meal at 5 in the afternoon, we walked around a bit in the city and decided to sit down for a drink. Along the Tiber, when you take the stairs down to the river from the street, there's a bunch of bars and restaurants in little tents. I'm pretty sure it's a temporary summer thing, but it's pretty awesome. We ordered an Apperol Spritz each and sat down at one of the bars to just talk and hide from the sun. In the future, when I look back at what life in summer Rome was like, I think this is how I will remember it. Drinking Spritz by the river, exhausted from the heat and probably smelling of sweat, but completely overwhelmed by the beauty everywhere around and pretty darn content with life at the moment. At least that's how I wish I will remember it.
We talked about finding another bar in Trastevere after finishing our drinks, but decided we were too tired, even though it was just past eight in the evening. We figured taking the bus home and sharing a beer at the staff house would be a better option. The picture above is by the way our view on the way to the bus. I will never get used to the fact that views like that is just a standard walk to the bus right now. Anyways, once we got on the bus we could barely keep our eyes open and realized it was better to save the beer for the next day. Good decision, because I fell asleep almost the second I put my head on my pillow. Another great day off in Rome. Tomorrow is Saturday, which is like Monday for me nowadays as it means back to work. In other words, time to sleep.