Nate has taken to the Italian language with gusto. He listened to some Italian language tapes before coming, and now is fearless at interacting with every waiter, shopkeeper, person on the street. His favorite word is Grazie! (thank you) which he says with gusto to just about everyone, for any occasion.
I was so excited when I found some poppies ("poppies! poppies!") growing by the roadside
that Brennan suggested that
I might have a drug problem. :)