So Ash, how did you spend your day 5 in Rome?
Well guys.. I spent the majority of it in my room LOL. Yes I know I know, how can you spend the majority of your day in the beautiful Roma?! I had a bit of work from home to do and I wanted to make sure that when I got home I was going back to a clean room and being on top of my to-do list. I dragged myself out for a little walk and to find myself some dinner. There was a cute restaurant down the road which had a nice menu for a nice price. It was 3 courses for 10 euros which was nice and filling and the staff were super sweet!

At my hostel Generator Rome, there was a launch party in collaboration with GQ. A gentleman I met the evening before told me about it and said I should come down to join. By about 8pm I could here the music pumping and see the hostel’s transformation. My roomie, Alexis came in around 10pm and was like “lets go party” and I was like “100%, I’m down”. It was like a really sheek, edgy, very GQ with free drinks at the bar, a hog roast (minus the fire etc.) and the most amazing mini tiramisus. There was also screen printing, a DJ, a tequila bar and a photobooth.

So I had my second and third dinner at a place called Twins Bar which was across the road from Termini Station. I was old that they had a club night from 11pm daily however I didn’t really plan on going. Yesterday (day 5) my roomie and I decided while at the GQ event we would visit the Twins Bar. I was not sure what to expect, but I love Latino culture, music and people so I was super excited when I got there and heard reggaeton playing. At first I felt a little shy, but after seeing a girl just dancing the night away in the centre of the dance floor I let loose a bit and started off with a 2-step. Alexis and I were dancing and for about an hour and she decided she was tired and wanted to go home. Initially I was going to leave too, but I wasn’t ready yet and so I asked her to message me once she was home safe and sound. We were literally down the road so I knew she’d be fine. Once she left I started again with my 2-step and by this time it was really full. Through the crowd a cute guy asked me if I dance and by this time it was Salsa, Merengue or something playing so I was not feeling to confident at all. I remembered I am only 22 once and so I was like why not. Honestly, it was so much fun. We literally danced the night away and around half 3 we sat at a table listening to music and just chatting. I loved the music and the atmosphere was electrical. I also loved the style of dancing and seeing all the couple around having a jolly good time was so much fun. He was Cuban and so fluent in Spanish, spoke quite a bit of Italian and pretty good English. Dance is definitely an international language and even though we had great conversation, I loved dancing with him. I did do a couple salsa classes years ago, but I definitely want to go back. Like a proper Latin gentlemen he gave me his jacket as he walked me home, because being a Londoner the weather didn’t faze me until half 4 in the morning I did not have a jacket and wore a off the shoulder top. I am not going to lie, I was a little smittened.

Sorry I didn’t get any photos guys!

Before last night I could not imagine being at a club by myself and actually, it was not as bad as I thought it would be. This trip has really taught me to enjoy my own company and to really put myself out there when meeting new people.

Ahhh, it was an amazing night (not just because I spent it was a hot Cuban :P)!

Los amos a todos (yes I know its Spanish),



  1. November 16, 2016 / 10:28 am

    Ohhhhh what an amazing evening you had, haha reading about you dancing with a Cuban boy made me giggle for you!

    You're honestly so brave and I salut you for being able to do all of this on your own – making me feel like I need to grow up more haha

    Jessica & James | foodandbaker.co.uk

  2. May 13, 2017 / 5:04 am

    Short and sweet post. You really had a good time.
    Loved your food pics and marked the places you mentioned for future reference 🙂

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