For over a year I have been trying to blend into this culture that I love so much and not seem like an American tourist. Only the latter has been successful.
Now they think I'm French.
I'm not sure what went wrong. My spoken Italian is strongly affected by my southern accent and as soon as I utter a simple "ciao", they know I'm not local. (My pronunciation is really quite horrendous.) Now though, instead of switching to English, people have started speaking to me in French.
Oh well, could be worse. Au Revoir.
11 hours ago