After a long hiatus, I return to my travel blog with dreams of Italy. I need to go back to Europe.
This time of year always makes me think of Europe since it was around this time, 10 years ago, that I first went “backpacking” from England to Greece visiting 9 countries in between. But of all those countries, I can’t stop thinking about Italy. Learn why!
Rome was everything that I expected it to be, except for the smell of dog and horse poop, and the noise.
Everything that “they” warn you about is true: the men will try to seduce you; pickpockets abound; and you’re going to eat your own weight in food: mostly gelati and some mega carbs.
That being said, you had better walk it off! Rome is really easy to navigate on foot. I’m serious! Check out all the things you can see while working on your love-handles.
Did you know visiting the Italian capital allows you to visit two countries at the same time? But if you want to see anything in the “Holy See” (or Vatican City, an entirely independent country in the heart of Rome), you had better get there early! What’s the deal with Vatican City anyways?
This would be the perfect time to write a romantically themed post, wouldn’t it? It’s Valentines Day, I am drawing up memories of one of Italy’s cities that caters to lovers, Cupid himself could be sitting on my shoulder as I type… But alas! I only have a story of how I made my way around this beautiful city hopped up on cold medication. Weeeeee!