I'm writing this post from Venice, Italy. Charles and I are currently sitting on the porch of our Airbnb. It's an overcast day, already 1:28 in the afternoon (or 13:28 if I'm being European), and we're still in our pajamas, sipping espresso. Yesterday we discovered that being away from home for 20 days is a really long time. We're in the middle of our trip and definitely feeling a little homesick. We are trying to stay positive + thankful however, because we know this trip is such a blessing / amazing experience! Having a chill day is helping the homesick-ness (is that a word?) We've been playing tourists for 10 days straight and its a bit exhausting to say the least. Having a day to sit at our computers & relax feels like a treat! So far we have spent three days in Paris, three days Levoncourt, France (for the wedding,) five days in Rome, and two days in Venice, Italy. Since we are spending the last portion of our trip in Paris as well, I decided to blog about Rome fist!
Below, you'll find a bunch of photos-- some iPhone, some camera-- from our time in Rome. Which was seriously a blast! I didn't know what to expect and to be honest, Rome was the city I was least excited to visit due to poor reviews from some of my friends. Charles had always dreamed of going to Rome to seeing the Colosseum (Gladiator is one of his favorite movies) so we added it to our itinerary! Let me just say, I was so pleasantly surprised! It is such a charming city and oozes historical magic. Besides seeing all of the amazing sites (which felt completely surreal,) my favorite thing to do was walk through all the little streets and alleyways and happening upon the most romantic caffes and restaurants. On our flight to Rome, we sat next to the kindest Italian girl who gave us this advice: skip the metro & make sure you walk everywhere. We took her advice and I'm so glad we did! There is literally something amazing on every corner in Rome and it was well worth walking twelve miles in one day, lol!
I've made a point to take photos of our experiences rather than trying to have an experience just for a photo. Its pretty easy in this Instagram world to get so consumed with the shot you want, that you miss the experience and actually feel semi crappy about yourself because you didn't pose like the beautiful blogger you wish you could be... lol. These photos are raw and real, and this post is more so to remember our trip than for a pretty blog post, just being honest here. So without further ado, here is a brief sum up from our trip to Rome!
(P.S. Once we get home, I will be putting together little city guides for each place we've visited!)