Going solo

I don’t know why I have not done it before but I will definitely do it again.  It was great to completely set my own itinerary, stop and take as many or little pictures and go at my own pace.  Turns out my pace is the same as when I travel with someone – go…

The Eternal City – Day two – After Mass

I left Mass with a feeling not of holiness or peace but of contentment for participating in something that others find Holy.  I have no idea how many people were there but as you can imagine and see from my picture it was packed. Exiting no one pushed, was rowdy, or belligerent.  I was able…

The Eternal City – Day two – Easter Mass

I had no intention of ever making a pilgrimage or even a ‘just for the experience’ trip to Rome for Easter.  This was entirely coincidental.  However, as the saying goes when in Rome do as the Romans do.  The Catholic church and the Pope have a huge influence in the city.  I had never seen…

The Eternal City – Day One – Unfolding

Rome was amazing.  History and beauty practically hit you in the face every corner you turn.  My 2 hour and 10 minute flight with Alitalia set me back £166.  I avoided Ryanair because well it’s Ryanair.  As cheap as it appears on the surface unless you get really cheap seats the unavoidable additional costs (online…

When in Rome

I leave in 2 days and I’m getting excited. I’ve not blogged recently because I’ve been enjoying the city and the great weather.  The weather in London is actually supposed to be nicer than Rome during the time I’m away although the forecast for Rome is great.  Just my luck. Anyways, I’m excited to go…

Roaming around Europe

I booked my first solo trip, destination : Rome.  The trip is 4 days and I realized shortly after booking that I’ll be there for Easter.  I had even planned to visit the Vatican on [Easter] Sunday not even clued to the fact that there will be tons of people there for a speech from the Pope. So even though…