The Eternal City. Boy, has this place restored my faith in this trip. I have to admit that I’d been pretty homesick, but Rome is incredible. There’s an energy here that I don’t think you can understand until you’re gazing at the Coliseum, wandering through the Sistine Chapel, or throwing a coin into the Trevi Fountain.
While their culture does seem slightly “behind” ours, it’s a lot more charming than it has been in other places. They have the conveniences of big cities in America, but you still get that historical vibe. It probably also helps that I’m picturing myself as Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday.
Gregory Peck, where are you?
We squeezed in every cheesy, touristy thing we could do and still had plenty of time for lots of gelato
I think I’ve gained 50 pounds from Nutella-flavored ice cream and exploring all the small side streets, which was a nice break from the too-rushed pace we’ve had up until Rome. We head out this morning, and we’re flying into…wait for it…Paris! I couldn’t be more thrilled. For those of you who have been: do you have any recommendations? Other than Laduree, of course!