Lessons From Rome – Part 1

1) No matter how well you think you have taken precautions to safeguard your valuables, a good pickpocket can still lighten your load.  We are now down one smartphone.  It made for a grumpy start to a day.

2) The Colosseum at night is just as beautiful and impressive as I hoped it might be.  It was a magical walk after dinner.

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3) Italian drivers are a little crazy … seriously. We picked up a rental car today. It was a harrowing experience. They are aggressive, impatient and have an each-man-for-himself kind of attitude. I thought Toronto driving was a bit wild, but I’ve now decided we are really tame and polite in comparison.

4) I’m tired of pasta and pizza already.  Ok – I admit, it’s never been a huge favourite of mine to begin with.  Wine, on the other hand, is just fine.  More, please.

5) Paying for a good tour guide is worth every Euro!  I can’t imagine trying to navigate the Vatican without one.

6) Even off-season in Rome is crowded.  I don’t want to imagine what high season looks like.

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7) Rainy days could not dampen our spirits. Rome in the rain is still magnificent.

About Joanne Sisco

Retired but not idle. Life is an adventure - I plan to continue to embrace it.
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One Response to Lessons From Rome – Part 1

  1. Su Leslie says:

    Oh, not a good start. Hope the rest of your trip is low-stress, adventure-ful and fun, fun, fun!!!

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