Monday, August 26, 2013
six years later...
i was very lucky to visit rome when i was nineteen, accompanying my nana on a trip she had planned with a travel tour bussing around italy, stopping in different cities. rome was the last leg of the 19-day journey, we were only there a day and a half, and we were both exhausted so i didn't explore it like it deserved. i believe trevi fountain, the vatican (not the sistine chapel), and a bus ride past the colosseum sums up my roman experience. pathetic. fortunately, i tossed a coin in the trevi fountain with hopes of returning. then in college, i studied abroad my junior year, living in london for five months and traveling to paris for a long weekend. two and a half days on a college-student budget is no way to see the city of lights, let me tell you; alas i left mesmerized, and not a single day has passed that i haven't day-dreamt of when i'd go back. true story. not a day. ask anyone who knows me.
well, i am beyond elated to say that in october, danielle and i are embarking on an 11-day adventure to london, paris, and rome–a dream we've talked about since we first started working together. and the best part is we'll be traveling with a group of 20- and 30-somethings via contiki tours, so we'll hopefully get to know some great people and meet up with bloggers and people we've worked with along the way!
any and all suggestions - particularly on great, beautiful restaurants and cafes, and shops! - are welcome!