Oh man, so I know I am always trying to stay up to date on this travel blog thing, but I always fail at it. Partly because I forget about it and do other things, but since covid we are not traveling for the foreseeable future I thought now would be a great time to post my old travel photos! Might not be much detail on where/what that kind of thing, but I still like having picture posts for places I have been so I can look back on them if I go there again.
First up - Rome in the summer of 2018! Now summer is NOT my ideal time to go to Rome. It was so so so hot! I was dripping sweat and super gross the whole time. The only reason I went was there was an author event there so I took a long weekend with my friend Savannah. She has been before so she was kind of the tour guide for us when we were wandering around the city and even though I felt like I was going to die it was so hot we had a lot of fun. The author event wasn't downtown so we stayed out at the hotel where it was which meant that we had to take the subway into town...and that was the worst with the heat. Oh well. Getting off at the Colleseum stop and it is crazy how it is just right there as soon as you step out of the subway station!
Gelato to try and stay cool
The crazy thing about Rome, which I did not know about beforehand, was there are just super old ruins everywhere! No matter where you look there are ruins! it is kind of crazy
The Trevi Fountain
Yes, there were a lot of people there
So many people everywhere!
Going into the Pantheon
The Spanish Steps. On our free day here we took a free tour in the morning and saw all the things!
The tour ended by Vatican City and we walked over to see how long it would take to get in to see Saint Peter's Basilica.
You have to go through security, but when we got there there was a line, but not as long as we expected. It moved fairly quickly and then we were in!
I apparently didn't take photos of anything else we ate!
Exploring Villa Borghese area
After the author signing we went out to eat with some author friends in a super cute area of town - Travestere! It was so much fun!!
Walking around after dinner
Our last day (we stayed the day after the author event) I was soooooo tired! These author events are so much fun, but so exhausting! We wandered around a bit, but after lunch I was like I need to go back to the room I am too tired to do much else.
But of course you need a gelato before going back ;)
We had a lot of fun wandering around and hanging out with author friends, but I am not sure Rome is my favorite city. We went again last year for another author event, which I will write about later, and now I don't need to go for a while. For me it was worth a visit to see all the things and now I am good. I like a lot of other Italian cities a lot more.