when in rome

I had to go for that cliché. I just had to do it. When in Rome, what else is there to do? I’m glad you asked! Piazza del Popolo – a large square that was used for public execution. Luckily it’s home to something far less morbid today – people watching. Street performers moonwalking to…

the trevi fountain, in none of its glory

You’re getting closer. You see the sign and the arrow pointing towards the Fontana di Trevi. You can almost smell the rusted coins that have been soaking in those murky waters for God only knows how long. Until you turn that final corner and you feast your eyes on a bunch of scaffolding. And this…

the borghese doesn’t have to be boring

By your third museum, everything starts to look the same. Statues have the same stance. Paintings have the same subjects. And it gets harder and harder to differentiate which piece of art you saw where. And yes, I realize that might be offensive to some art history majors/art buffs out there. But art is just…

what you came to rome for

After that whole near death experience, (okay, I really mean to say near pick-pocketing experience. I’m just being dramatic) I was ready to leave it behind and just go do some touristy things. Our first stop (besides lunch) was of course, the Colosseum. Well, almost our first stop. We stopped by a church on our…

how i almost got pick-pocketed in rome

I almost got pick-pocketed in Rome. This also almost happened to me when I went to Dublin in 2013 but thats another story for another time. I guess I’m just an easy target? But back to Rome. These pick-pocketers know what they’re doing. They’re experts. They’ve made a career out of it. They’ve even made…

the art of the perfect snapchat

Since museums are not really my thing, had to keep myself entertained somehow. So just in case this offends anyone…….#sorrynotsorry (pictures were taken in the Uffizi in Florence, the Borghese in Rome, the Vatican Museums in Vatican City, and the National Roman Museum in Rome)