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European Holiday, Part 2: Rome

Rome. The Eternal City.

Eternal? No kidding.

Rome is unlike any place I have ever been before.  Within its borders lies the proof of string theory, that all time exists at once, and you can visit any part of that time by simply stepping into that moment along the string.  759 more words

Travel

Remember that one time we almost didn't see the Sistine Chapel?

That’s what we’ll say to each other ten years from now. And we’ll nod and laugh and then we’ll tell the story to whoever will listen, and maybe we’ll embellish a little more each year, but maybe not, because it’s a pretty good story as it is. 630 more words

Adventure

dave reblogged this on Palmer St. Parentheses ( ) and commented:

This is from my daughter, who was just in Rome and by this time just left for Ethiopia. Thanks Krystiana, for writing a little about your experiences.

Remember that one time we almost didn't see the Sistine Chapel?

That’s what we’ll say to each other ten years from now. And we’ll nod and laugh and then we’ll tell the story to whoever will listen, and maybe we’ll embellish a little more each year, but maybe not, because it’s a pretty good story as it is. 630 more words

Adventure

Rome... Patheon, Pasta, Piazzas and Prosecco

Roma… the origin of gladiators and freshly baked pasta. I still can’t believe the first time I visited Italy was only a couple of years ago – having travelled virtually everywhere else in the world, there are many countries in Europe which I have neglected. 601 more words

Weekend Travel

The Screwdriver Diaries: European Edition, Part One

There is a lot of pressure to have fun on vacation. Most of the working class gets a limited amount of R&R time, and to waste it in any way is an almost unpardonable sin. 1,467 more words

Life

When in Rome...Get out As Fast As You Can

On June 25, we were daring. We returned to Rome, the city of bad luck—and it didn’t turn out much better the second time. The transportation in Rome is a nightmare; it is the slowest of any big city I have ever been to. 352 more words

Travel Blog

Sharing Our Michelangelo Moment

What happens when you ask a group of grade 6 students what Hold Up The Sky means to them?

You end up with a series of remarkable Sistine-Chapel-like entrance to the school. 270 more words

Hold Up The Sky