As I thought about it, I realised how blessed I have been in my life - although my family is in no way rich, I have never had to go hungry/ worry about my next meal (yay!) and I have been able to travel the world a LOT due to my parents' wanderlust...
Case in point: In my lifetime, I have visited Italy twice already.
(It's a lot, right?)
I have grown to HATE going on tour groups though...
(J's usual inner monologue during tours group holidays: "Why are you feeding me Chinese food in Italy?? Whhhhhyyyyy??????")
So, in 2009 I managed to cross off a big item off my "to do" list - travel Europe properly (i.e. without being in a tour group). :)
(Mind you, it took a long time to save up.... as evidently, money does not grow on trees *sigh*)
Anyway, enough blablabla. Onwards to the photos!:
1. If you think KL roads are confusing, wait till you go to Rome.
Really, really *PENING!*
(Already, map reading is not exactly my forte, but when the roads are all so "tak tentu arah" and wind-y... =_=)
2. Pyramids and castles in Romes.
Turns out its actually a tomb called the Piramide Cestia.... built in around 18bc.
3. At the Spanish Steps, a famous landmark in the main city area.
The Spanish Steps looks to be a popular lepak spot with locals and tourists alike - could be because it is quite near the major shopping area of via Condotti.
(Where all the upmarket brands like Louis Vuitton and Gucci are)
4. One of the highlights of my trip in Rome - a 400 year old library called Biblioteca Angelica.
Check it out! - the books there look old enough to crumble. I wish I could understand what's written inside though but it's all in Italian/ Latin....
Oh, and even cooler - there seems to be a secret door among the shelves...
I wonder where it leads to? :)
5. A beautiful day at the Trevi Fountain.
6. Lastly, cooling down at one of the many Gelaterias near the Trevi Fountain.
Can't get enough of the yummy Italian Gelato... :D
(Nothing better than pigging out on comfort food on a warm day, after walking around for so many hours....)
One more round of photos from Rome, then it's off to London....
THE REST OF THE SET - J'S ITALY 2009 POSTS:
- Italy 2009, Part 1
- Italy 2009, Part 3
- OR go to J's Main Travel Page for more options. :)
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