Rome was breathtaking. I went with Sandra and spend 3 days total. When we arrived we checked into the hostel and immediately went to have appetizers at a local restaurant. We overheard a girl name Hannah in the hostel talk about a burlesque show, so we decided to tag along. It was a really cool experience and after the show we went dancing. Saturday morning we were out in the wee hours to get our day started. Also, our new friend Sam joined us. He had been traveling for a couple months and Rome was his first stop in Europe. We started at the Vatican, then St.Peters church. St.Peters church was beautiful. Unfortunately, we did not get to the Pope. Next we went to Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, the Arch, and the Colosseum. At this point Sandra and me took a seat and watched the sunset watching the Colosseum and talking. We headed back and decided to go out that night. We had pizza and headed off to the ‘pyramid’ area. We danced the night away. We woke up early and went straight to the Spanish stair case. What made this memorable was the fact that we didn’t know there was a time change. We spend thirty minutes when we found out we had 30 minutes to get back, check out of the hostel, and make the bus to the airport… . we ran around because we could not find the metro… missed our bus… and paid fifty euros to get to the airport in time. We walked into the terminal when we heard ‘Now boarding, Thessaloniki’. It was hilarious at the end of the day. Of course, my camera died half way through the trip though and some of the pictures posted are from Sandra wonderful camera.

Favorite parts of Rome: The Colosseum and Scalinata della Trinità dei Monti (Spanish steps).