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Unexpected Beach Day

May 19, 2015

Aaron and I (but what else) slept in the next day.  We quickly grabbed the continental breakfast and headed for the beach straight away.  Soaking up sun was the second priority of our unexpected, I should say unplanned, beach day.  After lounging for several hours, we decided to go for a short run down the beach.  I was extremely excited as this was my first run since my pulled hamstring months ago!

Since we had organized a late checkout (SO WORTH IT), we managed to soak up a few more relaxing rays, then casually showered and packed for our journey back to Rome. We grabbed some sandwiches and headed out. Low and behold, our little Fiat actually did have AC, you just had to push the fan button in. WOW – another stupide american moment. Continue Reading…


The Agony and the Ecstacy

May 18, 2015

As we mentioned before, Aaron and I were at our breaking point with sightseeing.  It was our last day in Rome and we still had yet to visit the Vatican.  What kind of Catholic visits Rome without making a trip to see the Vatican? (I could feel my mother’s disdain from 5,000 miles away.)  So Aaron and I rallied our spirits, slammed some coffee, and headed to the Big Kahuna, the Motherland, the Pope’s pad, the Holy See, the VATICAN.

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A Thousand Ways to be Killed by Romans

May 17, 2015

As we have discussed before, Kim was extremely focused on sleep throughout our trip with almost no exception. However the trip to Pompeii was that exception considering it was one of the main attractions on Kim’s list before the trip began. I did not share this enthusiasm and the 6am wake up call to hop on a tourist bus only increased this sentiment.


Given my state of mind for this two hour drive, I was in no mood to listen to tour guides ramble through a grainy bus speaker system. Especially when the tour guides began to go into painful (pun intended) detail of the different ways the Romans would kill their prisoners of war to make an example of them. Call me crazy, but hearing about crucifixions and impalement is not on my preferred wake-up story list.

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But first, let me take a selfie

May 16, 2015

We started our day by visiting the Roman Baths. It was fairly cheap to get in but we possibly should have paid for the headsets to educate us on the history of the place.


Most of it was gone/in ruins leaving your imagination to fill in the blanks. Since we figured we had a full day of other roman ruins, we quickly walked around. In awe of how large and technologically advanced it was (heated water, saunas, etc),  we left thinking we wanted to join the roman’s version of PLANET FITNESS. Continue Reading…