I was half asleep when the alarm went off. There are so many things wrong with this sentence! Alarms have no place within vacations. But, to be fair, the alarm was set for 8:00am. So it wasn’t exactly the crack of dawn. But it meant that we had to haul our butts out of bed … More Quirinale and the Quarreling Artists
We actually skipped breakfast at ‘home’ and were out and about before 10:00am. We were not really in a rush, we just wanted to save our appetite for the long awaited meal we would have for lunch. The sky was gray and it did not take long for the first few drops of misty … More The (Double) Sigh of Relief
On our fourth day in Rome the morning routine seems to be setting in: I wake, I type, he sleeps in, eventually we have breakfast, loiter around while getting ready, and head out. The overplanner in me is secretly horrified at all this wasted idle time. But I tell her firmly to hush and enjoy … More Two Things in One Day?
Having managed to sleep until the much more respectable hour of 7:00am, I was ready to tackle the day. But C wasn’t even stirring. So, once again I spent a couple of hours typing away… BUT this time I had plenty of coffee to drink so the day was already going much better than yesterday. … More The Easter Procession a.k.a. the ‘Off Season’ in Rome
I finally got sleepy around 7:00am and it was time to make one of those day-defining decisions: to sleep or not to sleep. I decided to woman-up and stay awake, otherwise I would sleep until noon and further delay the jetlag recovery process. I showered; I could hear C snoring. I unpacked my clothes in … More The Reconnaissance Walk
‘When are you leaving for your trip?’ Tomorrow. This evening. In a couple of hours. The answer does not matter once we are less than 72 hours from departure, the next comment is the same: ‘And why are you so calm?’ Usually uttered in a high pitched, half panicked voice and horrified face. But … More Why are you so calm? Getting Ready to Travel
Once again, we tried. At least -I- tried. Real hard. ‘Where should we go next?’ was the matter at hand. I surfed the web for deals that would fit the budget and give us the biggest bang for our precious bucks. ‘Maybe we could go to Vietnam, we keep talking about Peru and never seem … More Cashing in on the Coins Thrown