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When in Rome…..

So last week I flew to Rome to celebrate my birthday, travelling for my birthday has become a new tradition.

so a quick look through my travel guide-book and some sticky labels later I had selected a few different places I definitely wanted to visit

1) Roman Forum, Palatine and Colosseum

This building easily dominates the area, it is an imposing yet beautiful structure. Booked on the VIP tour ensured we would get views others did not have access to including the dungeons and upper ring. Using a relatively new company as tour guides, we were not disappointed, they were knowledgeable, entertaining and kind to my budget

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2) Vatican City

Coming from a non-religious background I was more interested in the historical aspect of this place, and it did not disappoint, using a guided tour to ensure nothing would be missed. I visited both the museum and the Vatican and was taken on a journey through the history of the Popes and the development of the City.

One of the most awe-inspiring room without doubt is the Sistine Chapel, in which there is an enforced no speaking and no photography rule.

would 100% recommend a visit, regardless of your religious beliefs

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3) Pompeii

A train to Naples and then from there and for less than 10 euros you can use the Circumvesuviana and get a local train to Pompeii. (note if using the local trains ensure you have validated your tickets at the stations before travelling or you will be fined)

Entry to the Park is only 11 euros per person and 5 extra for an audio guide, this I would definitely recommend f not on a guided tour. Following the free map you will be able to navigate your way around the site and take in whichever of the site you wish. there are time indicators for how long each path will take.

Seeing the site where an entire community was wiped out and seeing the plaster cast remains of some of those found is a truly humbling experience, as well as the other aspects of their daily life, Baths, Bakery’s and Brothels

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The Mule Man, found shielding his face from the ash cloud and next to the remains of his mule

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Beds and helpful hints at the Brothel

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Myself and Vesuvius!

Next time we visit Florence and Pisa

Arrivederci till then

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Bonjourno,  see I’m practically fluent.  Flying out today to Italia to visit as much as possible within the 7 days. The plan is to take in Rome,  the Vatican,  Pompeii, Florence,  Pisa and Venice all in the 7 days. I’m packed the essentials, passport, pants and pyjamas.

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But for me it’s also a chance to try and expand my photography skills, a little limited at the moment.
I’ve also decided to try and journal as much as I can in a good old fashioned book

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currently sat in the departure lounge partaking in one of my favourite past times, people watching. You can see almost every type of person waiting to fly at the airport so before my flight is called I’m of to spot the lovers, the mothers and the solo explorers

Arrivedirci for now

B

New Year New…………

So the New year is well and truly under way and i seem to have spent the majority of it sat in my pyjamas feeling ill and watching movies. Not the worst start to a new year I’ve had but one of the least productive. I usually start of with a list of resolutions a mile long but so far this year i have been thoroughly demotivated to start any, and as such i am waiting until February to make and start mine.

All suggestions welcome!

I have however made some lovely dress purchases. A little new year sales treat to me here are my current favourites, The  first a little day dress from Lady V London, black with pink polka dots, planing to wear it in Italy and feel fabulous. the second is my very first wriggle dress, again from Lady V London, a little baggy as still not comfortable with tight clothes but as on sale thought I’d give it a go.

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Speaking of which i am planning for my upcoming week-long tour of Italy taking in Rome, Pompeii, Florence, Pisa and Venice with the help of some lovely presents from my Dad

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So I’ll leave you for now and hope to see you soon

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