Peace Be with You

It was extremely peaceful and lovely to visit one of the ancient catholic churches of Rome.  An incredible feeling of calm and meditation comes over me in these religious facilities even though I don’t subscribe to any of them; I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the Vatican, various churches, and the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.  Maybe I do have a soul after all 😉  I learned that the churches take themselves very seriously, dress code to enter and all.  It was so quiet that you could have heard a pin drop.  I said a quick prayer, lit a candle, and accepted the peace.


Watch Out for PickPockets!

Today I learned to beware of the pickpockets! As a top tourist location, Rome is known to have one of the worst pickpocket problems in the world. Before we headed out to Via Del Corso – a popular tourist location for shopping, Javonne, Sarah, and I made sure we thief proofed our bags and secured all zippers and buttons. We learned that it is almost impossible to spot a pickpocket, sometimes they can go as far as to dress up as nuns! However, I’m happy to say we returned safe and sound with all of our belongings. Be safe out there!


Flopping Around Rome 

Today I learned that Rome’s summer heat and her cobblestone streets are a bad mix for my cute little $5 thrift store shoes. If you will be visiting Rome, do yourself a favor and invest in some quality comfortable shoes. I had to walk home with my shoe flopping, and my toes hanging out! It was so embarrasing!


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