December 02, 2014

rome | part two: highlights and favorites




i can't believe it's been over a month since i got back from this trip. life has continued in it's busy fashion since i got back. i haven't even shown kyle all my pictures yet. (can you believe that??) we've just been so busy with family coming into town, nephews being born, thanksgiving, work, and finals that we haven't had a moment to sit down and just talk about the trip. (i think in my mind i'm waiting for that perfect moment where kyle and i both have a cup of tea, nothing to do, and oodles of spare time....yeeeeeah, i'm nuts.)

a midst the chaos that is my life, i realized how important this little space is to me and my sanity. i need to write. i need to have the quiet moment of doing nothing but writing and reading and just resting. does that make sense to anyone else?

so, hello again, blog friends. i missed you. i promise to be a better virtual friend and not run off again any time soon. :)


NOW, back to rome. you guys!! this city. there's something about this city. it gets under your skin. the cobblestone, the gelato, the beautiful buildings every where you look, the gelato, the people, the twisty streets, the gelato, the crazy (craaaazy) driving, and did i mention the gelato?

the second day in italy was spent at vatican city, the spanish steps, the trevi foutain (which was closed! #lamesauce), the pantheon, eating gelato, sipping on cafes, and getting lost.

oh, and also almost getting pick pocketed and/or harassed by a reeeally drunk guy.....we were waiting for the bus one evening after dinner, and this drunk guy, holding a big bottle of booze, walks over to this couple standing next to us and starts bothering them and they start arguing in italian (it was pretty obvious the drunk guy was harassing/saying inappropriate things to the couple and the guy of the couple told him to back off.)

so, after he gets the hint from the couple he starts walking towards me and amber. we both were like "what the heck do we do??" we can't leave the bus stop because our bus (which doesn't run that often) is about to be here and we don't speak italian to tell this guy to leave us alone. as he got closer to us, this older man steps in front of us-between us and the drunk- crosses his arms, and stares the drunk down until he sauntered off. then he turns to us and says "don't worry." he stayed with us until we got on our bus to go home.

it was such a small thing for him to do, but to us two girls travelling alone in a foreign place it was huge.


another time we were walking back to our apartment and i noticed a guy getting increasingly close to amber so i stopped walking and looked at him and he stopped, did an about face and walked the other direction. THEN he turned back around (he didn't think  we were paying attention i guess) and started sneaking up on ME to try and get my purse. so amber and i both stopped looked at him and were just like "not gonna happen pal." and he turned and walked into a store. so crazy!


we also got incredibly lost and had to ask a prostitute for directions, but that's a story for another time. ;)


 ***all photos taken with an iphone 6 and edited with vsco***


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15 comments on "rome | part two: highlights and favorites"

  1. oh my gosh. the dude who stood up to mr. drunk and stayed with y'all = high fives all around.
    what a solid man!
    other than that hiccup this sounds beautiful! AND THE PICTURES!!!!!
    ahhhhhhh i can't wait to hear more, more, more!

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    1. Right?! I was so so thankful. God definitely put him there to protect us! So thankful!

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  2. those orange and yellows! gosh, i just love the colors of europe, especially italian buildings... so gorgeous. that one with the ivy is INSANE.

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    1. Yes! Everything is so colorful and cheery and old. It's perfection!

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  3. i can't believe the trevi was closed! what on earth! but whatever, it sounds like you saw everything else :) those pictures are soooo dreamy. all of the colors! i love italy so much & loved reading about your time there :)
    -k
    www.kerryjune.com

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    1. I know! I didn't even know they could do that! Haha They were doing maintenance on it I guess!

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  4. Oh my lord, these photos are so incredibly beautiful! What a trip!! (And umm, these are all iphone pics? So good!!). I'm glad to hear you didn't get pick-pocketed, either. How nice of that guy to help you out in that situation! :)

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    1. Thanks! I thought about taking my big camera, but it would have been way too heavy to lug around all day!

      Yeah, I was SO thankful for that man!

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  5. Ha ha love hearing these little stories from your trip! People in Rome can be crazy! And your photos are stunning- love how you captured the city.

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    1. Yeah, Italians are a little crazy, but definitely in a good way. :)

      Thanks, Emma!! It's hard to get a bad picture of such a gorgeous city!!

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  6. These pictures are beautiful...I love the one with the vines all over the building. You're making me wish I'd spent time in Rome! But that's so scary about the pickpocketer...it reminds you of how dangerous it can be if you aren't paying attention!

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    1. Amber and I were just wandering the streets on afternoon and stumbled upon this building. We were like "aaaah!!! it's so beautifuuuuul!" For like fifteen minutes. Haha

      You would love Rome! seriously. So amazing!

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  7. <3<3<3

    these are beeeeautiful!! wowwowow. i need to go to rome now. it's amazing… xo

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