Sadly, this will be my last post in this blog as I am currently typing this in my tiny and most importantly, air conditioned Brooklyn bedroom!
Rome was a bittersweet ending for me. We had arrived late in the day from a long ride down from Venice and thus I only had a single night to see all the sights. The Sistine Chapel was off the list as they stop letting visitors in at three thirty in the afternoon. After a quick rest(mind you we had walked nearly a mile dragging our luggage in 95 degree heat to our hotel) we mapped walking route that took us past the Coliseum all the way towards St. Peters Basilica and back to the Bocca della Verità.
The last of which I was determined to see as it's part of my favorite scene in my all time favorite movie Roman Holiday. After wandering around at midnight trying to figure out where it was even located, I was extremely disappointed to find it locked behind some gates. Just a mere few feet and metal separated me from a hilarious photo shoot involving lost limbs. So despite all my lies I'm known to tell, my hand is safe for now.
I swear I will make my way back to Rome during a cooler season and properly give the sites the time they deserve to properly admire them all.
So what have I learned about myself or the world now that I'm more worldly having spent the summer abroad? I miss being in New York City. I like the diversity this city offers, that just doesn't exist in Europe. From one country to another, you're stuck in that culture. New York offers the very best of everything and makes it accessible to anyone who is open to discover it...it's just missing really good Mexican food.