It is one day before our deptaure–plane back to reality. So many things to do, places to go, foods to eat, but so little time. Rome why do you have to be so awesome? With so many options we decided to focus on one things and really appreciate it, the rest we will have to come again.
After Pompeii we spent one night in Naples then headed back to Rome. During our train back wanted to pick one thing and do it well–we choose the Vatican. Needless to say we were awe struck. We spent the whole day walking around, absorbing everything, and being humbled by its grandeur. Around 15:00 the western light was beaming down at a certain angle like a laser show. I am not sure if this is a regular thing, but we felt so lucky to have seen it. I was very happy that Chungwon was able to attend service here. As a Catholic, what better place to attend Mass.
We’ve been told about the density of the people in public transportation, but never knew it such a squeeze. In many odd situation a good fish eye lens always brings out a charming characteristic. Chungwon was a good sport–and a tough cookie–to find the laughter and “fun” in this crammed space. She’s is one of my favorite travel companion from the dense urban cities to complete middle-of-no-where outdoors. *fist bump*
We spend majority of our budget on food. Every bite was a glimpse into its culture, each flavor had its unique color, and every aroma was sweet music. We weighed ourself once back in US and surprisingly we lost weight. Besides all the walking I attribute to the good healthy ingredients, wholesome food and little processed food–the essence of good life. We had our last meal was in a place called Nipotino del Solitario. By utter chance we found this small restaurant tucked away in a side street. Everything we ordered festival of flavor. When going out we rarely dessert, but this time we were so curious like children Christmas eve with all their presents. Holy sweet Mary–the tiramisu kicked our ass like Chuck Norris. It was no doubt the best meal we had in Rome.
We had a fantastic time in Rome. Just everything was delightful, people were friendly, the fresh water, delightful food, and so on. I can’t wait to go back for seconds. Ciao~ for now.