Our second day in Rome featured a Pope sighting at St Peters Basilica, lessons in confrontation from a friendly Cuban tourist, and excellent cracker thin crust Roman pizza and antipasto.
The morning started off crisp and sunny, so we decided to walk to St Peter’s from our hotel near the Trevi Fountain. It only took us about 20 minutes and we passed so many gorgeous views along the way. Continue reading →
One popular post I wrote a while back was all about chocolate window displays in Paris. Without a doubt, Rome rivals Paris when it comes to beautiful displays of food. The windows in this ancient city are every bit as enticing… and who doesn’t love carbs? Continue reading →
I’m staying at the Hotel Julia, which is a basic but convenient abode near the Trevi Fountain. It’s also a better value than this neighborhood’s pricier digs. I’m tired from traveling but eager to hit the streets!
Today’s agenda is orientation of Rome by foot. My husband and I like to spend a day exploring a new city this way. We get an overview of the city’s layout and also discover small places on side streets that you’d never learn about through a guide book. The good thing is that Rome is amazingly walkable! Continue reading →
It is another perfect California morning. That’s a good thing because Day 3 of the trip is all about enjoying this region’s two great offerings: ocean and wineries.
The first stop is Pismo Beach for a hearty breakfast and stroll on the beach boardwalk. I could get used to morning walks like this every day! We fill up on coffee, eggs, and chilaquiles (a traditional Mexican breakfast dish), and then get out into the sunshine to breathe some fresh morning air. Continue reading →