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Rome Diary Day 4 – Taking It Easy

We’ve finally got here! The last day of my Rome Diary! To catch up, see my previous posts in this series: Rome Diary Day 1 – But First, Food! + Fontana di Trevi  Rome Diary Day 2 pt. 1 – What the Romans Mades + Detail Envy Rome Diary Day 2 pt. 2 – Where The Romans Once Were Rome Diary Day 3 pt. 1 – Angels Watching Over The City Rome Diary Day 3 pt. 2 – Free ‘Roming’ Otherwise, let’s start! (and subsequently finish this chapter in my life because I know it’s overdue.) Enjoy! Taking It Easy As it was the last day of our trip, or technically speaking – the last half-day – we had very limited time left to explore so there was only one way to spend it: see title. We actually woke up a bit later that morning – I guess because we had spent the previous whole two days being total tourists so much so that there was less of a rush to do so on the …

Rome Diary Day 3 pt. 2 – Free ‘Roming’

This post is a continuation from: Rome Diary Day 3 pt. 1 – Angels Watching Over The City Please feel free to catch up with the previous days in this Travel/Photo Diary too: Rome Diary Day 1 – But First, Food! + Fontana di Trevi  Rome Diary Day 2 pt. 1 – What the Romans Mades + Detail Envy Rome Diary Day 2 pt. 2 – Where The Romans Once Were Otherwise, let’s continue Day 3 shall we? Back To The Other Side Of The Bridge Since we couldn’t go to explore Vatican City with more intricacy, we decided to head back to the other side of the bridge to explore the other areas as marked on our city map. I had remembered Piazza Navona being of mention on Trip Advisor so that’s where we decided to head to next. After crossing the bridge, we just kept walking straight on – the direction couldn’t have been more straightforward! 🔺 Piazza Navona Of course, these fountains and statues have nothing on Fontana di Trevi but it’s still worth …

Rome Diary Day 3 pt.1 – Angels Watching Over The City

We’re onto Day 3 of my Rome Diary! If you missed my previous posts, follow the links below: Rome Diary Day 1 – But First, Food! + Fontana di Trevi  Rome Diary Day 2 pt. 1 – What the Romans Mades + Detail Envy Rome Diary Day 2 pt. 2 – Where The Romans Once Were Otherwise, let’s get started! Making Our Way To The Bridge and Across At this point, we were still able to use our Hop-On, Hop-Off 48h bus pass that we had bought the previous day. It’s a good thing that we used this method because although am sure the Metro is convenient, you still need to change lines and be mindful of what stop you’re at. Being on the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus keeps your mind off such stress plus you can sight-see on-board in fresh air rather than be trapped in a tunnel! 😛 Here are a few photographs that I took along this bus journey which was about 45 minutes or so: 🔺Circus Maximus 🔺Piazza Venezia Angels Watching Over The …

June Travel Series: 4th stop > Edinburgh pt.2

(Cont. from pt.1) If you have missed my previous posts in this series: June Travel Story: 1st stop > Oxford June Travel Story: 2nd stop > London June Travel Story: 2nd stop > London pt. 2 June Travel Story: 3rd stop > Brighton Last time, I continued off from Edinburgh Castle so this is where we will begin again. Living in the UK, I sometimes take for granted what views we actually have. Unless you live on a mountain, you are mostly on level-ground where you just see houses or streets. Where I live, there is a tendency to rain a lot but that’s just an excuse to not look at all the possible perspectives… Edinburgh Castle admission price was about £10/£12 per adult (I don’t remember too accurately) but it’s affordable and really, really worth it. I even got to sit on top of a cannon! And I tested out the Panorama feature on my [old] phone. So I apologise that it’s not great quality yet I still wanted to desperately show this! We couldn’t have …

June Travel Series: 4th stop > Edinburgh

It’s the final post! (Although actually, after assessing all the photos, I will have to split into parts 1 and 2.) I like to think that I left the best till last. Or at least, this was my favourite place out of the many that we (me and my family) visited. If you missed out on my previous posts in this series: June Travel Story: 1st stop > Oxford June Travel Story: 2nd stop > London June Travel Story: 2nd stop > London pt. 2 June Travel Story: 3rd stop > Brighton After we went back to London after Brighton to stay the final night, we made our way to Edinburgh shortly after breakfast that day. To be honest, I didn’t think I’d be able to endure such a long car journey (I think it was something like 8 hours in total? I can’t remember anymore but it was really long). The short breaks in-between at service stops definitely helped though! We even ate a meal or two at these service stops. Needless to say, …