Happy Monday, and Happy Labor Day! It’s also my mother’s birthday, so Happy Birthday to her! 🙂 This summer has been a summer of major travelling for me, and I can’t wait to share my experiences up here! First up will be my Rome post. I like to keep my blog posts somewhat brief, so I’ll be breaking most of my travel posts into two parts.
Before I go into details, let me preface why I was there. Two of my friends wanted to celebrate their 30th birthdays in a major way, so they decided they wanted to do the Yacht Week Greece route (blog posts on my Yacht Week experience to come). Since we were so close to Rome, we figured we might as well spend a couple of days exploring the city before heading to Athens, Greece.
Rome was amazing. I can appreciate beautiful architecture, and I saw it everywhere I looked while I was there. My friends and I arrived at our AirBNB on Wednesday night. Our apartment was super close to the Colosseum, so some of our friends decided to check it out that same night and take pictures. I was way too tired after the long flight (including a 6 hour layover in Istanbul, Turkey) to do anything but try to catch up on some blog stuff, and fall asleep so that I could be prepared to have a long day of exploring Rome. The next day, we got up, and grabbed some breakfast from a nearby café. I didn’t capture the café on my camera, (I was too busy snapchatting, lol) but it was a cute little picturesque spot. The actual food was decent, but I discovered that I am not one for Roman bacon! It was very thinly sliced, and soft, and tasted kind of like it wasn’t cooked. Anyway, up first on our agenda was the Colosseum. As we walked up to it, we had several people asking if we wanted to take a tour, and the tour ticket would also allow us to skip the line. The ticket that gets you into the Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill is 12euro for adults. My friends and I figured it would be worth it to take the tour for 21euro a piece, because it also allowed us to skip the line, and of course the line for the Colosseum was crazy!!!
Honestly, skipping the line was probably worth it, but I could’ve done without the tour. I really just wanted a brief history of the Colosseum, but my tour guide went into extreme detail and was long-winded, which some can appreciate. However, when you’re still pretty tired and need to move around to stay alert and focused, standing and listening to a history lecture isn’t exactly the best idea. Eventually my friends and I went to explore the amazing amphitheater on our own. I must admit I got separated from my people for like maybe 30 minutes or so because I just had to leave to go to the bathroom, and that line of course was crazy. So I was Kasi the Explorer all on my own for a minute there, which was completely fine because it was so awesome! I could see why it is still used for the baseline for amphitheaters today. Though the Colosseum naturally has some partial ruins, it’s pretty awesome to think of how well it has held up over the past 1,945 years! Salute to the architects who built it! I will finish up reviewing my time in Rome in part two.
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Have you had the chance to visit Rome or the Colosseum yet, or do you have plans on visiting at some point? Let me know below!
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I loved Rome. I wonder if we had the same guide! She was just going on and on and people just started walking away lol. She was great for skipping the line, although when I went there wasn’t much of a line.
Lol we may have had the same one!
I haven’t been to Rome, but this post has me wanting to go more than ever. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks AC! Yes, you should go!
Love it love it!
You’re definitely giving me travel fever right now. Such stunning architecture!
Thanks Kelley, it was stunning!
I absolutely loved Rome! I’ve been twice, and the second time was equally as fabulous as the first. There’s nothing like seeing things we’ve read about in history books and seen in movies up close and personal.
Yes Allison, so true! I am already plotting on going back soon!
Awesome pictures! Love reliving our Roman adventure!
Thanks Ash! Totes!
I feel the same as you. I like brief information about what I am viewing and then I want to be free to explore on my own. Great pictures.
Yes you feel me! Thanks Yaya!
I officially have the travel bug looking at these pics. Thanks for sharing your amazing adventure with us. You look fab also, love the outfit!
Thanks Shay! You’re welcome, yes I have the travel bug now, and I’m ready for more!
How beautiful is Rome! I’d love to get a chance to travel overseas. Looks like you had a great time. #blmgirls
Thanks Stacie! So beautiful!
Beautiful location. The scenery reminds me of the movie Gladiator.
Thanks LaVonndra! It did!
Looks like you had a great time. I would love to visit Rome and Greece. But do not know where to begin. Any recommendations?
Hi Tiffany! It was sooo fun, and I highly recommend it! If you’re not already apart of multiple frequent flyer airline mileage programs, I would be sure to join them all! Southwest, American Airlines, Delta, Jetblue, etc. So that you can rack up points. Same goes for having a credit card with points for spending so that you can get free miles. Do the same with signing up for points programs at hotels. That will highly cut down on costs. Staying at airbnbs (www.airbnb.com) will also cut down on costs, especially if you’re traveling with more than one person. I would also find at least one friend who is down for the adventure, and then start planning! Some great travel blogs that my friends have that will give you some good travel tips/ideas are: allisfarrin.com, and footprintsbybree.com. Another major one is travelnoire.com. Hope that helps, let me know if you have any other questions! 🙂
Great photos. This is definitely one of the places I have to visit.
Wow this is beautiful! I look forward to doing more world traveling in the future.
Thanks Jonna! Yes, it’s the best!
What an amazing experience?! The photos look gorgeous (I peeped the gladiator shoes, in style always girl!). Can’t wait to hear more about your travels.
Thanks Kara! It was so amazing! 🙂
Kasi, I don’t like when people go on vacation and don’t think to invite me! What an amazing way to ring in 30. That pic of you chillin’ on the Colosseum…perfection!
Lol, sorry Kerri! I’ll let you know next time! And thanks!
It looks like you had a great time. I look forward to visiting Europe one day soon. For now the furthest I have been from California is the southern Caribbean.
Yes, it was a lot of fun! The southern Caribbean is great as well!
Now this is how you celebrate a birthday, what an amazing adventure. I’m loving your lace top and shorts really cute. It looks super hot there.
Thanks Mimi! It was super hot, in a good way!
Now that is a birthday celebration! Beautiful photos…Rome is on my travel list! Cute outfit by the way.
Thanks Val! You definitely should visit!