Hello, everyone! How was your weekend (and for that matter, your week)? Ever since I returned from my mini-break to Rome a week ago, I’ve been playing catch up– at work, at home, socially. I was all set to share these photos from my trip last week, but server problems on Friday scuppered that plan. Luckily, due to good friends and good luck, everything is running again smoothly, and I can now show you what I was up to in the Eternal City.
My friend and I stayed in the Trastevere area, in a 700-year-old building with that rarest (and most welcome, in the 35-plus-degree-heat) thing, a private outdoor pool. We spent each morning walking around the city, exploring different areas and sightseeing, and each afternoon swimming and lounging (aka reading trashy magazines and slathering on sunblock) poolside.
I hadn’t been to Rome since I was 16 years old, so it was pretty much a new experience for me. I’m well-travelled in Italy, but the country’s large cities aren’t really my area of expertise. Well, I’m pretty sure that has to change now. Rome had me at hello: the beautiful architecture, unimaginably old buildings and ruins, tiny side streets, delicious food, friendly locals and vibrant nightlife combine to make this city really something special.
I returned from Rome several shades darker, several pounds heavier and with my feet covered in blisters (cobblestones are a killer, it’s true). But looking at these photos, those memories fade away, and all I can think about is plotting my return as soon as possible.
All photos © Eleanor Büsing