Rome – Wonder and Awe

Rome is a city to behold! It is a living testament to the glories of ancient empires, religious leaders, brilliant artists, and forges on as a modern western capital.

We spent a good week in Rome and enjoyed the many historical sites and churches. The Vatican was quite amazing, especially St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel. In the corner of St. Peter’s Square, there’s a portable type building that serves as a Vatican Post Office. This is run by the Swiss, so the service is much more efficient than the regular Italian postal system. Some stereotypes are true… in any case, be sure to send your mail from the Vatican instead of the Italian post!

We made the rounds to the main destinations, including the Pantheon, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, etc. These are all quite fantastic! We also hit our fair share of beautiful Cathedrals, Basilica’s, and churches. I’d say my favorite was St. Paul’s Outside the Walls. It’s worth the metro ride out!

Well, this is the end of the Euro trip! The next destination is Bangkok, Thailand. It’s hard to believe that half a year has already passed on this journey. We’ve met so many amazing people along the way, and had some fantastic experiences!

A whole new set of adventures await in Asia! Onward and eastward!

Cheers, Shawn

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