More of Rome

The Rest of Rome

I thought this was funny.
I thought this was funny.

After a long day in Tuscany, Jaden was worn out. He pretty much stayed in bed most of the day. But me? I got out to see more of Rome.

My first stop was the Borghese Gallery. This is an art museum that requires pre purchased tickets. There are set times to enter and there is a 2 hour window in which you are allowed into the museum. I have really never experienced Continue reading The Rest of Rome

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A Tour of Tuscany + An Unexpected Day in Cortona

TuscanyOur Saturday in Italy was spent on a tour to Tuscany with the wonderful Michelle W., my Doha friend who is my travel inspiration. We met up at the Piazza del Popolo where we took in more of the beauty of Rome. The morning was great weather wise. It was in the low 80s and the sun hadn’t yet taken over. There was a large group of us, 50 to be exact. We headed to the bus for the first leg of our tour. The bus was nice and comfy which was great because I was ready for a nap.

Our first stop was Montepulciano, a quaint little Italian town with rich history. We spent about an hour there with a guide and got good historic information while visiting key sites. The hillsides are just unbelievably beautiful. Everywhere I turned I wanted to take a photo. We finished up there and headed to Sant’Antimo, a beautiful church nestled in the hillsides. We entered the church to witness the peaceful Continue reading A Tour of Tuscany + An Unexpected Day in Cortona

A Fabulous Cooking Class in Rome

Getting ready to cook!
Getting ready to cook!

The minute I decided to take Jaden to Rome, I knew we had to take a #cooking class. After the fun and the great food I had at @CookingwithClass in Paris with Chef Alex, I was looking forward to what the Rome cooking class had to offer. I booked a class through Cooking Classes in Rome after Continue reading A Fabulous Cooking Class in Rome

Istanbul & Rome: Days 1&2

Days 1&2 In Rome

Colosseum
Colosseum

When we arrived to the airport in #Rome, we headed out for a taxi. I’m a pretty savvy traveler and don’t usually fall for the taxi schemes. This time however, I fell right into the trap. I let the guy inside the door get a taxi for me instead of going outside to get a regular taxi. Jaden and I ended up in a sleek black Mercedes Benz (far from a regular Continue reading Days 1&2 In Rome