Just a short blurb to remember a Sunday out with my new girlfriends in, none other than, the historic city of Rome! We arrived on the fast train early in the morning with the only thing on our to-do list being a Japanese market (one of the girls grew up in Japan and was dying to go). We bopped in and out of stores, visited the Trevi Fountain, and checked out the Asian market. In all seriousness, we probably spent more time trying to find a cab for the four of us than we did actually walking (we ended up having to use Uber), and at one point we jumped on a public bus to try to reach the train station on time, dripping sweat and having no idea how the bus system worked. (We never actually figured it out and we never did pay). But despite all the unexpected craziness, we never shouted at each other or got annoyed with anyone! This trip was a true testament to how well we fit together, and I’m happy to report that we get along well! Although there was a bit more craziness, it’s not the craziness I remember as vividly. I remember more of enjoying a pizza lunch “al talio” (by the slice) with beers and swapping stories; eating an easy dinner of shared plates- cheese platters & wine- because we mixed up our dinner reservations and didn’t have enough time to eat a full dinner; enjoying wine on the train; and laughing so hard we cried and so much we couldn’t breath. In the end, we missed our train and had to buy new tickets to get home. Yet, if I had to do anything over again, I wouldn’t. It was a sporadic, care-free day, with friends full of a sense of adventure and positive attitudes. Like they say, “it’s not always the destination that counts, but how you get there.”
Our roots will forever be from here, America, born and raised. Yet, life requires us to move more frequently than we care to count. Whether living stateside or abroad, you can always find us traveling somewhere. We scout out places that you only think you can dream of one day seeing and we seek out those that aren’t found in guidebooks. We then bring them to life here in our travel memos, so hopefully, one day you too can visit them or at least be able to live vicariously through us. This blog isn’t just about crossing off places from a bucket list. It’s about absorbing and learning how other cultures grow and fit into the same world that we do. Life is short and the world is big. Enjoy and get out there!