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Adventures of A Red Vespa in Rome

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A tour through Rome on a beautiful shiny red vespa who could refuse right? I heard about ScooterRoma tours through instagram so I decided to book a tour for the best way to see the city. My Roman Holiday adventure started while Annie arrived via scooter to my airbnb apartment. I immediately told her I was terrified of riding on a vespa and did not tell my family of my adventure until after! She strapped me into a helmet and showed me how to hop on the vespa and hold on tight… off we went! Immediately at the light two handsome men waved as Annie spoke to them in Italian. Does it get any better? Oh wait it does.

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A glimpse at Rome

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My time is Europe is always nonstop. Its a challenge to stop as much as it is in the States. Don’t get me wrong I have had uninterrupted chats with friends over coffee, lunch, glasses of wine the last couple of weeks. Its nice not being completely attached to my iPhone or other electronic devices.

I left my computer back in Paris and my cell phone didn’t have an Italian SIM card so I was catching email when I could walking through the streets of Rome or back at my airbnb apartment.

Paris has been a comfort for me the last few years. I know how to zip around the city by foot or metro and my french is improving. The city feels like a second home more than anything. Italy was my first love and will always be. Its where I first studied abroad and was bit by the travel bug 11 years ago but being back in Italy felt foreign. My first couple of trips to Rome I did not like the city at all. It was filled with graffiti, pick pockets, and lets be honest it wasn’t Florence. Although in the last couple of years it has been calling me back. It took a while but I am glad I decided to go back and give it another go.

To be perfectly honest I arrived on a sunny 80 degree October day in Rome. Palm trees lined the streets with packed cafes serving pasta and cappuccinos on every corner. What’s not to love? I grabbed a chair at the closest busy cafe pulled out a map and a menu and was set to explore.

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To be continued…

Italian Adventures on Instagram

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Here is a little sneak peak into my adventures in Italy on Instagram. I am pretty sure I could live on pizza, pasta, cappuccinos and gelato. More details to come.

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Ciao Italia

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This past week was packed with adventure, pasta, and scooter riding across Rome. I left my computer back in Paris to lighten the load while traveling so I have been missing in action from the blog. If you are following me on instagram you can follow along with what I have been up to. A little hint… I started a new series and I hope you like it! I already am thinking I need to go back to Italy to add more 😉

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Venice light – From the archives

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I have been working on a few exciting projects for 2015/2016 that have been keeping me busy. I recently was digging through the archives looking through my Venice pictures and thought I would share a few of my favorites. I don’t think I will make it to Venice this trip in October but it still remains one of my favorite cities.

Venice Gondolas

 

Venice with a view

Venice Canal

 

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