I watched Eat.Pray.Love recently and am now inspired to share some of my Rome travel photos. We were in the beautiful ancient city for five days and four nights last September. It was the perfect time to travel – less tourists without the very intense July/ August summer heat, although it was still quite hot in the noon for the first few days. Normally in July/ August, most locals will head out from the city for their own holidays and most shops are closed.
Rome is infamous for its pickpockets so we were extremely careful with our belongings. We held our bags tightly when we were in public transport, and our passports were kept safely in a travel pouch, protected in the middle compartment of Alex’s bag that was secured with many layer of zips and buckles; just in case, the pickpockets cut a hole through the top/ bottom of the bag -those were some stories we heard and read about.
I have seen many photos of the Colosseum exterior and briefly came across it during my Architectural History classes, and this was it – the interior!
After being here for nearly four years, we have finally visited Rome. It was fascinating to understand how the ancient Romans lived. We spent half a day at the Roman Forum (the ancient Rome market place). It was hot, with almost no shade, and I could not believe how smart I was to choose walking in wedges on cobbled pavements.