rome + corinthians

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What I love so much about traveling internationally is there is opportunity to visit other countries and cities either by train or very short flights which is exactly what we did. We were stationed in Paris, France and decided to take a day trip to Rome, Italy. Why not!? We planned ahead of time and booked the cutest air b&b which I’ll link a bit later in the post. We took a two hour flight from Paris in the a.m. and this photo was taken from the Vatican which left me completely breathless. We took in as much of the culture as we could in one day so I just wanted to share a few more photos with you. If ever I make my way to Rome again, I would plan for 4 or 5 days to really immerse myself in all of its wonder & beauty.


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So here’s the honest truth about The Vatican. Although Rome was absolutely on my life list to check off {bucket list for someone of you; we speak life over here lol}, we actually did go in and yes we saw Michaelangelo’s masterpiece in the Sistine Chapel!! Note: because it is considered a holy place, we were not allowed to take photos of it. There were WAAAAAY too many people and it was incredibly hot, but I have to say that being able to see Michaelangelo’s work in the flesh is something I will never forget and carry with me always. Not being knowledgeable about it, I always thought it was JUST the Creation of Adam. I was completely unaware of The Last Judgement and the magnitude of it. I think I must’ve did ten full 360 spins trying to understand how God instills visions in us, His creations, and when we give every part of ourselves {mind, heart, spirit, intellect, creativity} to that vision it surpasses anything we or those observing can imagine. Here our a few more photos from The Vatican. Enjoy the carousel!!


Yes the Vatican is very touristy, but only being able to visit Rome for one day we decided to not pass up the experience. Speaking of touristy things, we also visited Piazza del Colosseo and went into the Colosseum. We actually walked through the underground and worked our way up with a tour group & guide. We arrived late and missed our original tour group which means we lost money for that so for about an hour we were a tiny bit bummed and trying to figure out how to proceed. We did not come all that way to cave into the nature of travel mishaps. It happens so with apprehension at first {because of scammers} we paid and was able to go with another tour group. I’d say it was worth the hassle. I felt like we learned so much about the history. Truth be told, I was questioning a lot of it, but we ended up having THEE best tour guide who apparently studied Roman history her entire life and it showed. It didn’t seem like she just memorized facts for her work. She spoke with such fluidity and always had triple the knowledge to share. She also did not leave out the contributions of slaves which I really appreciated.

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How can one visit Rome and not have pizza!? This is all I thought about on the flight. It was absolutely cheesy & delectable! After we left the Colosseum we stuffed our faces then we started exploring. I just could not get over the architecture; the DETAILS!


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The last shot of this group of photos is the Trevi Fountain in the Trevi District in Rome. Yes this is THAT instagrammable spot & what a little cropping will do because there were SOOOOOOOOO many people just relaxing and chatting around the fountain. I was a tiny bit disappointed because a local told us the water had been off for awhile. I don’t know if people were standing around waiting for it because they were not aware, but we left after about 15 minutes & strolled through the community. Nevertheless it was still beautiful and I am happy to say, “I’ve been there!”


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This was my favorite thing about Rome. The streets were filled with people of course, but also filled with life. It seemed every little street had a story to tell. They were quaint, bustling and beautiful. We walked for miles!!

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I want to make sure I share my airbnb with you!! To say eye candy would be an understatement. It was so artsy and comfy. Emanuela was our host and she was so accomodating and kind. She also left us a basket of bread with jams and treats in the kitchen. We ate all the treats lol. I highly recommend you stay at her place so click HERE if you’re thinking about staying in Rome!!

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I have cringed on occasion at the thought of “deep reflection” while traveling. Do we really have these profound thoughts while experiencing another culture halfway around the world? I say YES! So the word for Rome is ‘history’ and as we move along in this life we are creating our own. What is yours and what will it be? How has it shaped you and how will it shape others. If we REALLY think about this daily it forces us to be more intentional so I end this post with a scripture the encompasses who I’m becoming in Christ. Thank you so much and I hope you have the opportunity to experience Romaaaaaaa!!

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