Rome was much bigger, louder, faster, and more diverse than I'd expected, but the history oozes into surprising places - ruins at intersections and aquaducts on the skyline - and I knew I hadn't allowed myself enough time. The Forum was my main interest, and I paid for a tour there, and the guide had Mark Antony's "Friends, Romans, Countrymen" monologue memorized and he performed it with passion at the end of the trip and I got chills and he was tipped well.
My blog serves two purposes: to let friends and family know what I'm up to while on trips abroad, and to give travel advice from the perspective of a fellow traveler, rather than from a guidebook writer.
I only use a smartphone for the writing and photos, so excuse any errors or blurs.
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