Ciao my lovelies! I’m back and functioning (only just) from my holiday in Rome just over a week ago. The weather was blistering hot, the food was great and the sights were breathtaking! Here’s a little photo diary from my trip.
As always I want to be honest with you guys and I wouldn’t be doing that if I said everything went according to plan. If you follow me on Twitter you’ll know exactly what went down, but here’s the short(ish) summary.
First of all our airline (Air Berlin) lost one of our suitcases which contained both my mum and sister’s clothes – they had to borrow mine on the first day until they got a chance to find something around the city. I also was very silly and lost some Euros on a packed bus to the Colosseum – be vigilant of your bags peeps, I learnt this the hard way. My poor sister also got heat stroke on our last day which meant we had to retreat to the hotel room – missing out on our spot at the Colosseum and Palatine Hill – but health comes first and I wasn’t about to leave little mini-Cagz alone to gallivant around the city!
And the icing on the cake? A delayed flight in Rome on the way back and…the same airline lost two of our bags AGAIN (they also still hadn’t ‘found’ the first one that went missing on the Monday!) Safe to say when we eventually arrived back home at 2am (thanks to our delayed we’d missed our early connecting flight) on that Friday night I pretty much collapsed into bed and slept in till about noon the next day.
I can look back now and laugh at the ridiculous amount of misfortune but at the time it really sucked and overshadowed much of the trip. But that’s the thing about perspective after bad stuff happens, As the title of this post suggests I’m already trying to look back on the good stuff.
Our hotel was fantastic (and the staff so helpful), the sights we did see were incredible – I mean I got to sit inside the Sistine Chapel and stare at an actual mural by Da Vinci, and yeah the food? Oh my god the food. The guides weren’t kidding when they said Italian cuisine is amazing. A lot of good happened, myself and my family got home safe and sound, and honestly I don’t think I could’ve handled all that stress without them (can you imagine if this happened in NYC last year?).
For now I’m just gonna rejoice that BA found our suitcases (huzzah!) and reminisce on the rosy side of my Roma adventure – and maybe choose a different airline next time *shakes fist at Air Berlin*
p.s. if you wanna see a few more snaps, head on over to my Instagram!