The one about Being Silent In The Sistine Chapel

[Continued from previous post …]

As I was processing the sight before me, I noticed a man starting to walk towards me. He asked if I wanted to tour the Vatican museum. I cautiously said yes- trying to tread the fine line between being smart and safe and being rude and abrupt. My appearance probably screamed “tourist! tourist! come take advantage of my naivete” He said he could get me in and I would skip the line. I glanced at the queue again and said “tell me more …” Read More

The one about My Craziest Travel Itinerary Ever

I don’t even know how it got this crazy. I just kept adding and adding destinations until finally I had to tell myself the truth: I couldn’t do it all. There just weren’t enough vacation days; or money, for that matter. I suppose there are people out there who have had crazier itineraries but this was my first time doing a sort of faux ‘backpacking through Europe’ trip so it was crazy for me.  Read More