Because there was so much to see, I didn’t always have the time to share much more than photos. So, here’s a final mish-mash of experiences and observations.

Just like my visit to Rome’s Colosseum, seeing Pompeii in person was both incredible and surreal.

The Pantheon, St. Peter’s Square, Trevi Fountain … just a few of the places I’ve enjoyed so far in Rome.

My first stop in Rome was an easy choice, and I’ll never forget the moment I turned the corner and the Colosseum came into view.

In a previous post, I took the mystery out of my Japanese bathroom. Now it’s time to dive into the Italian bidet!