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Monday, July 27, 2015

Rome Day One


I've always loved taking photos. Most of you probably don't know this about me, but from middle school all the way through college, I was constantly snapping photos of my friends and I pretty much everywhere we went. It was nice to have the memories, but as I got older, it also led to me having to delete hundreds of embarrassing photos from Facebook. Anyway, I like to think that I've gotten better at it over the years and combined with traveling, something that I'm fortunate enough to be able to do fairly often, it's turned into quite a little passion of mine. The name of the blog obviously translates to "with Danielle", so it's kind of like you're following along with me on my adventures. Plus I think it sounds nice. So even if no one cares enough to read about my life, I think I'll enjoy having this to look back on in the future.

Let's get on with it. Every year, one of the companies my dad works for organizes a trip to a different place as a sort of thank you for doing well the previous year. I don't know how many of you remember, but last summer I went to St. Kitt's & Nevis as a part of that, and this year it was Rome. I've always been a bit jealous of people who live in Europe because of how easy it is to travel to other countries, while coming from America is much more of an ordeal. It's a goal of mine to visit as many countries as I possibly can, so I was thrilled to be able to check another one off of the list. I also took four years of Latin in high school and learned pretty much everything there is to know about Ancient Rome (for what reason I'm not really sure), so it was very surreal to see everything in person.

We arrived in Rome at about 1pm after taking an overnight flight and checked into our hotel, the Rome Cavalieri. It's a really nice hotel that sits just outside the city, so you sort of need to take a cab if you want to go anywhere. Slightly inconvenient but the cabs are actually pretty cheap. The company had organized a walking tour pretty much straight after the flight, so we dropped our bags and got on a bus. Luckily I was able to get some sleep on the flight, which is rare for me, so I wasn't too exhausted. The tour guide took us around to some of the major attractions like the Pantheon, the Trevi Foundation (which is unfortunately under construction - guess I'll just have to go back), a couple churches and through some neat little streets. We were treated to gelato afterward, which I may have developed a slight addiction to. Later that night, we went to a reception dinner on the roof of the hotel where they had a buffet, music, and an amazing view.





Julius Caesar was found buried down in there


The Pantheon


Pistachio & Nutella gelato - life changing



Day two coming soon...

Danielle

70 comments:

  1. Wonderful photos. I wish I could go somewehere far right now. I need to travel!

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    1. Thank you! I need to travel more too!

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  2. Wow, beautiful pictures. I have to go to rome someday. It looks absolutely amazing there :)

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  3. Amazing post! I went to Italy this year and visited Venice and Verona but Rome is still on my list of places to tick off! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself it's great discovering new places! And I can totally vouch for the ice cream being life changing, don't even get me started on the pizzas;)

    Jaz Bishop x
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    1. That's so cool, I really want to go to Venice as well!

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  4. Amazing! Rome looks so awesome! Can't wait to see day 2!

    Renee | Lose The Road

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  5. Amazing pics ! Enjoy it :)

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  6. Ahhh! You're so lucky! And these photos are just gorgeous!!

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  7. Beautiful photos! the place is also beautiful! I want to see Rome one day

    Dice, '96 Wild Heart

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    1. Thanks Kandice, hopefully you can!

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  8. Great photos, I'm looking forward to seeing day two. What a beautiful view from your dinner. There is something special about eating gelato in Italy - the pistachio and Nutella combination looks amazing!

    Kimberly
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    1. It was amazing, I'm still craving it! Thanks Kimberly :)

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  9. Wow Rome looks absolutely stunning. The colors and architect is very beautiful. Your photography skill is great too. Keep it up and I cannot wait to see more!

    xoxo Emily
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  10. Your photos are amazing, love this post :) x

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  11. Great photos!!! I looove Rome:))

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  12. Beautiful pictures dear! Rome is definitely on my bucket list! :)
    Simimaus

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    1. Thanks Simona, hope you can go one day!

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  13. [ Smiles ] Oh, I love your pictures of Rome!

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  14. Italian food is so delicious, I start drooling just by looking at your pictures.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. I want to go back just for the food!

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  15. What a beautiful sky, I'm so jealous here from Scotland!
    Enjoy your trip, it looks awesome!

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    Céline from Larry & Co.

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    1. I'd love to go to Scotland! Thanks Celine :)

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  16. Those pictures look so delicious!

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  17. It looks like a great trip. I love all of your photos as well. <3/Madison
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  18. Gorgeous photos! This place looks magical. I miss Rome so much.

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    1. I'd love to go back one day! Thank you!

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  19. I love taking pictures too! You are doing pretty good!

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  20. You are really talented. These pictures are all stunning and that ice creams looks to die for!

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  21. I live near by Rome, it is such a beautiful city!

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  22. I need to go to Rome.. Beautiful photos!

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  23. Oh Rome! It's one of my dreams to go there. Beautiful pictures, really makes you want to go!
    Have a great trip!
    Maria from http://marvellousfeels.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hopefully you can one day! Thanks Maria!

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  24. Wow looks so amazing this place

    Kiss kiss.*Jo
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  25. The photos are amazing! I would love to go to Rome!!
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  26. fantastic pics

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  27. Italy is one of my favorite places. I just love the history and everything about it. I can eat gelato everyday!! So light and delicious!!

    P.S. I nominated you on my blog for the versatile blogger awards. The post won't be out until a week from now but thought I'd let you know now :)

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    1. I'd love to see more cities! Thanks Pree :)

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  28. Great Post! Follow each other on GFC, Google+, Twitter, facebook, Instagram and Bloglovin? If yes, follow me and i follow back as soon as i see it. Let me know with a comment on my Blog

    Keep in Touch xx Rabea from germany
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  29. Your eyes are so pretty!!! makes me jealous, your shorts and stripes top outfit are giving me insp... hope to hear from you again! Enjoy your trip x

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  30. Definitely agree with you, I'm always secretly jealous of Europeans because they're so close to so much. Meanwhile here in Australia....(crickets chirping). When I last went to Rome it took about 22 hours in total, such an ordeal but obviously totally worth it!

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    1. Oh wow! I'd love to go to Australia one day but I'm awful with long flights so I don't know if I could do it!

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  31. Great style here I really like how chic this blog is :-) http://bauchlefashion.com

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  32. wow! rome is beautiful! I can't believe how gorgeous the buildings are! the food looks so fun as well!

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    1. It was incredible!! Can't beat the food haha

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  33. Wish i can visit Italy soom even for my honeymoon this is actually my dream country im jealous this is such an insparing blog for travelling thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks so much! I'd really love to explore the rest of Italy, it's so beautiful :)

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