As you are probably well aware, I am a terrible blogger.
But in my defense, in the past month we have had back-to-back-to-back volunteer teams here and I’ve been in five different countries spanning 2 continents.
Our last volunteer team of the summer leaves tomorrow morning so hopefully I will get a chance to update on everything that happened with them soon, but for now I’ll fill you in on my travels. This will be a 3-part series. Welcome to part 1 – my Roman Holiday!
My travels began with me missing my train from Skopje, Macedonia to Belgrade, Serbia. The result? A nine-hour bus ride. But, fortunately, I had plenty of Драмина (motion sickness medicine) with me, so I slept a lot on that trip and arrived safely in a new country – one more checked off the list! 🙂
Shortly after I got off the bus it began POURING down rain. I had not been able to get in touch with my friend there to let her know I was coming by bus instead of train so after an hour or two of calling multiple people we finally got connected, I got to eat KFC (woot woot!) and then we went back to her place to crash for the night so I could catch my flight the next morning.
I arrived in Rome just after noon the next day and ended up waiting in line for an hour or two because the airline had demolished my suitcase. Got all of that paperwork and then met a really nice girl on the train from the airport to the main part of town. She got out her iPhone and showed me where to go to get to my hostel… except she showed me the wrong way. I finally arrived at the well-concealed (but wonderful!) Rome Accommodation Hostel where I was greeted by Luigi, Giovani, and the awesome smiling faces of Julie and Elisa!
The rest of this story (where we went, who we saw, what we did, etc.) will be told mostly through pictures and captions. Enjoy!
Inside we saw some graves (lots of dead people in Rome) and some other pretty cool stuff…
Then we headed back to the hostel to conclude day 1.
But day 2 had plenty of adventures as well!
I pray I would have the boldness to joyfully do likewise should I be called upon to do so… His grace is enough.
So you will have to wait to see what happened next!!!
Tune in for Globe Trotting Part 2 – Coming to a blog near you soon!