I'm back in good ol Ireland. My last day is Rome was great. I soaked up as much as I could. Touring the Colosseum was something I will never forget. Along with the entry into the Colosseum you get to tour the forum which are grounds nearby full of old ruins. I found myself repeating throughout the day "I am in Rome!....ROME!!" It was also the only time I could say "when in Rome"...in Rome. Pizza was a staple for me throughout my visit to Rome. It is cheap and you can take it with you and go. When you walk into a pizza place you have a plethora of rectangular slices laid out before you to choose from, once you have looked for 5 minutes weighing your options and you finally decide they throw it in the oven. I will definitely miss the pizza. My last day flew by and before I knew it I had to be to the airport to head back to Dublin. I met a nice girl from Minnesota who is going to a catholic college in Rome for a semester. We had a really nice conversation about religion and the Bible, I was able to witness for nearly 3 hours. I find young people to be more open minded and reasonable when discussing the Bible . I'm happy to be back in Tallaght. It feels nice to be back in the company of people. I missed my Tallaght family. I'm staying with George and Jane...they are not of the jungle but they are the sweetest.
Things I've learned
- Italian people (meaning one man in Rome) really do say mama Mia.
- When I heard police sirens in Paris I had to remind myself I was not in any of the Bourne movie chase scenes.
- I will always be caught and questioned by the owner of the bicycles I am photographing.
- 10 days without proper tea and biscuits was 10 days too many.
- Black cats love me.