Oh how I love Rome!
If I were to count the ways, I would run out of numbers.
What a magical city my dear Roma is!
So much to see and do, I could never go bored - and we all know how much I can't stand being bored! LOL
But I did finally go, and once you go (if you are anything like me) then regardless of if you threw your coins in the Trevi Fountain, you know that you have to return! And of course I did! But since this is a Throwback story. I'll tell you about my first visit...
The first stop on this trip back to the "Homeland" was going to be Rome!
I would wake up each morning before my alarm went off because of the pure excitement and adrenaline that was running through my veins. I would leave my hotel room and not return until much later that night.
I would walk the streets and explore until my feet literally bled. OUCH!
VILLA BORGHESE GARDENS
I had even destroyed one of my suitcases while pulling it around Rome, how was I not going to destroy my poor sensitive feet?
So I limped along, because even if my feet were going to hurt or "kill" it was not going to stop me from sticking to my plans and seeing everything on my list!
But after a few days of that...my first and much needed stop was at the shoe store
- I don't see buying a few pairs of Italian shoes to be a problem!
The only problem was that perhaps it was a little too late and although I wasn't going to be wearing my heels (yes they were heels) around the city any more; I was going to be wearing and breaking in brand new shoes!
So can you guess what happened next?
I already had several freshly popped and bloody (sorry to gross you out) blisters all over both feet and now I gave myself new blisters under the "old" blisters, and I had blisters on top of blisters.
It was definitely painful and now that I know better, so of course I will (and have) done things differently.
Pain never stopped me before and so I kept on moving' and groovin'!
I'll never forget that an Italian friend of mine who has travelled with me and knows all about my (insane amount of walking) style has told me "I'm sure you'll make their feet scalding" regarding anyone coming on any of my upcoming planned trips!
Scalding feet or not...some trips are just so much better on foot!
But boy oh boy did I need one hell of a pedicure when I got back home!
Traveling feeds my soul,