Day 52: Visa day in Rome

  Today marks a very exciting day in preparing for PashbyMaul's future adventures. This morning, we went to the Uzbekistan Embassy in Rome, where we were planning on dropping off our tourist passports to have them processed for our visas. To our surprise and delight, the kind gentleman who helped us printed the visas right … Continue reading Day 52: Visa day in Rome

Day 83: Mindful Rome Travel

In keeping with yesterday's blog, I'd like to illustrate my main points for Rome travel.  Many of you may have read Drew's Rome in A Day blog and so you know his main strategy, which would be to see the outside of the entire city on a walking tour.  Now I'd like to make you … Continue reading Day 83: Mindful Rome Travel

A few thoughts on Wine

For all our US-based readers, the idea of wine with dinner, especially out at a restaurant, could well be considered a tremendous splurge.  The restaurant industry is notorious for marking up alcohol at a minimum 100% in most cases.  Your knock-off bottle of California Chianti (which can't by law exist by that name in Europe) … Continue reading A few thoughts on Wine

Rome in a Day

We are often asked by people for practical travel advice when visiting Italy, and one of the more frequent questions we get is, "Can we do [insert city here] as a day trip?".  The short answer is - it depends. What is your travel situation?  Are you a young couple on a budget?  Maybe you … Continue reading Rome in a Day