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Roman Gladiators

I sat down expecting the marble to feel cool beneath me but it wasn’t. My legs were tired after hours of walking around. The sun blared overhead. Rome is beautiful at any time of the year but the beginning of August was exhausting. The heat mixed with the endless crowds was suffocating. I ran my Read More

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Life and Death in the Catacombs of Saint Callixtus

Descending the stairs, the temperature dropped immediately. All around us on the walls were broken remnants from ancient tombs; smashed gravestones that once marked the final resting place of loved ones. The door closed behind us, cutting off the warmth of the summer sun; the only light came from skylights scattered along the path. At one Read More

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From Sulmona to Pompeii via Naples (2.2 of 3)

So when I left off in part 2.1, Adele and I had just entered the ruins of Pompeii. We’d forgotten to grab a map so she whipped out her mobile and Google mapped the ruins. If you plan on going to the ruins, wear flat shoes, it’s a bit up and down and the original roads can Read More