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What to Do in Case of a Tourist Infestation — By Jennifer Shipp
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What to Do in Case of a Tourist Infestation — By Jennifer Shipp

Yesterday, we took a Trenitalia train from Rome to Venice. I had been looking forward to seeing the Italian countryside. I’d envisioned roomy seats and a glorious view of whatever Italy had to offer. Instead we got cramped seats in second class and a train that ran through tunnels underground for what felt like 50% of the journey.

I studied Arabic furiously on the way, noting to myself ...
And the meek shall inherit your spare change. — By Jennifer Shipp
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And the meek shall inherit your spare change. — By Jennifer Shipp

On our first full day in Rome, we were lucky enough to accidently walk in on the Pope’s Sunday speech that he gives from his apartment window to a crowd at St. Peter’s Square. We were excited about this encounter, but we hadn’t gotten to see him physically with our own eyes, but rather just a broadcast of him on some big movie screens as he spoke in real time. On Wednesday there would be another chance to ...
Sick and Tired of Tourist Attractions in Rome– By Jennifer Shipp
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Sick and Tired of Tourist Attractions in Rome– By Jennifer Shipp

When Lydian was six years old, she decided that she wanted to visit Rome. None of us had been overseas at that time, but each time we’ve booked flights somewhere, she mentions it. Rome and Athens have been at the top of her “must-see” list for many years and we decided to finally cross them off on this trip. Rome, after all, was one of the first places I ever yearned to go too when I was a teenager.<br ...
Lost, Flagged by Security, Thrown on the Floor, and Left Behind: Travel Nightmare Part III — By Jennifer Shipp
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Lost, Flagged by Security, Thrown on the Floor, and Left Behind: Travel Nightmare Part III — By Jennifer Shipp

We arrived on the street outside Gatwick airport at 12:47 PM after going to the Heathrow airport first by accident. Our flight was scheduled to depart at 1:30 PM and we hadn’t even entered Gatwick yet. Our taxi driver had indicated that Gatwick was a small airport that was easy to navigate; a place where it would take us no time to check our bags and get through security. The driver parked the taxi outside ...
The Vatican City and the Pope at St. Peter’s Square: Photo Gallery
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The Vatican City and the Pope at St. Peter’s Square: Photo Gallery

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