On Our Way to Johannesburg from Rome

September 3rd, 2014 We woke up at 8AM. After breakfast at our hotel we had to repack and get ready for our long journey to South Africa. Rome to London to Johannesburg with British Air. We checked out of our hotel at 11AM. We drag our bags along the bumpy stoned streets and  sidewalks to […]

Vatican – Italy

We awoke this morning to teaming rain…had to use our ponchos on the walk to the metro. When we reached the Vatican we were so pleased to have booked our tickets online. There were a group of tourists waiting to buy their tickets as we could bypass the line. Georgian Egyptian Museum. We started with […]

Monochrome Monday

Brings back memories of our last visit to Paris a couple of years ago. So much to see and so much to do. We spent everyday walking around the City seeing the sites we had seen on our previous trip. Hoping to get back to travel again soon.

Africa from Italy

Yellow Fever Certificate Before heading out for dinner I realized I forgot to bring my Medical Yellow Fever Certificate. Without this certificate I cannot change planes in South Africa when returning  from Zambia. Pretty upsetting !! Our flights are non refundable so this could set us back about $1000.00 if we cancel and we must […]

Pompeii – Italy

2014 We can’t believe it is 5:30 when the alarm sounds…we only have about 4 hours sleep but surprisingly we feel pretty good. Lucky we have a roll and a banana available otherwise we’ll being starving on our way to Pompeii. Off we go to the tour office to catch our bus. Pompeii It takes […]

Rome – Day 2

Today we made up our own tour . We headed out after breakfast we head to the church San Pietro with an amazing sculpture of Moses created by Michelangelo. Not sure why Moses had horns…have to look that up . The church is not far from here but you have to climb four flights of marble […]

Roman Forum – Colosseum

2016 Roman Forum First stop was visiting the Roman Forum. We learned from Trip Advisor to buy the tickets at the Forum to avoid the long lineup at the Colosseum. It’s been so long since we last visited here and it looks just as amazing as we remembered. Rick Steve’s audio guide gave us a […]

Flying to Rome – Lucky we Arrived

  We are now on Air Alitalia heading for Rome. I say that with a sigh of relief, it was a rough road to board our flight. Early in the game, for some reason things started to go wrong. I found it strange that I couldn’t check in for our connection in Halifax from Toronto […]

El Avion – Costa Rica

C 123 plane, which is now a restaurant, was part of the CIA Nicaraguan -Iran , Contra affair. Shot down in 1986 over Nicaragua with an American crew on board. Check out the movie “American Made” with Tom Cruise. Pat and I each sat in the cockpit, he the pilot …me the co-pilot. The bar […]