When in Rome

Rome, what a beautiful city.  “Quale bella città”

I have been to Rome twice, and I would go back again. There’s something magical about the city and is a great match for Paris when it comes to love. Rome is home to some of the greatest Emperors such as Augustus and Marcus Aurelius, famous philosophers like Epictetus and Lucretius, great saints, most commonly known, Saint Florine and Constantine the Great. Rome also houses some of the most beautiful churches and cathedrals with beautiful architecture. You can see from the design of churches and the architect that the Roman Catholic church was, and is indeed very wealthy.

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Pack your bags and find yourself

We have all seen the films, one that will spring to mind for most is, Eat, pray, Love. We feel fed up stuck in a rut and wonder what direction our lives are heading in, then it hits us, wanderlust. The wonderful notion of packing a bag and heading into the great unknown. Maybe we will find out the meaning of life, or at the very least the meaning of our own. We ponder on where we will go, somewhere spiritual perhaps like Bali, Thailand, Vietnam or maybe just a getaway retreat to gather our thoughts like Greece or Turkey.  Most of us won’t have the disposable income of Angelina Jolie to find ourselves, living in beautiful mountain retreats and enjoying spas with lavish coconut milk baths. Most people will be on a budget, lots of backpackers travel on a budget and it is totally possible, and you don’t have to stay in hostels as there are lost of budget hotels too.

I found myself in that exact position fed up of UK weather and that feeling of groundhog day, I persuaded my other half to venture to Thailand for a month, a holiday for the soul.

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