Europe 2018 ~ Day 2: Vatican Museum, St. Peter’s Square, Castel Sant’Angelo

selfie in front of Bernini's fountain

Second day in Rome, Italy!

Tues. Sept 4, 2018:  This morning, we grabbed a quick breakfast (which was complimentary as part of our BnB at the neighbouring café).

To my surprise, this was a very popular café that served lots of pastries and coffee and not just dinky ones.  We were running late for our 12:30 p.m. booking for the Vatican Museum (Musei Vaticani), so we Continue reading

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Trattoria Da Sora Gina in Rome, Italy

Trattoria Da Sora Gina storefront

Trattoria Da Sora Gina located at Via Domenico Millelire, 20, 00136 Roma RM in Italy

September 4, 2018:  For dinner on our second day in Rome, we ate at Trattoria Da Sora Gina in Rome, Italy.

This was a traditional Roman kitchen that was recommended by our BnB host.  It was a nice looking restaurant from the outside and once again we chose the outdoor seating to enjoy our Continue reading

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Europe 2018 ~ Day 1: Arrival in Rome, Italy

 Bonci Pizzarium first time

First taste of authentic Italian pizza!

September 2, 3, 2018:

I’m officially in Rome, Italy for the very first time in my life! 😀

After a non-stop three days of rushing last minute reporting jobs and transcripts and even enlisting the help of my two reporter friends to get it all done, I was finally packed and we were at Continue reading

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Accommodations Review: Vaticanum 67 in Rome, Italy

Vaticanum 67 building entrance

Vaticanum 67 located at Viale Degli Ammiragli 67, Vaticano Prati, Rome, 00136 in Italy

September 3 to 7, 2018:  For the first four nights in Rome, we stayed at a BnB near the Vatican City outside of Rome.  This proved to be a great alternative to staying within the city itself as we were only five minutes away from a Metro subway and the area was a residential one with many good local eats, pharmacies, and Continue reading

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RossoVino da Maurizio in Rome, Italy

Tonnarelli cacio e pepe

RossoVino da Maurizio located at Via Edoardo Jenner, 140, 00151 Roma RM in Italy

September 3, 2018:  Our Airbnb host gave us a wonderful selection of restaurant recommendations that was in the area.  One of the recommendations was RossoVino de Maurizio.

We were hungry and arrived as one of the first customers at the restaurant.  They had a patio and we took Continue reading

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Bonci Pizzarium in Rome, Italy

Bonci Pizzarium reviews

Pizzarium located at Via della Meloria, 43, 00136 Roma RM in Italy

September 3, 2018:  Our first meal in Italy!!  After dropping our bags off at our Airbnb, we went to the nearest pizza joint that was open!  (This pizza joint popped up on my Google map search for restaurants within our Airbnb area and was one of the only places still open for lunch at around 1 p.m.)

It was called “Bonci Pizzarium” or Continue reading

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Archibald Microbrasserie (Montreal International Airport)

Archibald Microbrasserie beers

Archibald Microbrasserie located at 975 Romeo-Vachon Blvd N (inside the Montreal International Airport) in Saint-Laurent, Quebec

September 2, 2018:  This was actually my first time inside of the Montreal Airport (since all of the other times I’ve been to Montreal have been either by rail or car).  Everyone knows that Montreal is a foodie city, but did you know that their airport is also food-filled with great restaurants!?  We had a three-hour layover here and it was during this amazing span of time that we were able to try one of these great restaurants — Archibald Microbrasserie!   Continue reading

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