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The Best Part of a Trip…

… is coming home.

Even though I had a wonderful time traveling through Italy with my sisters and BF, I was a little homesick, and missed home.

I missed my apartment, my bed, my washroom, my kitchen, my food, my city, my laptop, and yes, I missed my stuff.  (Very un-minimalistic, I know ;))

Seeing new places and experiencing a different culture is nice, but it also reminded me, (1) how wonderful it is to share the experience with the people who are important in my life, and (2) how great my life is at home.

I have a gazillion pictures to sort through, so those will be coming up in the next few weeks, as I adjust back to normal life, and I will also be doing a travel expense recap, as well.  I’ve missed you guys and can’t wait to get back into blogging.

Talk soon!

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Milan and Rome

I will do a more coherent summary post (with pictures) when I get back to Canada, but for now, I will just be writing little tid bits of thoughts.

We spent 3 days in Milan, and it was definitely the most metropolitan city in Italy. We didn’t do to much sight seeing, as the thought of yet another museum or art gallery or church, just didn’t really resonate with me. So instead, we shopped, people watched, and ate :).

I even rented a bike with my sister and we biked around a park and castle all afternoon, only stopping for gelato breaks, of course. That was the highlight of Milan for me, hands down.

I’ve been in Rome for about a week now, which is a bit too long for my liking. There is a tonne of sites to visit, but I don’t feel like I am really seeing the soul or core of Rome – if that makes any sense. I am also feeling a bit homesick, and a little “traveled out” for lack of a better phrase.

I still miss my bed (I’ve been staying in hostels to save on costs – Europe is so expensive!), my apartment, my city, and my day-to-day activities, such as cooking and blogging.

Luckily for me, BF will be joining me in Rome in 2 days, and I think that my home sickness will be much better.

I will leave you with a picture of the crowds at the Vatican Museum. So. Many. People.

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