Almost as if to say good bye to me, the city of Rome organised a massive firework today – but it’s actually intended to honour the saints of the city: San Pietro e Paolo.
I spent the afternoon walking though the city and showing my favourite gelateria to one of Gonzo’s colleagues from Kuwait, who was touring Europe and happened to visit Rome that day. After some touristing around Campo de Fiori and Trastevere with him and his American friends (who were absolutely overwhelmed by the beauty of Rome in a very entertaining, American way) I steered the whole party towards the Piazza del Popolo, where the firework took place.
Of course the piazza was packed; I think I’ve never seen so many people in Rome at once. But it was a lovely summer evening and everyone was in a good mood.
The firework itself was absolutely amazing! It was accompanied by classical and pop music and the fireworks went along perfectly with the music! It was simply breathtaking – and it lasted forever!
Thanks, Roma, for such a beautiful farewell! Tomorrow I’ll be off to the airport at dawn, ready for an Austrian summer.
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As a complete surprise, Gonzo came to visit me over the last few days. There’s public holidays in Kuwait, so he decided to come to Rome last minute, even if it was just for a couple of days. And it was beautiful!
We enjoyed summery Rome together, walked along the Tiber, had lots of coffe, gelato, granita and pizza, Gonzo rowed me on a boat on the little lake of Villa Borghese and made me feel like a princess, we went to the beach and Gonzo killed all the mosquitos in my room. Very romantic!
On the day he left, I had my English exam – but it went well, of course. After all, I’ve had a lot of practise these days 🙂
I hate it when he leaves though. It’s as if he’d take a giant leap and jumps right back into my phone. If I shake it hard enough, will he fall out and give me a hug?
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I have to admit I did a bit of a crazy thing: right in the middle of the exam session I went home to Austria for a whole week!
Well, let me explain: The main reason for going home just before exams ended, was my cousin getting married. Otherwise I’d probably waited until exams are over in order to go on holidays (like any sane person would…) But given the facts and the circumstance that I happened to have 13(!!) days without any exams right in the middle of June, I decided that instead of coming home just a couple of days for the wedding and stressing everyone out (including me), I’d stay the whole week. Easy.
It was a gorgeous week of early summer, filled with a beautiful wedding, barbecues on our terrace, motorcycle rides, a fashion photo shoot, many coffees in the sun and lots of cake, a walk in the narrow streets of Salzburg, going to the ballet with my sister, hiking with my dad and just being home. ❤
I suffer of a very particular case of home sickness – I only ever get it when I’m at home. When I am away, I’m mostly happy and don’t miss being at home very much (apart from that special occasion, when my relatives send me photos and make me miss them). But once I’m home, I realize how beautiful it is, how cozy and lovely and I miss being here all the time. I am not entirely sure if any of that makes any sense – but to me it does. 🙂
Welcome to Austria ^^
My beautiful cousin in that amazing dress my sister made!
Dressed up for the wedding
Father’s day motorcycle ride
Can you spot my house 😉
I feel like a tourist, taking pictures of everything!!
Coffee and cake. Always.
Ballett “Forever 27”
Sunset on the flight back to Rome
I’m back in Rome now – for exactly two more weeks. I’m charged with energy to finish those exams and in a bit I’ll go on holidays again: back home to Austria!
Last week was super stressful. Also, it got quite hot here in Rome over the last couple of days. And what would be a better solution to unwind, relax and have a gelato than a coffee, cornetti and walk on the market of Campo de’ Fiori?
(We found a “biscotteria”. How amazing is that?? Translated it basically means cookie-shop)
Here are some impressions of summery Rome, enjoy! 😀