July 2009

It is a little hard for me to describe Rome in detail, having only briefly visited eight years prior to writing this, but here is my attempt to do the best. Since we didn't have so much time, we tried to make the best of it and see as much of the historical sights as we could, which I have to admit as a history buff, were pretty amazing. But the thing that struck me most of all was just the sheer magnitude of sights and ruins, and how they were interspersed among everything else in the city. I remember walking down the street, seeing hotels, restaurants, office buildings, and then, suddenly, the Colosseum. It was as if modern Rome had grown up around ancient Rome to create what it was today.

Anyway, I wish I could explain and tell more, but I don't think I would be able to do it justice without a revisit to see and interact with it again. When I do, I'll finally give this city, a proper reflection.