Jan 252010
 

Month of December is special for me. And my husband. We were married in this month. 10 years ago.

Thus last year as a celebration of our first decade together (whew that sounds like ….weird haha! in a positive way :P )  and spoiled ourselves a bit by going to Rome for a few days. It was both our first time in the city and certainly will not be the last since we both fell in love with all those fantastic Roman structures..both old and new.

So many photos were taken but let me share them with you ‘slowly’ . I’ll start with this photo, taken inside St. Peter’s Basilica { Basilica Papale di San Pietro in Vaticano }.

The Papal Basilica of Saint Peter (Latin: Basilica Sancti Petri), officially known in Italian as the Basilica Papale di San Pietro in Vaticano and commonly known as St. Peter’s Basilica, is located within the Vatican City. St. Peter’s Basilica has the largest interior of any Christian church in the world, holding 60,000 people.[ It is the symbolic “Mother church” of the Catholic Church and is regarded as one of the holiest Christian sites. It has been described as “holding a unique position in the Christian world” and as “the greatest of all churches of Christendom“. In Catholic tradition, it is the burial site of its namesake Saint Peter, who was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus and, according to tradition, first Bishop of Rome and therefore first in the line of the papal succession. continue reading here

Dec 162009
 

December 11, 2009, our  second day in Rome. We took a hop-on-hop-off bus that takes sightseers around Rome, taking them to all key must-see places. That day we planned to go to The Pantheon but while on the bus I asked my husband to instead we ride all the way to the Vatican, to which he agreed to.

Unlike when I first lay my eyes on the Colosseum, the biggest known church in the world- St. Peter’s Basilica did not gave me that ‘shiver’ BUT still, it was impressive inside and out. I will be sharing more photos on my upcoming posts but for now let me share with you one of the many shots I took upon reaching the top and outside of the church’s dome. I wasn’t  prepared, didn’t know the challenge ahead when I agreed to go to the top. We were first taken up by a lift but after that, +320 steps were needed to be climbed just to reach the top. People along the way were puffing, one of them was me….  I actually stopped 2x and thought I’m having a heart attack, whew! But I did it! And to tell you, it was worth it.  Breathtaking (literally) view ;)

How about you, are you in a good shape? Let me leave you this link in case you aren’t insured yet: health insurance leads.
I promise myself that I’ll be in a better shape the next time we visit Rome. Because there’s still so many places we want to explore! ;)