Hey Everyone! While in Rome, I'll try and share with you guys some of my experiences. Being that with an account of the day's events, pictures or a Vlog. I hope you enjoy!
My flight was scheduled for 6am on Tuesday morning and off I went to the airport at 2am. Yes, I was being paranoid, not much I can do about that. But in fact, I wanted some time to cool, shop and eat before I had to get on the plane and it ended up working out.
I got my ticket from EL AL, an Israeli airline. I got to the airport and went straight to the first check in area I saw. In hindsight, I should have checked the airline it belong to, but I saw "Alitalia" I thought I had made a mistake and that was where my ticket was from. Who was I kidding? I just didn't want to be wrong, that's all. Oh well, 1h in line later the check in woman asks me if Im sure Im Alitalia, then I have to come to grips with the fact that I was an Idiot!
There me and my dad went, all across the whole Check in area to find the right counters. When se got ther, the line was huge, but I ended up explaining what had happened and they cut me a brake, so it all worked out in about 10min.
By then it was 3:30am and I was starving and made my way to McD's for a middle of the night snack =) Tummy satisfied, I got a couple extra gifts for mom and stepdad and made my way to my gate. My feet were in so much pain that I was "jumping" with joy when I found a chair I could actually rest a bit in.
While waiting I read a bit of "Soulless" but to be honest that book's grip on me is not so great... Boarding time and Im happy it went really quick. Got int the plane pretty fast and waited to see who my traveling companions were going to be. Tons of people boarding, some cute guys passing by and of course, I get stuck with two fugly old guys LOL Oh well, I did have "Lore" to keep me company, so I started reading "Ecstasy Unveiled" hehe.
"The Informant" with Matt Damon was playing, but I didn't get into it and stuck with my book. Breakfast time arrived and I was so thirsty I downed the glass of water it came with in a second. I usually love airplane food, but this time, it was awful =( I was still thirsty and kept asking for water with no result whatsoever. The guy sitting next to me didn't eat and slept the whole time, by the time they were taking away the trays I acted on an impulse and stole his water LOL I am soooo not sorry for that!
Finally, after 4 hours I arrived in Italy and the first think I see written outside? "Emporio Armany"! I Cracked up and people looked at me like I was crazy. No arguments there really. Still in pain I made my way to the baggage claim and almost got lost, got my bag and at the exit I couldn't find my stepdad's sister at all. Mom and Stepdad were to arrive about 2 hours after me. I stood there for like 1h, my legs almost collapsed and I finally realize there is a second exit close by, and there she was o_O
It was sort of cool to do some people watching and listening Italian all around me. I ended up overhearing a group of Brazilians, but I didn't talk to them hehe.
A lot of delays later and Mom arrived about 3hours later. It was so emotional, great hugs and a lot of happy tears =)
We got to the convent we are staying pretty quick and went straight to have lunch with the nuns. Such sweet ladies, all of them are Spanish, so the language is not a problem. Beautiful place with an amazing view I'll show you guys soon!
Not much happened today, but it was tiring nonetheless! I'll try and make a Vlog from here tomorrow during the day for you guys.
Thanks for tuning in and I'll see you soon!