Roaming in Rome

You know it ain’t just spoken Chinese that have words pronouced sounding similar. We are sure as children you would have recited sang nursery rhymes. Yeah that’s the word. Rhyming and not similar. Because between the two words roam and Rome, any sentence would convey so stark meanings.

Anyway. Enough of semantics and lexicon.

Today we want to invite you to join our reminisce of the days we spent in Rome. Ah yes, the eternal city as some would call it. You might have already read about our small countries’ series – Vatican city is in there you know (here).

Coming close to the end of our 5th decade on this planet, it has been often remarked to us by our friends and family that we don’t look our age. Ok more specifically Suan does not look her age. Perhaps it was the lack of stress. But we have a theory. And it had something to do with the journey we took to Rome all these years ago.

You see, it has something to do with water. Sprouting out from somewhere to be precise. People have long yearned for fountains of youth for as far back as history will tell. Does it really exist? If so, how does it work? Can you collect some of the water and store it? Does it work with just one sip or is there a specific dosage required for its effect to manifest itself? (oops occupation hazard…).

Keen to find out? Why not look out for it in this essay? So begins our Italian reminisces… What was most memorable for you about Rome?

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

25 thoughts on “Roaming in Rome”

      1. We are lucky live in Europe where many budget airlines fly to other European countries and we can just hop for a long weekend. When I lived in NZ it was far from other countries and the most visited countries was Australia or Asia 🙂
        I hope you have a fantastic weekend

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  1. Haven’t had the chance to go, but with any luck I’ll get to go for Christmas this year. Which place would you say was the most awe inspiring?

    P.S. just where is this fountain of youth located. You know, just to take a bit.

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    1. To be honest, the entire “triangle” of sites around the Coliseum to the forum area was inspiring. It is also easily traversed by foot though you might be hassled on occasion by touts and scammers… sigh. Of course beware of the pick pockets too… We think spending some more time in the Vatican would be simply a must. It was a pity for us that was such a whirlwind… which we really regret.
      And the fountain… heheh it is near Piazza Navona. And if you ever find it, bottle some and bring them home for regular dosages. Definitely cheaper than going to a cosmetic surgeon! lol


  2. So, you “take” the water from the fountain of youth once and you stay young forever, right? I must go back to Rome. Last I was there, I caught the colds and I thought the Romans were not friendly. The Milanos were better. Even the French were friendlier. Seriously though, a trip back is in order as I missed the touristy Sistine Chapel. 🙂

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  3. I think one could wander for months in Rome and not see everything there is to see. And all of the incredible art. Glad you found the Fountain of Youth. I think you are right. Suan doesn’t look a year over 30. –Curt

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  4. Rome. November 2003. Having fun putting my hand in “la boca de la verita” . Eating great pizza is also a good souvenir. I did take a few pics but I was only there 3 days and it is now a long time ago. I know it was a good trip. Oh yes also going to the Spanish steps was fun.

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